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XL Catlin appoints leaders for U.S Multinational Casualty Insurance

12th July 2018

XL Catlin has appointed Stefan Homberger as Head of Multinational Casualty Insurance in the U.S and promoted Arielle Moody to team lead for its U.S Eastern Region Multinational Casualty group. Homberger has worked at XL Catlin for 20 years, having most recently served as Underwriting Manager for Multinational Casualty Programs. Commenting on ... Read the full article

2017 losses unmasked broader reinsurance price inadequacy: KBW

20th June 2018

The major hurricane and catastrophe losses of 2017 while not sufficient to significantly boost property catastrophe reinsurance rates, have unmasked the inadequacy of pricing more broadly across the sector, according to analysts. Reinsurance pricing did respond to the losses of 2017, but increases seen at the key January reinsurance renewals ... Read the full article

XL Catlin bolsters Global Excess Casualty Insurance team with two key appointments

5th June 2018

XL Catlin has further strengthened its Global Excess Casualty Insurance team following the dual appointments of Donnacha Smyth as President, Global Excess Casualty Insurance and Carla Greaves as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Global Excess Casualty. Smyth, who has served a number of positions with the firm since 2007, is set to ... Read the full article

Strong U.S. casualty market growth driven by quota shares: Munich Re’s Steve Levy

1st June 2018

The U.S casualty reinsurance market has experienced strong growth over the last few years, which has largely been driven by quota share business, according to Steve Levy, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Munich Re U.S’s Reinsurance Division. Levy explained that U.S casualty insurers are increasingly relying on reinsurance to ... Read the full article

XL Catlin partners with Praedicat to address evolving casualty risks

6th April 2018

XL Catlin has enlisted Praedicat, an InsurTech analytics company, to help address changing liability insurance and reinsurance needs using its emerging risk models and software for casualty re/insurance. The companies have agreed to work together on a multi-year basis, and will utilise Praedicat’s latency risk model and mass litigation scenarios, its ... Read the full article

P&C reinsurers hardest hit by 2017 catastrophes: Fitch

27th March 2018

Property & casualty (P&C) reinsurers experienced the largest impact from catastrophes in 2017, reporting $5.5 billion of losses, up from $1.1 billion in the prior year, according to Fitch Ratings. For P&C re/insurers, 2017 brought the first aggregate underwriting loss since 2011. Reinsurers and Florida specialist sub-segments were hard hit, with catastrophe losses ... Read the full article

Climate change has a net negative credit impact on P&C industry: Moody’s

16th March 2018

Climate change creates significant challenges for the property and casualty (P&C) re/insurance industry, posing risk management and financial risks which account for a net negative credit impact on the sector, according to a recent Moody's report. "The effects of climate change on the frequency and severity of catastrophic events are difficult ... Read the full article

Tailwinds to further drive up earnings for P&C re/insurers: Morgan Stanley

9th March 2018

P&C re/insurers are set for a profitability boost in 2018, driven by tailwinds of further rate improvements and M&A activity and deals that are spurred by the passage of the U.S. tax reform, according to Morgan Stanley. A net pricing increase of just 1-5% is expected to boost re/insurers earnings on ... Read the full article

MultiStrat completes another casualty linked security transaction

15th February 2018

MultiStrat has announced the completion of its latest casualty linked security (CLS) transaction that was backed by a $14 billion alternative asset manager, which will invest $28 million in a Bermuda domiciled segregated account to support re/insurance liabilities associated with $160 million of estimated written premiums. According to an announcement on ... Read the full article

U.S. P&C industry outlook is stable, but pricing levels severely strained: S&P

6th February 2018

Backed by a build-up of excess capital from years of benign hurricane activity, the U.S. property/casualty (P&C) insurance industry has made it through the 2017 record catastrophe losses relatively "unscathed," but pricing levels are now on shaky grounds and 2018 could bring the inflection point, according to a recent S&P ... Read the full article

Storm Friederike to deal a blow to German insurers’ earnings

5th February 2018

German P&C insurers' earnings have been dealt a blow by Storm Friederike's estimated insured losses of around EUR 1 billion, presenting a headwind for its 2018 earnings which are already constrained by low-interest rates, according to a Moody's Investor Service report. Based on this estimate, analysts believe losses could translate into ... Read the full article

U.S. P&C insurers to gain 15% on net income from tax regime

26th January 2018

With a 15% net income gain for U.S. P&C insurers expected for the first two years after the corporate tax rate reduction to 21%, Conning’s fourth quarter forecast for P&C insurers outlines a clear positive impact to the sector. The new tax regime will reduce the relative attractiveness of tax exempt ... Read the full article

Modest rate increases for loss-affected U.S. lines, small improvements elsewhere: Fitch

25th January 2018

Global reinsurance pricing at the January 1st, 2018 renewals season saw modest rate increases in response to significant catastrophe loss activity in the second-half of 2017, with the biggest improvements occurring in loss-affected U.S. lines, notes Fitch Ratings. Unsurprisingly, property catastrophe rates in the U.S. experienced the biggest rate increases at ... Read the full article

Casualty market calms after HIM but reinsurers push for improved T&Cs: Willis Re

10th January 2018

The global casualty market remains orderly and has calmed down somewhat from the initial impacts of third-quarter hurricanes, however, the trend of improved terms and conditions (T&C) for reinsurance buyers is now slowing, and even reversing in some instances, according to Willis Re. In its recent 1st View report, reinsurance broker ... Read the full article

P&C insurance sector could see pricing impacted by U.S. tax bill: KBW

3rd January 2018

Keefe Bruyette & Woods (KBW) expects the U.S. tax bill to impact the Property & Casualty insurance industry with lower pricing, due to the sector's longstanding track record of price competitiveness. KBW analysts forecast that personal lines will likely respond quicker to the lower tax rates than commercial, especially in specialty ... Read the full article

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