Losses from extratropical cyclone Thomas, or Doris as it was known in the UK, have hardly moved from PERILS' second claims prediction which was issued in May last year.
Catastrophe losses hit Swiss Re to the tune of $4.7bn in 2017, with its Corporate Solutions arm facing $1.1bn of claims in the US - its largest market.
Scor continued to see successes associated with its Vision in Action strategic plan in 2017 despite property and casualty profits dropping from the natural catastrophe events.
Allianz's property and casualty business saw gross premiums written rise in 2017 but operating profits dropped slightly.
Re/insurers have been warned that implementation of the new IFRS rules will take a similar level of effort to that which preceded the introduction of Solvency II.
The firm's P&C segment experienced a notable dip in profit in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but an uptick in revenues from its life business helped keep those losses at a manageable level.
A focus on profitability rather than growth was the overall theme for Scor at the recent January 1 renewal, although the French reinsurer did see its premiums rise.
Swiss Re is in talks with SoftBank about the telecommunications firm taking a minority stake in the company.
German re/insurance group expects to post net profit of some €670m for 2017, an increase of €20m on the revised estimate it posted back in November in the aftermath of the HIM storms.
Pool Re CEO Julian Enoizi spoke to Reactions about the new deal struck with the Treasury and the changes he is now driving through to modernise the UK'?s terrorism risk reinsurance pool.
Profiles: Contrary to the diverse consumer base insurance serves, most industry C-suites are dominated by white, older men. Reactions speaks to some of the industry’s most renowned women as well as what can be done to get more women in the industry.
Interview: The top threat to catastrophe reinsurer RenaissanceRe’s new CEO Kevin O'Donnell maintaining his predecessor’s enviable returns is a flood of alternative reinsurance capacity settling for single-digit returns. He is bullish about RenRe's future.
Interview: Albert Benchimol has had a busy year since taking over as CEO of Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Axis Capital, dealing with the ousting of its chairman and Superstorm Sandy losses. He is now confident that a strong period of growth is ahead for his firm.
We ask Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's executive director, for more details on interim guidelines for Solvency II and his response to criticism from insurers and reinsurers over the directive's delay.
Matthew Fairfield, CEO of Amsterdam-based start-up insurer ANV, believes the fall-out from the financial crisis has created the perfect opportunity for a new insurance and reinsurance player to enter the market and thrive.
Company profile: German insurance group Talanx, majority owner of Hannover Re, has floated at last. But the group will not use the deal as a springboard for aggressive growth, says the CEO of its industrial insurance unit.
John Nelson has had a busy first year as chairman of Lloyd’s, with the market’s Vision 2025 plan his biggest contribution so far. He believes the make-up of firms and people at Lloyd’s is not diverse enough.
Ed Noonan, CEO of Bermudian reinsurer Validus, has responded to missing out on Transatlantic Re by launching a $500m joint venture with hedge fund manager John Paulson and agreeing to buy Flagstone Re for $623m. He says it is time to adapt or die.
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