Fitch Ratings News

Fitch: Homeowners Insurers’ Results to Improve In 2024

U.S. homeowners’ insurance is in position to improve in 2024, according Fitch Ratings. The rating agency said premium revenue growth, tied to recent substantial price increases and more diligent underwriting to manage risk concentrations and aggregations, points to improvement in …

Reinsurance Market Likely to Begin Softening in 2025 as Capacity Rises in 2024: Fitch

Reinsurers’ underwriting margins are expected to peak in 2024 on the significant price rises and tighter terms and conditions achieved during 2023 and in the January 2024 renewals, which will likely lead to softer market conditions in 2025, according to …

Another View: Yes, P/C Industry Underwriting Profit Will Be Back in ’24

Not all analysts think an underwriting profit is out of reach for 2024. While a recent forecast from Fitch Ratings puts the 2024 combined ratio above 100, an improvement from 2023, a report by Swiss Re Institute projects both 2024 …

Reinsurers’ Earnings Rise on Lower Disaster Losses, Improved Investment Results: Fitch

Lower natural catastrophe losses, a better investment result and strong revenue growth in property/casualty reinsurance led to strong earnings’ increases for the four main European reinsurers in the nine month-period of 2023, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. …

Hurricane Otis’ Impact on Mexico Insurance Industry Expected to Be ‘Controlled’: Fitch

Fitch Ratings expects Hurricane Otis’ effects on Mexico’s insurance industry to be controlled and within its current ratings expectations, the agency said in a statement on Wednesday. “Fitch Ratings expects that the credit impact will be negligible on the Mexican …

Reinsurers Hope Profitability Party Will Last – But All Good Things Must End

Executive summary: Fitch Ratings is projecting reinsurer returns on equity of 14% in 2023 and 2024, results that reflect a reinsurance environment that has effectively returned to the pre-soft market state of providing capital protection rather than earnings protection for …

Reinsurance Rates to Rise in 2024, Soften in 2025: Fitch

Reinsurance rates are likely to continue to rise in 2024, though at a slower pace than in 2023, and prices will start to fall in 2025, Fitch Ratings analyst Robert Mazzuoli told Reuters on Thursday. Reinsurers – who insure insurers …

E&S Market Lines Expand, Outperform Broader P/C in 2022

The U.S. excess and surplus (E&S) lines market had a good year in 2022, growing to account for nearly 9% of the U.S. property/casualty (P/C) insurance industry. E&S direct written premiums (DWP) increased for the twelfth consecutive year and reported …

Conditions Are Challenging, Claims Are Elevated, but Reinsurers’ Profits Return: Reports

Despite extremely challenging conditions, with persistent and elevated claims activity, the global reinsurance segment returned an underwriting profit in 2022, according to an AM Best report. “Reinsurers generally have realigned their risk profiles and are in a strong position to …

Rate Hikes Not Bringing Profit to US Auto Insurers: Fitch

Jumps in rates and written premiums did little to move the needle on underwriting profits for U.S. personal auto insurers, Fitch Ratings reported based on a recent review of midyear results of nine big market players. Profitability challenges in the …