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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 …

Reinsurers’ Earnings to Be Hit After 3rd Year of Major Claims: AM Best

Reinsurers’ earnings are likely to see further erosion in 2019 after another year of major catastrophe losses, which is prolonging the positive momentum for reinsurance pricing, according to AM Best. “Three consecutive years of severe losses, dwindling favorable reserve development …

Here’s How Aon’s New Reinsurance Auction Works

The broker Aon plc has launched an auction capability for the Jan. 1, 2020 reinsurance renewals, which is designed to provide additional options for insurer clients by reducing the timeframe around pricing negotiations while providing contract certainty to secure pricing …

January Renewals Show Higher Prices for Clients with Poor Loss Records: Willis Re

Reinsurance placements at Jan. 1, 2019 highlight a pricing gap between accounts with peak peril exposures, or poor loss records, and the rest, with many reinsurers placing emphasis on the quality of client counterparties, according to the latest 1st View …

Reinsurance Prices Drop – Despite 2018’s Big Natural Catastrophe Losses: JLT Re

JLT Re’s global property-catastrophe reinsurance index fell 1.2 percent in Jan. 1 policy renewals, the broker said on Wednesday, dashing the industry’s hopes of higher reinsurance premiums after a second straight year of big losses. Reinsurance prices, chiefly set in …

Solvency II Drives Demand for Reinsurance During 1/1 Renewals: Fitch

The January renewals period show that Solvency II will increase demand for reinsurance products as European insurers attempt to strengthen their capital position through risk transfers, Fitch Ratings said. The main beneficiaries are likely to be the financially strongest reinsurers …

Aon Benfield Launches Global Reinsurer Trading Platform with Real-Time Data

Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser of Aon plc, will launch on April 11 a global reinsurer trading platform called ABConnect Placements. Available for use with the July 1 renewals, ABConnect Placements will provide a more integrated, streamlined …

Reinsurance Prices Continue Softening During January 2016 Renewals: Willis Re

Despite the signs of some pricing stabilization in property catastrophe during the June/July 2015 renewals, hopeful forecasts for a “softening in the softening” in reinsurance pricing have proved elusive, according to Willis Re’s 1st View Report. “The January renewals have …

Guy Carpenter Execs Discuss Reinsurance Trends at Rendez-Vous Panel

Challenging market conditions due to abundant capacity, the ongoing influx of new capital and limited loss experience, continue to put pressure on the reinsurance sector, while recent M&A activity is adding a new dynamic to the mix. These were the …

A.M. Best: Reinsurance Sector Faces New Reality Shaped by Abundant Capacity

The reinsurance market is operating in a new reality of abundant capacity from traditional and alternative sources, low interest rates and thinner reinsurance margins, driven by intense competition against shrinking demand for reinsurance cover, according to A.M. Best’s annual special …