Thursday, February 22, 2018

Reinsurance

Odyssey Re gets approval to establish office in Beijing

Odyssey Re gets approval to establish office in Beijing

The US-headquartered reinsurer says China is a strategically important and evolving market.

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Korean Reinsurance gets ratings affirmation

Korean Reinsurance gets ratings affirmation

The move reflects the insurer’s adequate risk-adjusted capitalisation and operating performance.

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Investors commit US$1.2bn for China Re IPO

Investors commit US$1.2bn for China Re IPO

Cornerstone investors include Great Wall Pan Asia, State Grid and China Development Bank.

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China eyes Bermuda reinsurance market after Tianjin

China eyes Bermuda reinsurance market after Tianjin

The explosions in Tianjin are spurring China to consider new sources of insurance.

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China Re wins approval for US$2bn Hong Kong IPO

China Re wins approval for US$2bn Hong Kong IPO

The company is offering up to 15% and expects to pitch the deal to investors in early October.

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Lloyd’s set to double China insurance business

Lloyd’s set to double China insurance business

Lloyd’s chairman John Nelson expressed confidence that the firm will double its business in China this year despite a very

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Reinsurance prices likely to drop in 2016, says Moody’s

Reinsurance prices likely to drop in 2016, says Moody’s

Rates are forecast to fall by up to 10% in 2016, but the decline will be less than in the past few years.

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Reinsurance market stabilising as competition eases

Reinsurance market stabilising as competition eases

Reinsurers are gaining some respite after 18 months of intense competition appears to be easing.

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Tianjin lesson: Open insurance market to foreigners, says Lloyd’s

Tianjin lesson: Open insurance market to foreigners, says Lloyd’s

Lloyd’s reinsurance head says China needs to let foreign insurers enter the market after Tianjin wake-up call.

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Tianjin blast losses still difficult to estimate, says AM Best

Tianjin blast losses still difficult to estimate, says AM Best

Despite publicised estimates, residents within 3km of the blast site are yet to be assessed.

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Oceanwide to launch Chinese reinsurer

Oceanwide to launch Chinese reinsurer

The Chinese property conglomerate has announced plan to launch a reinsurance start-up.

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MH370 claims to surface with debris find?

MH370 claims to surface with debris find?

Flaperon found on Reunion Island could be the next step in solving the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines flight.

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GIC Re, names K Sananth Kumar as acting GM

GIC Re, names K Sananth Kumar as acting GM

Industry veteran replaces Ashok Roy who retired at the end of July.

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China Reinsurance files for HK IPO

China Reinsurance files for HK IPO

State-owned reinsurer could raise up to US$2bn, hires CICC, UBS and HSBC as joint sponsors.

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TigerRisk enters China and names Houqin Zhu as Hong Kong head

TigerRisk enters China and names Houqin Zhu as Hong Kong head

Reinsurance broker marks it’s first presence in Asia with the hiring of former American Re and QBE Re veteran.

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Lloyd’s seeks license to operate in Malaysia

Lloyd’s seeks license to operate in Malaysia

World’s specialist insurance market said to be applying for an onshore reinsurance license to operate in Malaysia.

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China Minsheng to buy Sirius for US$2.2bn

China Minsheng to buy Sirius for US$2.2bn

Acquisition of Sirius seen to give support to CMI’s efforts to expand in the Bermuda reinsurance sector.

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Peak Re buys into Caribbean insurer Nagico

Peak Re buys into Caribbean insurer Nagico

The Fosun-backed reinsurer has agreed to buy a 50% stake in Nagico as part of its expansion into non-Asian markets.

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