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P&C reinsurance

Aon’s ARA reports strong growth in P&C premiums in 2022 despite turbulent market

19th April 2023

The constituents of Aon’s Reinsurance Aggregate (ARA), who collectively underwrite more than 50% of the world’s life and non-life reinsurance premiums, reported strong growth in P&C premiums in 2022, driven by higher pricing and strong demand for risk transfer in a volatile operating environment. According to Aon Catastrophe Insight data, 2022 ... Read the full article

US P&C industry records $26.5bn underwriting loss for 2022: AM Best

23rd March 2023

The US property and casualty (P&C) industry recorded a net underwriting loss of $26.5 billion in 2022, according to data from AM Best, worsening by $21.5 billion from the previous year. The rating agency’s data was compiled from companies whose 2022 annual statutory statements were received as of March 9th, which ... Read the full article

P&C claims growth to ease as inflation moderates: Swiss Re

20th March 2023

Analysts at Swiss Re have warned of continued claims severity pressures for property and casualty (P&C) re/insurers over the coming year, although the firm says that claims growth will ease slightly alongside a moderation in inflation. Swiss Re expects headline inflation to decline but stay elevated in 2023, to some extent ... Read the full article

Property casting a major shadow over re/insurance market: Lockton

20th December 2022

Insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has released a report suggesting the property sector is casting a major shadow over the market, despite conditions in other lines remaining largely predictable. In its report, Lockton explains that the P&C insurance market was previously on a path toward stabilisation before the event of Hurricane ... Read the full article

Aldagi to become first reinsurance company in Georgia

14th December 2022

Aldagi, the leading P&C insurance company in Georgia, is set to further expand its business and become the first reinsurance company in the country. Aldagi expects that with this expansion, the firm will emerge as an important regional player, allowing it to better meet the needs of both local and ... Read the full article

P&C underwriting results expected to be worst since 2011, says Triple-I

14th November 2022

The 2022 combined ratio for the P&C insurance industry is set to worsen compared to 2021, driven by Hurricane Ian and significant deterioration in the personal auto line, making it the worst year for the P&C industry since 2011, according to the latest underwriting projections by actuaries at the Insurance ... Read the full article

Reinsurer earnings hit by interest rates & hurricane activity: DBRS Morningstar

5th October 2022

Despite lower combined ratios, global reinsurers' overall profitability declined significantly in H1 of 2022, primarily reflecting higher interest rates that adversely affected equity and bond valuations, and the mounting pressure of the ongoing Atlantic hurricane season, says DBRS Morningstar. According to the report, global reinsurers performed significantly worse compared with the ... Read the full article

Reinsurance capacity crunch a catalyst for P&C rate rises at Jan 2023 renewals, says Peel Hunt

21st September 2022

According to a report from analysts at Peel Hunt, a potential capacity crunch in the reinsurance sector could be one of the key catalysts for further property catastrophe rate rises at the January 2023 renewals. The report suggests that despite the fact the solvency capital position across the reinsurance sector is ... Read the full article

P&C reinsurers post 13% premium growth through H1: RAA

6th September 2022

New data released by The Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) shows an increase in both profitability and net premiums for US property and casualty (P&C) reinsurers through the first half of 2022. The data, collected by RAA from 17 reinsurers globally, shows that the combined ratio for the group improved marginally ... Read the full article

Reinsurance sector to benefit from rising prices & strong investment income: Moody’s

6th September 2022

According to a Moody’s Investors Service report, reinsurance earnings will be strengthened by increasing prices and higher investment income amid rising interest rates. Catastrophe losses and a heightened perception of risk following the pandemic have fuelled an increase in demand for both primary commercial and reinsurance property and casualty (P&C) protection, ... Read the full article

Fitch highlights impact of inflation & nat cats on Asian reinsurance market

31st August 2022

Inflation and natural catastrophes are set to moderately increase pricing and squeeze underwriting margins in the Asian reinsurance market, says Fitch Ratings. According to Guy Carpenter, risk-weighted prices rose by 1%-5% in Japan for programmes covering the country’s 2021 windstorm, with the average price for typhoon risk reaching a 25-year high. ... Read the full article

Europe’s big four see P&C reinsurance underwriting performance deteriorate: Moody’s

26th August 2022

Europe’s big four average net combined ratio from property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance deteriorated to 98.9% from 95.5% a year earlier, with only Munich Re reporting a stronger P&C combined ratio, says Moody’s. The report suggests that the group's weaker P&C underwriting performance partly reflects several small to mid-sized natural catastrophe ... Read the full article

No quick fixes in turning around a P&C business, says JP Morgan

8th August 2022

Last week's edition of Love Actuary, by JP Morgan, suggests turnarounds in P&C take time, there is no such thing as a very quick fix. The report states that P&C can be a cynical industry, even in the most vanilla products such as Motor Insurance, concluding that turnarounds take 2 to ... Read the full article

P&C industry strong despite underwriting losses: analysts

10th June 2022

Despite experiencing an underwriting loss, the property andcasualty insurance industry ended 2021 strong and remains able to support policyholders, according to a report from Verisk and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA). In 2021, the insurance industry experienced a $3.8 billion net underwriting loss, after a $5.2 billion underwriting gain ... Read the full article

P&C underwriting profits to improve through 2022: Fitch

7th April 2022

Analysts at Fitch Ratings believe that the property and casualty (P&C) re/insurance industry is positioned for better underwriting profits in 2022, driven by continued favourable commercial lines pricing trends and likely stabilization in personal auto business. The 2021 GAAP full-year results for a peer group of 45 North American P&C firms ... Read the full article