Swiss Re Capital Markets has begun marketing a $225 million catastrophe bond offering, the first part of a $2 billion programme, that securitises Swiss Re’s reinsurance exposure to five types of earthquake...
Hilmar Schaumann, a senior credit derivatives trader for Swiss Re in New York, has quit the firm to join Primus Financial Products, a wholesale provider of credit risk protection.
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Swiss Re Financial Services Business Group, a unit of reinsurer Swiss Re, has hired David Godfrey as chief risk officer.
Swiss Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurance groups, yesterday warned investors it expects to report a Sfr200 million ($115 million) loss when earnings are released in April. But the firm’s management will recommend an unchanged dividend of Sfr2.5...
LONDON - Combining risk transfer with risk financing might be one way of resolving regulator doubts about the use of insurance to mitigate operational risk under the proposed Basel II accord.
Insurance companies are failing to move quickly enough to offer operational risk regulatory capital charge protection coverage, according to Philip Martin, director of HSBC’s operational risk consultancy. Speaking at Risk magazine’s OpRisk Europe...
BASEL - Bank regulators considering allowing op risk insurance a role in the proposed Basel II bank accord will study closely how the insurance industry deals with the massive insurance claims arising from the September 11 attacks in the US. So said international...
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