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Reinsurance renewals news

Reinsurance renewals are the key points in the year when the majority of reinsurance contract renewal negotiations occur and are completed.

The reinsurance renewal seasons provide insight into reinsurance pricing, contract terms, reinsurance market positioning and the direction of future trends in the market.

Reinsurer attitudes to cat risk have diverged: S&P

19th October 2021

Analyst at S&P Global Ratings believe that reinsurers are likely to exhibit contrasting strategies to catastrophe risk going forward, as attitudes diverge and companies choose to seek either take on or reduce their level of risk. “While some reinsurers are increasing their market shares, taking on increased catastrophe risk and leveraging ... Read the full article

2021 was “no outlier” for European cat losses: Swiss Re’s Reichelt

18th October 2021

With climate concerns growing across the re/insurance market, Swiss Re’s Frank Reichelt warns that secondary peril losses will inevitably grow, meaning a year like 2021 in Europe is “no outlier on a global scale.” With the January 2022 renewals coming up, reinsurance buyers are reflecting on what has been another active ... Read the full article

Munich Re expects to see considerably higher reinsurance rates in Europe

18th October 2021

Global reinsurer Munich Re is anticipating continued reinsurance market hardening in Europe at the January 1st, 2022 renewals, while major losses and inflation trends suggest more pricing discipline. "Rising prices for various assets and the latest major losses make considerably higher reinsurance rates in Europe likely," said Doris Höpke, Member of ... Read the full article

European climate losses to push rates at 1/1: Swiss Re’s Kramer

14th October 2021

Beat Kramer, Head Property Underwriting EMEA at Swiss Re, has said that he expects reinsurance rate increases to continue at the upcoming January renewals, in part due to the level of catastrophe losses experienced in Europe this year, which are viewed as having been exacerbated by climate change. Speaking during a ... Read the full article

Not a true hard market, but there’s more to come: Aspen’s Christian Dunleavy

8th October 2021

Despite improvements, it’s still not a true hard market and the reinsurance arena is likely lagging the primary space and needs to push for more rate adequacy, according to Christian Dunleavy of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited. Dunleavy, who serves as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of Aspen Re, and Chief Executive Officer ... Read the full article

Everything points in the same direction – further hardening: MAPFRE RE CUO San Basilio

16th September 2021

While rate momentum has slowed somewhat throughout 2021, the current favourable reinsurance market environment is expected to persist into 2022 amid ongoing pressures from the pandemic, natural catastrophes and social inflation, according to Javier San Basilio, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for MAPFRE RE. In a recent interview with Reinsurance News, San ... Read the full article

Further reinsurance rate increases needed through 2022: Berenberg

16th September 2021

Analysts at Berenberg believe that hardening market conditions will continue through into 2022, as reinsurers seek to earn returns above their cost of capital in the face of ultra-low interest rates, social and cost inflation as well as a prolonged period of above-average natural catastrophe losses. Berenberg’s key takeaway from its ... Read the full article

Further reinsurance price adjustments are ‘unavoidable’, says Hannover Re

13th September 2021

Global reinsurer Hannover Re expects further price increases in property and casualty reinsurance and improvements in terms and conditions in 2022, as heightened risk awareness drives greater demand for high-quality protection. "In property and casualty reinsurance there is a need for further rate increases. Only in this way will reinsurers be ... Read the full article

Reinsurance buyers expect further price rises in low single digits: Moody’s

8th September 2021

The results of a new survey by Moody’s show that property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance buyers expect prices to rise further in 2022 across all lines, but only at a low single digit percentage range. This expectation compares with the high single digit or even double digit increases that the market ... Read the full article

Reinsurance market environment is positive, but pricing must stay in place: Munich Re’s Jeworrek

7th September 2021

Overall, the re/insurance market environment is "very positive", but in order for the industry to be able to cover rising losses from natural catastrophes, it's "absolutely necessary that we keep this price level in place," according to Dr. Torsten Jeworrek, Munich Re's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reinsurance. Global reinsurer Munich ... Read the full article

Rates need to and will harden further: Swiss Re CEO Mumenthaler

7th September 2021

Further reinsurance market hardening is expected in the months ahead as the severe flooding in parts of Europe in July and the more recent impacts of Hurricane Ida serve as a stark reminder of the issues at hand, according to Christian Mumenthaler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Re. Read the full article

Europe’s major reinsurers grew 11% at mid-year 2021 renewals: Litmus Analysis

2nd September 2021

Europe's four major reinsurers renewed roughly €12 billion of treaty premium at the mid-year 2021 reinsurance renewals, with an average risk-adjusted price increase of 2.1%, according to research from Litmus Analysis. The €12 billon of renewed treaty premium represents growth of 11%, which is an improvement on the 5% growth recorded ... Read the full article

Insurance renewals demand ESG transparency: Aon

24th August 2021

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) playing an increasingly important role in the re/insurance market, analysts at Aon have argued that setting clear and transparent ESG targets will be critical for companies during their renewals. Aon cited research that shows ESG based assets could exceed US$53 trillion by 2025, representing more ... Read the full article

Allstate fills reinsurance tower gap, bolsters Florida progam

5th August 2021

US primary insurer Allstate has successfully filled out a $400 million gap fill layer of protection in the per occurrence tower for its Nationwide excess catastrophe reinsurance program, while also significantly expanding its Florida coverage. The company recently disclosed that it had eroded $253 million of its 2019-1 Sanders ... Read the full article

Aon sees equilibrium in property market as rate increases ease

3rd August 2021

Re/insurance broker Aon has pointed to a “new equilibrium” in the property reinsurance market, as pricing momentum continued to slow through the mid-year renewal period. As part of its latest Reinsurance Market Outlook report, Aon reflected on what it considered to be “orderly” June and July reinsurance renewals, in which trends ... Read the full article

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