April renewals News

SCOR Global P&C Sees Price Increases of 6.6% During April Renewals

During the April reinsurance renewals, SCOR Global P&C said it grew gross premiums by 5.7% to €504 million, while benefiting from broadly improving market conditions as shown by a 6.6% overall increase in pricing. Asia-Pacific represents 57% of SCOR’s portfolio …

Reinsurers ‘Smoothly’ Navigated April Renewals, Despite Working from Home: Willis Re

Reinsurers were able to complete the April renewals smoothly, despite being forced to move to the new working-from-home model after the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Willis Re. “The global reinsurance market has shown immediate resilience to operating under the challenge …

Munich Re’s Q1 Profit Drops 23.5% on Higher Claims Payments from Previous Years

German reinsurer Munich Re reported a 23.5 percent decrease in its first quarter net profit to €633 million ($708.6 million) from €827 million ($925.7 million) in Q1 2018. The world’s largest reinsurer blamed the profit drop on “higher basic losses …

SCOR Global P&C Grows Reinsurance Premiums by 9.6% During April Renewals

SCOR Global P&C grew its gross written premiums by 9.6 percent, at constant exchange rates, to €548 million ($616 million), during the April 1 reinsurance renewals. In the aftermath of the events in 2018, catastrophe reinsurance treaties “responded rationally” during …

Reinsurers Charge ‘Rational’ Rates in April Renewals, from Flat to 25%: Willis Re

While there were no signs of generalized rate hardening during the April 1, 2019 renewal season, reinsurers have adopted a “rational” rating approach, asking for price increases of up to 25 percent, mainly targeted towards loss-affected contracts and programs, according …

April 1 Renewals Saw ‘Disciplined Softening’ with Ample Capacity: Aon & Willis Re

With abundant capacity, aggressive capital market competition and acceptable returns for global reinsurers, it’s no wonder that the elusive bottom of soft market pricing was not evident at the April 1 renewals. During 2016, global reinsurers generated “an acceptable, though …

SCOR Increases P&C GWP Levels by 4.7% During April Renewals; Profits on Target

SCOR Global P&C increased gross written premiums by 4.7 percent at the recent April renewals, based on constant exchange rates, with total premiums rising from €420 million ($474.7 million) to €440 million ($497.3 million). Premiums renewing on or around April …

April Renewals Saw More Price Cuts, but Reinsurance Demand Rises: Willis Re

While the April 1 renewals saw a continuation of the softening market, there are encouraging signs that price cuts are slowing and reinsurance demand is rising, according to a Willis Re report. For the fourth consecutive year, reinsurance buyers have …

Weakness in Pricing Lowers Reinsurers’ Q1 2014 Profits

Swiss Re and Hannover Re, the world’s no. 2 and 3 reinsurers, said they saw lower prices in natural disaster reinsurance and April renewals, as they beat profit expectations in the first quarter. Fewer serious natural disasters, as well as …