Munich Re acquires RenRe's weather risk unit

RenRe Energy Advisors sold for "mid double-digit million" dollars


Investment environment remains biggest challenge to reinsurers

Softening prices also a threat, says Fitch


Third-party capital appetite for reinsurance may be inflated

New money not rushing in blindly, says A M Best


Swiss Re claims "minimal impact" from July renewals

But catastrophes take toll on P&C business


RMS says new hurricane model lowers view of risk

North Atlantic hurricane model tested with sample of clients


XL sets up ILS fund with Stone Point

Aims to attract third-party investors to $135m fund


New York quizzes reinsurers on compliance with Iran sanctions

Firms face fines and bans for breaching new rules


European flood losses surpass $1.6bn

Partner Re is latest to report impact


New capital muscles into the reinsurance business

Hedge funds, pension funds and wealth managers are among the newer investors reshaping the way that reinsurance operates and prices risk. These non-traditional investors like the returns available and the lack of correlation with other capital markets. But do they fully appreciate the risks? Sarfraz Thind reports


US reinsurance rates remain under pressure at 1 July renewals

Pricing to trend downwards for the rest of the year, say brokers