Hurricane Michael

'Extremely dangerous' Category 4 Hurricane Willa nearing Mexico's Pacific coast


Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a Category 4 storm, bringing the potential for life-threatening storm surge, wind and torrents of rain.

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$100bn ILS appetite will continue despite rising yields


Traditional reinsurers who have faced fierce pricing competition from the pension funds and other investors in the ILS sector are naive if they think the sector will diminish with rising interest rates.

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Universal passes reinsurers up to $315mn bill on Michael loss


Floridian headquartered Universal Insurance Holdings is set to pass around $315mn of its losses from Hurricane Michael to its reinsurance panel.

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Flagship Canopius syndicate to cut 2019 gross premiums by £80mn


Top-ten Lloyd’s insurer Canopius will cut gross premiums by £80mn for its flagship Syndicate 4444 for 2019 as further evidence of the Corporation’s determination to de-leverage the market after the decline in overall performance levels in recent years.

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Hannover Re forecasts modest upswing for loss-affected German cat treaties


Hannover Re expects positive premium development in its domestic German market for the upcoming round of treaty renewals at 1.1, albeit at a more muted pace than in the previous year.


Perils launches Australia wind forecasting platform


Zurich-based catastrophe modelling firm Perils has expanded its wind cat forecasting platform to include Australia.

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Cyber risks are global but insurance not meeting demand: Munich Re


Demand for cyber insurance is growing rapidly as increasingly costly events prove no market, sector or company is spared, irrespective of its size, from cyber risk, according to Munich Re.

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Gard swoops on another flagship London marine account


Norwegian carrier Gard has secured another landmark London marine hull account, taking over from Lloyd’s insurer QBE as the lead on the London placement of the Qatar LNG fleet program, Re-Insurance can reveal.

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Marine insurers braced for another major shipyard loss


UK insurer RSA and other marine underwriters are bracing themselves for a loss of up to $75mn after Hurricane Michael ripped through a shipyard in Panama City, Florida earlier this month, Re-Insurance can reveal.

Hurricane Michael

RMS pegs Michael insured losses at upto $10bn


Global risk modeling and analytics firm, RMS has estimated that the insured loss from Hurricane Michael will be between $6.8bn and $10bn


AIG shares dip after heavy Q3 cat loss estimate


AIG’s share price has fallen in early trading today but less than suggested from last night’s after market price following the publication of the company’s unexpectedly high Q3 loss bill.

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AIG expects as much as $1.7bn in Q3 catastrophe losses


US insurance behemoth American International Group said it expects to report third quarter pre-tax catastrophe losses of as much as $1.5bn to $1.7bn from natural disasters including Hurricane Florence and typhoons Jebi and Trami.

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Blue Capital Re: correction on loss estimate


The NYSE-listed collateralised reinsurance fund Blue Capital Re said yesterday that its Q3 net Irma loss bill will increase by a further $6.1mn.

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Standard Syndicate set to exit Lloyd’s


Charles Taylor-managed Standard Syndicate 1884 has announced that it is withdrawing from underwriting at Lloyd’s from 2019.

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Markel CatCo warns of single-digit NAV hit from Michael and Jebi


Retro reinsurance investment specialist Markel CatCo said it expects its net asset value (NAV) to take a single digit hit as a result of cat losses from both Hurricane Michael and Typhoon Jebi.

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Swiss Re unveils $500mn Jebi hit; $1.4bn 3Q loss bill


Swiss Re said today that its net reinsurance losses from last month’s Typhoon Jebi will be $500mn, taking its overall third quarter nat cat loss burden to $1.1bn.

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Travelers profit more than doubles in Q3 as cat losses shrink


US commercial and personal lines giant Travelers reported saw net income more than double in the third quarter as catastrophe losses fell from the prior year.

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RenRe forecasts $155mn hit from third quarter nat cats


Blue-chip Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe has said it expects its third quarter 2018 results to be hit by a $155mn natural catastrophe bill.

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