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Brokers: reinsurers pushed back on 1.1 rate increases

12 January 2018

A smooth reloading of ILS capital and a glut of capacity contributed to catastrophe reinsurance rates rising by less than reinsurers had pushed for following last year's losses, brokers said in early post-renewals reports.

Catastrophe model changes that reduced technical expected losses, as well as the amount of losses retained by primary insurers, also helped to frustrate reinsurer hopes of larger increases.

Risk-adjusted global catastrophe rates still lag below 2016 levels, JLT Re said, despite its global rate-on-line index rising...


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