Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Reinsurance

Asia Capital Re taps Korean market

Asia Capital Re taps Korean market

The Financial Services Commission is expected to decide on the application for preliminary approval on Wednesday.

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Japanese majors complete London acquisitions

Japanese majors complete London acquisitions

Mitsui Sumitomo and Sompo Japan have formally closed deals to acquire Amlin and Canopius.

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GIC Re to open China branch

GIC Re to open China branch

The office will open within the next two to three months, according to chief managing director Alice Vaidyan.

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Reinsurers face more consolidation

Reinsurers face more consolidation

Life in Bermuda isn’t all rum cocktails and afternoon tea these days as reinsurers face cloudy outlook.

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Liberty names first Beijing representative

Liberty names first Beijing representative

The specialist insurance and reinsurance syndicate is joining the Lloyd’s China platform in Beijing.

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GIC appoints first woman head

GIC appoints first woman head

Alice Vaidyan has been named chief managing director of GIC Re, joining a list of women CEOs in India.

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Inefficiencies threaten disruption to insurance industry

Inefficiencies threaten disruption to insurance industry

Expensive cost structures and the high cost of capital are weaknesses that disruptors will exploit.

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XL Catlin to open reinsurance branch in India

XL Catlin to open reinsurance branch in India

The decision to pursue a licence is part of a strategy to expand its presence in emerging markets.

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ILS market valued at US$70bn in 2015, says Willis

ILS market valued at US$70bn in 2015, says Willis

Non-life insurance-linked securities added US$5bn of additional capacity last year.

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Japan Post Insurance seeks reinsurance licence

Japan Post Insurance seeks reinsurance licence

The move is reportedly part of an effort to diversify earnings and enhance convenience for customers.

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Smaller life firms in China worst-hit by stock sell-off

Smaller life firms in China worst-hit by stock sell-off

Small and medium-sized life insurers tend to have the most aggressive risk appetites, says Fitch.

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Asia premium growth to outperform world average in 2016

Premium growth will increase despite tougher regulations and a slowing economy, says Swiss Re.

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Natural disasters caused US$35bn insured loss in 2015

Natural disasters caused US$35bn insured loss in 2015

A total of 300 separate global natural disasters took place last year, according to Aon Benfield.

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Marine reinsurance prices fall even after Tianjin blasts

Marine reinsurance prices fall even after Tianjin blasts

The blasts at China’s Tianjin port has had little or no impact on marine reinsurance prices.

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Sumitomo Life approved for US$3.8bn Symmetry deal

Sumitomo Life approved for US$3.8bn Symmetry deal

Approval issued after regulator says deal is not hazardous or prejudicial to the insurance-buying public.

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IAG secures US$7bn reinsurance cover for 2016

IAG secures US$7bn reinsurance cover for 2016

The new programme provides protection for most parts of Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

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Lloyd’s registers first Malaysian reinsurer

Lloyd’s registers first Malaysian reinsurer

AFR Asia Pacific becomes one of only 219 Lloyd’s registered brokers across the world.

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Negative outlook for reinsurance industry, says Moody’s

Negative outlook for reinsurance industry, says Moody’s

Shrinking demand and excess capacity has created sustained pressure on reinsurers.

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