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Mixed bag in mid-year renewals

21 July 2017

Reinsurance and retro buyers obtained further rate reductions at the 1 July renewals, although Australian catastrophe losses led to isolated price increases.

Willis Re International chairman James Vickers said ILS markets had expanded their share of international catastrophe business at the renewal after matching the rates on offer from traditional reinsurers.

Click to enlarge "The hurdle of price competitiveness has gone away," he commented.

Recent cat bond issuances have included a couple of interesting "bellwethers" that showed highly competitive margins,...

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