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Reinsurers call on retro partners to manage Q3 loss hit

10 November 2017

Third quarter catastrophe losses represented a 7 to 14 percent hit to the shareholders' equity of global reinsurers, with major catastrophe writers such as Everest Re, Lloyd's of London, Lancashire and RenaissanceRe the most severely affectedRead more


Sizeable Q3 loss hit for Florida private market

10 November 2017

Four of the listed Florida insurers have ceded more than $1.2bn of third quarter catastrophe claims to their reinsurers, based on estimates from their quarterly disclosuresRead more


US homeowners’ rates to rise but RoEs still sagging

10 November 2017

US homeowners' insurance premiums are forecast to expand by 2 percent to $93bn in 2017, but underlying returns on equity (RoEs) from the business are still deteriorating, according to Aon BenfieldRead more


US insurers seek 10-20% rate increases post-HIM

10 November 2017

US property insurers are pushing for base case rate increases of 10-20 percent on catastrophe-exposed business, even for loss-free accounts, according to a client advisory from broker LocktonRead more


Q4 wildfires compound 2017 cat loss pain

10 November 2017

The Californian wildfires could add as much as another $10bn of industry losses to the 2017 catastrophe tally, as reinsurers debated whether disclosures on third quarter events were keeping pace with expectationsRead more


2017 challenges cat loss records

5 October 2017

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) have put 2017 on course to become one of the insurance industry's most expensive years ever, with a high share of claims going to the reinsurance marketRead more


The keys to unlocking trapped collateral

5 October 2017

Soft market conditions may have set the scene for longer potential collateral lock-ups after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, but early negotiations on settlements are still likely, market observers saidRead more


Puerto Rico loss falls to traditional market

5 October 2017

Puerto Rico insured losses are likely to fall to a somewhat concentrated group of reinsurers including Lloyd's syndicates and Munich Re, according to regulatory filings analysed by sister publication The Insurance InsiderRead more


Reinsurance capital cushioned for HIM blow

5 October 2017

The 2017 catastrophe losses may have come at a time when reinsurers' margins are suffering after years of rate cuts, but the industry's capital position is stronger than at any time since the 1970s, says JLT Re's global head of analytics David FlandroRead more


Lloyd’s and Munich Re lead Puerto Rican reinsurance

27 September 2017

Lloyd's syndicates and Munich Re are the reinsurers most active in covering Puerto Rican insurers, according to analysis from sister publication The Insurance InsiderRead more


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