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Reinsurance Demand Rises, Along with Flight to Quality, Say Industry Experts

Not only has reinsurance buying increased, but there also has been a flight to quality reinsurers by ceding insurance companies, according to several reinsurers and brokers in recent webinars held in lieu of what would have been the reinsurance Rendez-Vous …

Reinsurers Enter January Renewals, Focusing on Underwriting Discipline: Carpenter, Aon

Economic uncertainty and volatility, in combination with COVID-19-related losses, is leading to a heightened level of cautiousness among property reinsurers unless pricing and terms and conditions meet specific thresholds, according to Lara Mowery, global head of distribution, Guy Carpenter. For …

Aon: Global Reinsurer Capital Hits Record $585B

Total global reinsurer capital, which comprises capital both from the traditional and alternative markets, rose by four percent to a record USD585 billion over the six months to June 30, 2016, reinsurance intermediary Aon Benfield reported. Aon Benfield reported the …

Alternative Capital Up 12%, Traditional Reinsurance Drops 4% in 2015: Aon Report

Alternative capital continues to make its presence felt in the reinsurance market, increasing by 12 percent during 2015 to $72 billion, while traditional capital decreased by 4 percent to $493 billion, according to a report published by Aon Benfield. Capital …

Aon Benfield Issues ‘Latest Update’ Report on Lloyd’s

Aon Benfield has issued a thorough “latest update” report on Lloyd’s, detailing its syndicates, assets and other pertinent facts. Mike Van Slooten, international head of Market Analysis at Aon Benfield Analytics, who authored the report said: “Lloyd’s continues to produce …

Reinsurance Industry Faces Uncertain Future as Time Moves On

It’s around two months until the annual Reinsurance Rendezvous in Monte Carlo, where the reinsurers, brokers, carriers, lawyers, accountants and cat modelers discuss the state of their industry. That industry, until recently a rock solid bastion of the “we do …

Aon Benfield Aggregate Study Confirms Reinsurer Capital Builds to $575 Bn

In the latest edition of its Aon Benfield Aggregate (ABA) report, which analyses the financial results of 31 major reinsurers in 2014, Aon Benfield confirmed earlier estimâtes that global reinsurer capital rose by 6 percent to $575 billion in 2014, …

Reinsurance Execs See Market Adjusting to New Realities

Aon Benfield’s Reinsurance Market Analysis describes the participants as having “reached the end of a 15 year journey, featuring chronological stages of alternative capital’s significance, completion and finally disruption.” From the interviews with two reinsurance industry executives that seems to …

Hedge Funds Move Into Catastrophe Reinsurance

Hedge funds are muscling their way into the market to share the cost of cleaning up after natural catastrophes, but skeptics are questioning whether they will stick around ahead of the next “big one” as underwriting returns fall. Hedge funds …

Storm Clouds on the Reinsurance Horizon despite Record Capital

As the reinsurance industry prepares for its annual get together in Monte Carlo next week, a number of analytical reports have appeared, which show that, despite some significantly good numbers for the first six months of 2014, there are storm …