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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.

Tower completes FY24 reinsurance placement, lowers catastrophe upper limit

28th September 2023

Kiwi insurer, Tower has completed the renewal of its reinsurance programme for the 2024 financial year, decreasing its catastrophe upper limit to $750 million. Tower says that is has secured a comprehensive reinsurance programme at competitive rates for home, motor, boat, and commercial portfolio cover, across New Zealand and the Pacific, ... Read the full article

January renewals likely to be orderly: JMP Securities

21st September 2023

With the property hard market firmly intact, the upcoming January 1st renewal is set to be much more orderly than last year, said JMP Securities analysts as they share their comments following the RVS 2023 in Monte Carlo. “Overall, we see the upcoming renewal as being highly orderly, with price movements ... Read the full article

CCR Re sees many opportunities to grow, says Deputy CEO Montador

15th September 2023

French reinsurer CCR Re is optimistic about the future following continued development and is confident of profitable growth, supported by its new ownership and capital injection, according to Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Laurent Montador. In an interview with Reinsurance News at the annual meeting of the reinsurance industry in Monte ... Read the full article

Most repricing completed, focus now on maintaining discipline ahead Jan renewals: UIB CEO

14th September 2023

The hard market is not necessarily over, but most of the work of repricing has been done and the market is talking more about maintaining discipline, Shaun Barrington, CEO of UIB UK, commented speaking with Reinsurance News at the RVS 2023 Monte Carlo event. He said: “I believe that the renewal ... Read the full article

Attention has switched to the client ahead of Jan renewals: Spenner, Gallagher Re

14th September 2023

After a challenging renewal at the start of this year, the attention has swung back to the client ahead of 1.1, although reinsurers will maintain underwriting discipline and safeguard more favourable terms and conditions, according to Dirk Spenner, Managing Director EMEA, Gallagher Re. Reinsurance News met with Spenner at the annual ... Read the full article

With renewals approaching it is important for reinsurers to maintain discipline: SiriusPoint

12th September 2023

In a complex risk environment, and with renewals approaching, it is important for reinsurers to maintain discipline, said David Govrin, SiriusPoint’s Chief Underwriting Officer, at the Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo. “Market conditions for reinsurance have steadily improved in 2023. We are seeing improved economics for property cat, as well ... Read the full article

No big shifts in attachment points expected in the coming renewals: Swiss Re

11th September 2023

Swiss Re is not expecting to see big shifts in attachment point strategy in the coming renewals, said Gianfranco Lot Chief Underwriting Officer P&C Reinsurance, speaking at the company’s annual press meeting in Monte Carlo. “Attachment points have been rising and therefore, the frequency nat cat of losses have been retained, ... Read the full article

Structural changes in reinsurance are long lasting: S&P Global at RVS 2023

10th September 2023

After navigating a difficult period reinsurers have pushed hard for improved terms and conditions (T&Cs) and ultimately moved higher up the tower, a move which analysts at S&P Global expect to be long lasting. Speaking at the S&P Global event in Monte Carlo at the 2023 edition of the annual meeting ... Read the full article

Favourable reinsurance market conditions could persist into 2025: Everest’s Williamson

7th September 2023

On the back of an impressive year of rate taking and improving terms and conditions (T&Cs), global insurer and reinsurer Everest expects property market conditions to persist well into next year and potentially into 2025, according to Jim Williamson, EVP, Group Chief Operating Officer, and Head of Reinsurance. As the reinsurance ... Read the full article

Aon calls for stability and closer reinsurance relationships ahead of 2024 renewals

7th September 2023

Andy Marcell, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon's Reinsurance Solutions, has stressed that clients will be looking for stability and closer relationships with reinsurers heading into the 2024 renewals, following tough renewals throughout 2023. Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon held its Renewal Season Briefing this afternoon, during which Marcell commented ... Read the full article

Jan renewals highlighted difference between ‘available’ and ‘deployed’ capacity: AM Best

21st August 2023

“The January 2023 renewals highlighted the mismatch between supply and demand, but it’s also important to recognize the difference between ‘available’ and ‘deployed’ capacity. Available capital is not under pressure; however, the well-established global reinsurers have become much more cautious allocating their capital, which pressures the deployment of capacity,” suggests ... Read the full article

Supply demand equation in reinsurance will not fundamentally change, says Hannover Re CEO

10th August 2023

Jean-Jacques Henchoz, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hannover Re, said on the company’s earnings call yesterday that there's no signs of a significant influx of capital entering the reinsurance market, with the current supply demand dynamics expected to persist. "Generally, I think the momentum in the market has continued this ... Read the full article

AXIS maintains XOL attachment point at mid-year, renews quota shares at consistent levels

3rd August 2023

When renewing its outwards reinsurance for its property portfolio at the mid-year renewals, Bermuda-based AXIS Capital avoided raising the attachment point on its excess of loss occurrence cover. For its insurance property book of business, AXIS renewed coverage at an attachment point in line with the previous year at $100 million, ... Read the full article

Reinsurer appetite increased amid more stable trading conditions at mid-year renewals: AIG CEO

2nd August 2023

The reinsurance market was more orderly during the key mid-year renewal season and sellers' appetite for more discrete purchases rose somewhat, which helped buyers fill shortfalls experienced at 1/1, according to Peter Zaffino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global insurer AIG. Speaking recently during the large primary insurer's Q2 ... Read the full article

Allstate’s reinsurance costs increase as it reduces size of Florida tower

2nd August 2023

U.S. insurer Allstate has completed the placement of its 2023-2024 catastrophe reinsurance programs, which, excluding reinstatement premiums, were secured at a total cost during Q2 2023 and H1 2023 of $242 million and $461 million, respectively, up significantly from $173 million in Q2 2022 and $317 million in H1 2022. The ... Read the full article