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Casualty reinsurance

David Mann to lead Everest Reinsurance UK Casualty team

9th November 2022

Everest Reinsurance, the reinsurance division of Everest Re Group, has announced the appointment of David Mann as Vice President, Head of Casualty for Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda) for the UK Branch. In his new role, Mann will lead the growth of the London Casualty Treaty portfolio and Professional Lines, supporting the company’s ... Read the full article

Praedicat launches Nekomodel X for casualty cat risk

3rd November 2022

Praedicat, the liability emerging risk analytics company, has launched a new probabilistic casualty catastrophe model called Nekomodel X to help facilitate exposure-based pricing and reserving for insurers. Nekomodel X is designed to expand on the underwriting applications of previous model releases, incorporating data on exposure to emerging risks to help drive ... Read the full article

US social inflation trends could spread globally: Swiss Re’s Ojeisekhoba

12th September 2022

Moses Ojeisekhoba, CEO Reinsurance at Swiss Re, has warned that the adverse social inflation trends afflicting the re/insurance market in the US could easily spread out to other parts of the world. Speaking at Swiss Re’s press briefing at the RVS 2022 event in Monte Carlo today, Ojeisekhoba and Thierry Léger ... Read the full article

Reinsurance capital re-deployed to casualty & specialty lines: AM Best

19th August 2022

Analysis by AM Best suggests that globally, reinsurers are re-deploying their capital away from property classes and into lines such as casualty and specialty primary lines, in order to seek better returns. The rating agency notes a consensus that positive price movements are being led by primary markets, and in particular ... Read the full article

Coverage and pricing decline in the casualty insurance market in Q1 2022

21st June 2022

Casualty insurance has seen a decline in coverage and pricing in the first quarter of 2022, with both of them presenting potential challenges to the market, according to the latest Alliant report. US insurance broker states that, while still early, the impact of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine will likely ... Read the full article

Capacity returning to the excess liability market – WTW

17th June 2022

Domestic US casualty deployed capacity has increased to $950 million, up from $690 million in early 2020, according to new data released by WTW. This, they say, is the result of legacy carriers recently utilising more of their available capacity on excess towers. The report finds that carriers are more inclined ... Read the full article

QBE North America launches Specialty Casualty business unit

3rd May 2022

QBE North America has announced the launch of a Specialty Casualty business. The launch is part of the company’s strategy to invest in areas where the insurer can offer distinct advantages to business customers. QBE’s Specialty Casualty offering will include admitted and non-admitted primary, lead umbrella and excess liability products, targeting a ... Read the full article

RenRe launches casualty & specialty joint venture

5th April 2022

Bermuda headquartered reinsurance specialist RenaissanceRe, has announced the creation of Fontana Holding L.P. and its subsidiaries - a joint venture dedicated to writing Casualty and Specialty risks. In a press release, it states that Fontana launched with $475 million of capital and targets institutional investors, who contributed $325 million, with the ... Read the full article

London Market reinsurers look to casualty at Jan 1: Miller

2nd February 2022

Reflecting on the January 1 renewal period, analysts at Miller have noted that casualty business became relatively more attractive to reinsurers in the London Market, following another year of elevated losses in the property catastrophe space. Miller observed a “mixed set of outcomes” at the crucial 1/1 reinsurance renewals, with a ... Read the full article

Lorraine Seib to lead Vantage Group’s US excess casualty business

20th January 2022

Vantage Group Holdings has appointed Lorraine Seib to lead its US Excess Casualty Insurance business. Seib brings years of experience within commercial insurance and excess risk and in primary commercial lines, RPGs and MGAs. She previously led the Excess Casualty business at Aspen Insurance Group, XL Catlin Insurance Company, and Travelers Insurance, ... Read the full article

Casualty market proves value as diversifier for reinsurers: Aon

18th August 2021

Re/insurance broker Aon has released a new report for the first half of 2021, giving insight into the Property & Casualty insurance market. The broker's report underlined how the casualty market is proving its value as a good diversifier for reinsurers' challenged property experience in recent years, along with robust primary ... Read the full article

Aon & Praedicat collaborate to address reinsurance coverage gaps in casualty

2nd March 2021

A new collaboration between re/insurance broker Aon and Praedicat, a liability emerging risk analytics company, looks to address reinsurance coverage gaps arising from emerging risks through the development of "named peril" products for insurers. The partnership will result in the development of a range of specialist liability reinsurance solutions that address ... Read the full article

Casualty renewals see underwriting tighten against stress factors: GC

21st January 2021

Reports from re/insurance broker Guy Carpenter (GC) show that casualty reinsurance renewals varied widely at January 1, 2021, with negotiations influenced by individual circumstances such as loss experience, covered lines and classes written. But despite this divergence, analysts believe that every placement experienced some degree of continued reinsurance underwriting rigor. This trend ... Read the full article

Casualty renewals varied widely at 1/1, brokers report

8th January 2021

Re/insurance brokers have reported that casualty renewals varied widely at January 1, depending on individual circumstances including loss experience, covered lines and industry classes written. Casualty pricing at 1/1 was heavily influenced by social inflation, the low interest rate environment and communicable disease, as well as the ample capacity that was ... Read the full article

COVID-19 tail unclear, but we’ve much further to travel in casualty: Willis Re

16th October 2020

While insurers and reinsurers looked to book much of their pandemic losses in the second-quarter, the potential for casualty lines development could persist for years and be very significant, according to executives at reinsurance broker Willis Re. It's likely to be years before we understand the full impact of the ongoing ... Read the full article