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California Woolsey fire insured losses exceed $2.5bn: AIR

North America03-12-2018Insurance news, Property cat, Reinsurance News

Industry insured losses from the Woolsey fire in Southern California will be at least $2.5 billion, according to estimates by catastrophe risk modelling firm AIR Worldwide.

ArgoGlobal appoints international chief actuary from Aspen

London, UK03-12-2018Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Lloyd’s insurer ArgoGlobal, a part of Argo Group, has appointed Paul Lucas as chief actuary, international.

Sava Re upgraded to ‘A’ by AM Best

Europe, Russia03-12-2018Reinsurance News

AM Best has upgraded the financial strength rating of Sava Re to “A” (Excellent) and its issuer credit rating to “a”, both with a stable outlook.

Bermuda insurers increase cat resilience

Bermuda, North America03-12-2018Insurance news, Property cat, Reinsurance News

Bermuda insurers have lowered their net catastrophe exposure in 2017 compared to the previous year by about 2.0 percent, according to a Nov. 30 Catastrophe Risk in Bermuda report by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA).

New digital Allianz Europe unit to serve as beacon, says CEO

Europe30-11-2018Insurance news, Reinsurance News, Technology News

The new digital player that Allianz is creating in Europe is set to serve as an example of what the existing agent-based units could achieve if they modernize processes, CEO Oliver Bäte said during a Nov. 30 press conference.

ILS issuance declines in Q2

Bermuda, Global30-11-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance volume declined 26 percent year on year to $5.1 billion of new risk capital issued in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest Bermuda Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Market Report.

Integrand downgraded due to hurricane impact

Caribbean, North America30-11-2018Insurance news, Property cat

AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to B++ (Good) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to “bbb+” from “a-” of Puerto Rico-based Integrand Assurance Company while placing the Credit Ratings (ratings) under review with negative implications.

Sirius freed from ‘under review with negative implications’ by AM Best

Bermuda, North America30-11-2018Insurance news

AM Best has removed from “under review with negative implications” the rating of Sirius Bermuda Insurance Company, Sirius International Insurance Corporation and Sirius America Insurance Company as the Nasdaq listing of the group boosts the independence from its Chinese parent.

Miller makes new hire for credit and political risks team

Europe30-11-2018Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Re/insurance broker Miller has hired Laurence Guguen for its credit and political risks team to grow its structured trade and commodity finance capabilities.

Allianz reveals new SME leader following departure

UK30-11-2018Insurance news, Reinsurance News

UK-based Allianz Insurance, part of the Allianz Group, has appointed Helen Bryant to the role of director of SME (small and medium-sized businesses) and corporate partnerships.

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