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Swiss Re faces $3.6bn nat cat losses in Q3

Europe, North America20-10-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Swiss Re said on Oct. 20 that it estimates combined losses from the hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico in the third quarter of 2017 to be approximately $3.6 billion, net of retrocession and before tax.

Neon launches marine joint venture in Italy

Europe20-10-2017Insurance news

Specialist Lloyd's insurer Neon has launched an underwriting operation in partnership with Italian marine broker, Cambiaso Risso, who will have a minority shareholding in the joint venture.

Aon Benfield names EMEA & UK head of client services

EMEA, London, UK20-10-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon, has appointed Leonora Siccardi as EMEA and UK head of client services.

ILS investors prepare for reloading

Global, North America20-10-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news

ILS investors are raising money and preparing to make new investments despite losses from recent natural catastrophes, according to the latest Willis quarterly ILS market update.

Hannover Re looks for 40-50% cat rate increases in Florida

North America20-10-2017Casualty, Insurance news, Property cat, Reinsurance news

Hannover Re is expecting significant property/casualty (P&C) rate increases, particularly in the regions affected by recent hurricanes in North America, but also elsewhere in the upcoming renewals.

California wildfire claims losses reach $1bn

North America20-10-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news

The preliminary data on claims from the Californian wildfires reaches $1.05 billion in losses from commercial and residential structures, personal and commercial vehicles, and agricultural equipment, the California Department of Insurance said in an Oct. 19 press release.

Sompo reviews FY earnings forecast after nat cat hit

London, North America20-10-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Sompo Holdings said on Oct. 20 that its incurred losses from natural catastrophes in the third quarter of 2017 are estimated at ¥70 billion ($620 million) before taxes and that it is now reviewing its full-year earnings forecast.

Manchester Underwriting appoints Munich Re exec as claims manager

UK20-10-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news, Specialty

Specialist managing general agent (MGA) Manchester Underwriting Management has appointed Dan Cooper as claims manager.

Giuseppina Albo to succeed Duperreault as Hamilton CEO

Bermuda, North America19-10-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Giuseppina Albo is leaving the board of management of Munich Re at the end of 2017 to take up the position of CEO at Hamilton Insurance Group in 2018, Munich Re said on Oct. 19.

Sompo reveals partnership for African expansion

Bermuda, EMEA19-10-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Bermuda-based specialty P&C re/insurer Sompo International Holdings said on Oct. 19 that it has launched a new strategic partnership in Africa to access new markets.

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