Ann Godbehere will assume the role of chief financial officer at reinsurer Swiss Re on April 1. Her promotion follows current incumbent John Fitzpatrick’s promotion to chief executive of Swiss Re's life...
Credit derivatives traders said interest in short-dated protection on European insurers was active this week. But the cost of protection in the normally more liquid five-year credit default swap markets...
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Insurance companies are increasingly turning to third-party asset managers to improve returns and manage risk, according to a new study by Swiss Re. As a result of the trend, insurers' alternative investment holdings in hedge funds are poised to grow...
Equity weakness continued to dominate the direction of European credit default swaps, pushing the cost of protection wider for volatile insurers and telecoms.
The cost of protection for German reinsurance company Munich Re and German banks Deutsche, Commerzbank and Dresdner widened today following negative rating and outlook changes by Moody's Investor Services.
Swiss Re, one of the world's top three reinsurance companies, plans to issue 50% to 100% more insurance-linked securities over the next year, in line with an expected rise in total industry issuance, said Swiss Re chief economist for North America, Kurt...
JP Morgan Chase’s profit warning and two rating agency downgrades yesterday, which prompted its debt protection costs to widen as much as 26 basis points to 100bp, has caused only a minimal impact on other financial credit derivatives spreads.
Swiss Re and Horace Mann Educators, an auto, homeowner and life insurance provider to US teachers with $1 billion in revenues, have struck a three-year $75 million committed-capital deal. By the terms of the deal, if Horace Mann incurs catastrophic windstorm-related...
Swiss Re Financial Products (SRFP) has licensed an updated weather risk trading system developed by Risk Management Solutions (RMS), the California-based technology and data firm.
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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