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Insurance Journal  Apr 9  Comment 
Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced it is collaborating with RenaissanceRe, a global re/insurer, as part of a joint effort to enhance the industry’s modeling of long-tail casualty risk. “Since our inception, RenaissanceRe...
Insurance Journal  Mar 2  Comment 
S&P Global Ratings has lowered the long-term issuer credit rating on Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) to “A-” from “A” and its long-term financial strength and issuer credit ratings on RNR’s core operating subsidiaries to...
GenEng News  Feb 21  Comment 
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Insurance Journal  Jan 19  Comment 
RenaissanceRe will pick up a minority stake in Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a long-term manager of legacy runoff P/C insurance and reinsurance businesses. Neither side is disclosing financial terms. RenaissanceRe will pursue the investment...
MarketWatch  Dec 22  Comment 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. said Friday net income will be reduced by about $40 million after the tax bill is enacted, because the insurance and reinsurance provider plans to write down a portion of its deferred tax asset. The write-down plan is...
Insurance Journal  Dec 6  Comment 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. said it estimates that losses from the October 2017 California Wildfires will have a net negative impact of $90 million on its fourth quarter 2017 results of operations. The October 2017 California Wildfires caused...




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Hamilton, Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) primarily provides property-catastrophe reinsurance to insurers and reinsurers on an excess of loss basis globally. Coverage of losses over a specified limit is termed as excess of loss. In addition, RenaissanceRe provides certain specialty reinsurance coverage on accident, health, aviation, and satellite concerns, as well as homeowners' insurance in various parts of the U.S. The company also writes specialty and catastrophe reinsurance through two joint ventures Top Layer Re and DaVinci Reinsurance and through certain specialty reinsurance and primary insurance lines. Further, RenaissanceRe's recently formed a financial guarantee insurer named Channel Reinsurance Ltd., in a joint venture with MBIA Inc., PartnerRe Ltd., and Koch Financial Corporation. RenaissanceRe has a 32.7% share in Channel Re. In 2006, property-catastrophe reinsurance, specialty reinsurance, and individual risk accounted for 57%, 11%, and 36%, respectively, of the $1.94 billion gross written premiums (GWP).

The company conducts its business through two reportable segments:

Reinsurance segment has three main units: Property catastrophe reinsurance, Specialty reinsurance and Through Ventures. Gross premiums written for this segment were $1.3 billion for FY06.

Individual Risk segment primarily functions through three distribution channels: 1) program managers 2) quota share reinsurance and 3) brokers. Gross premiums written for this segment were $689.4 million for FY06.


In addition to its existing reinsurance and insurance business, from time to time, RNR considers opportunistic diversification into new ventures, either through organic growth or through acquisition of other companies or their books of business. As of September 30, 2007, RNR had total assets of $8.8 billion and total shareholders' equity of $3.5 billion.




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