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Re/Insurers May Be Entering Reserving ‘Danger Phase’: JLT Re Execs

Re/insurers have released redundant liability reserves into their earnings for the past eight years as a result of favorable loss development. This practice has worked well to compensate for low investment yields and soft market prices. But have carriers gone …

Is This the Bottom of Reinsurance Cycle? Opinions Vary at Rendez-Vous

It may be wishful thinking – but some major reinsurers are hoping the bottom of the reinsurance cycle is at hand. Both Swiss Re and Hannover Re told journalists at this year’s reinsurance Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monaco that they …

JLT Re Hires Woolstenhulme in Philadelphia

JLT Re, a U.K. based reinsurance broking and consultancy provider, hired Micah Woolstenhulme in August as its Philadelphia, Pa., based head of risk and economic advisory. In his new role, he will report to the firm’s global head of analytics, …

Reinsurance Cycle Is Not Dead Yet so Buyers Need to Put It to Good Use: JLT Re

Despite proclamations by some observers that the reinsurance cycle is dead, JLT Re says, reports of its demise are greatly exaggerated – and now is the time for buyers to use the cycle, and reinsurance, to their advantage. Rates are …

Midyear Renewals Show Early Signs of Price Stabilization: JLT Re Report

Downward pricing pressures eased during the June 1 and July 1 renewals – the first time since January 2013 – which suggests that a reinsurance pricing floor is not far away, according to a report published by JLT Re. “Although …

Who Will Be Next? M&A Trends to Be Eyed at Monaco Reinsurance Meeting

A prolonged decline in global reinsurance prices is spurring merger moves in the sector, with many executives attending next week’s annual industry meeting in Monte Carlo eyeing who might next become predator or prey. While the $600 billion industry, which …