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Re/insurers “oblivious” to consequences of S&P criteria changes

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America03-12-2012Reinsurance News

Many insurers and reinsurers remain unaware of the potential consequences of changes that rating agency S&P’s is making to its insurance rating criteria – despite the fact that the adjustment could have serious ramifications for them in 2013.

UK insurers table flood scheme as £1bn losses are forecast

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America30-11-2012Insurance News

In the aftermath of severe flooding in the UK for the second time this year and with insured flood losses predicted to top £1bn in 2012, the UK government and the insurance industry are trying to find a solution to the way flood risk is covered in the UK.

Weather business a “natural fit” says Endurance

North America29-11-2012Insurance News, Reinsurance News

Endurance Specialty Holdings has said its recent acquisition of a business dedicated to providing weather risk management products is a natural fit for its business and will add another valuable service to its offering.

Swiss Re’s cancer policy could trigger further innovation

Asia Pacific28-11-2012Insurance News, Reinsurance News

A new insurance product conceived by Swiss Re could provide the model for many types of similar policies applicable to different illnesses or countries being developed in the future.

New Zealand Earthquake Commission predicts 2013 softening

Asia Pacific27-11-2012Reinsurance News

Despite its reinsurance bill trebling since 2010, Ian Simpson, the chief executive of New Zealand’s EQC, says he remains impressed by the way international reinsurers have responded since devastating earthquakes hit the country in 2010 and 2011.

Side-cars offer diversification and capital benefits

Bermuda, Europe, North America26-11-2012Alternative Risk Transfer News, Reinsurance News

The trend of insurers and reinsurers offering alternative forms of capacity to the market through the use of structures such as side-cars is as much about carriers seeking diversification and better uses of their capital as it is about seeking short-term returns for investors.

Investors hot for ILS as more cat bonds launch

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America23-11-2012Alternative Risk Transfer News

The popularity of insurance-linked securities (ILS) has been evidenced by four recent catastrophe bonds.

US exit strategies not indicative of wider trend

Europe, North America22-11-2012Insurance News, Reinsurance News

Recent strategic moves by a number of European insurers and reinsurers to divest their US life operations are not indicative of a wider trend.

Q-Re hires talent to match its global ambitions

Qatar21-11-2012

Q-Re, a subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), has hired eight experienced reinsurance professionals who, the company says, will spearhead its global expansion plans going forward.

Investors continue to target reinsurance

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America20-11-2012Capital Management News, Insurance News, Reinsurance News

Against a backdrop of low interest rates and limited investment returns, investor demand for catastrophe-linked products remains high with yet more vehicles being launched to satisfy this demand.

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