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The Comparative Rater Revolution: An Agent’s Story

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). Comparative rating systems may seem commonplace in the 21st century as they’ve been around for more than many decades. Most independent insurance agencies rely on them every …

Reinsurers Offering Better Prices, Capacity for Preferred Trading Partners: Willis Re

Strengthening primary insurance market conditions underpinned improvements to reinsurance prices, terms and conditions at the June 1 and July 1, 2019 renewals, according to the latest 1st View renewals report from Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Towers Watson. …

Jan. 1 Renewals Saw ‘Muted Impact’ from 2018’s Catastrophes: Guy Carpenter

The overall impact of catastrophe losses on property rates was muted at the Jan. 1, 2019 reinsurance renewals, but the fourth highest annual catastrophe loss year on record did create questions over pricing adequacy, underwriting strategy and the amount of …

Natural Catastrophe Claims in 2017 Reached a Record $135B: Munich Re

The insurance industry will pay record claims of US$135 billion from last year’s spate of natural catastrophes, according to a report published by Munich Re. Further, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM), the Mexico earthquakes and wildfires in California created …

Property Reinsurance Rates Rise Less Than Expected in Jan. 1 Renewals

Global property reinsurance prices have risen less than expected in the key Jan. 1 renewal season, with strong competition limiting increases to single digit percentages following a record year of losses, brokers said on Tuesday. Catastrophe bond managers are launching …

Reinsurance Price Hikes May Be Short-Lived as Capacity Is Abundant

While overall market conditions may improve over the near term as a result of catastrophe events in the third quarter of 2017, A.M. Best continues to hold a negative outlook for the global reinsurance sector in 2018. In a new …

Soft Rates Begin to Hit Results – But Pain Continues at Mid-Year Renewals: Willis Re

Despite the deterioration many reinsurers saw in the first quarter, mid-year renewals continued their downward pricing trajectory, according to Willis Re in a recent report. Indeed, underlying loss and expense ratios for many reinsurers are showing a worrying trend of …

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 …

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 …

1/1 Renewals Saw Some Price Stabilization, Record Capital, Demand Uptick: JLT Re

The challenging operating environment confronting reinsurers has led to some price stabilization at the Jan. 1, 2017 renewals, as they face the reality of deteriorating results and margin compression, according to JLT Re in a newly published report. Twelve months …