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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.

Reinsurance pricing to remain firm, but no acceleration likely: JMP Securities

17th January 2022

Analysts at JMP Securities expect property reinsurance pricing to remain firm as the market progresses through 2022, but warn that rates will not materially accelerate from current levels without additional significant loss events. The recently completed January 1 renewal saw continued upward movement in pricing, with some business seeing the strongest ... Read the full article

Reinsurance underperformance “ripe for reversal”: Berenberg

17th January 2022

Analysts at Berenberg consider a trend of underperformance among reinsurers as “ripe for reversal” following a strong January 2022 renewal period, which saw rate rises of more than 10% for natural catastrophe risks in many cases. Berenberg views the global reinsurance sector as having performed poorly in 2021, largely due to ... Read the full article

Q4 cats thought to have triggered Travelers agg reinsurance recoveries

14th January 2022

Analysts are anticipating that Travelers will have made further recoveries under its catastrophe aggregate reinsurance program during the fourth quarter of 2021. There appears to be consensus among figures at Bloomberg, KBW and Morgan Stanley that the US primary insurer’s Q4 results – due next week – will reveal further aggregate ... Read the full article

Renewals “bode well” for London Market profitability: Berenberg

14th January 2022

Analysts at Berenberg believe that the recent January reinsurance renewals “bode well” for continuous improvement in underlying profitability and earnings for the London Market in 2022. The investment bank considers the performance of the London Market to have been “lacklustre” in 2021. The drivers of the underperformance were similar to those for ... Read the full article

Kingstone secures 30% quota share, adds layer to existing XoL reinsurance at renewals

13th January 2022

Kingstone Insurance Company (KICO), a wholly owned subsidiary of P&C insurance holding company, Kingstone Companies, Inc., has finalised a new 30% personal lines quota share reinsurance treaty for 2021-2022, and added another layer of protection to its existing excess of loss (XoL) programme. This time last year, Kingstone terminated its 25% ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s underwriters expect property cat rate rises to persist: Peel Hunt

12th January 2022

After rising by around 10% at the January reinsurance renewals, property catastrophe rates are expected to gain further momentum in 2022 amid a reduction in capacity, reports Peel Hunt following discussions with underwriters from the Lloyd's market. Peel Hunt recently held its Lloyd's Tour, during which most of the underwriters it ... Read the full article

CCR Re raises 22% more capital at 157 Re reinsurance sidecar renewal

12th January 2022

French state-owned reinsurer, CCR Re, has announced the successful renewal of its collateralised reinsurance sidecar, 157 Re, for 2022 despite a constrained retrocession market. This is the fourth time CCR Re has sponsored its 157 Re sidecar and this year, the company succeeded in raising 22% more capital than in ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re reports constrained capacity in global non-marine retro

10th January 2022

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has reported constrained capacity in global non-marine retrocession as traditional reinsurers have restricted their requirements for capital deployment, with the ILS market showing significant outflows and limited inflows. The broker noted that aggregate capacity was in shorter supply than in previous years, with providers wary of ... Read the full article

FEMA sees decline in participating Lloyd’s Syndicates at 2022 NFIP reinsurance renewal

10th January 2022

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) January 2022 flood reinsurance renewal for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) saw a reduction in the number of participating Lloyd's syndicates, which could be a reflection of the heavy catastrophe load. FEMA recently announced the procurement of $1.064 billion of flood reinsurance ... Read the full article

Aviation reinsurance market unaffected by COVID at renewals: GC

10th January 2022

Analysts at Guy Carpenter have reported that the general aviation and aerospace markets remained “relatively unaffected” by COVID-19 at the January 1, 2022 renewal period. After two years of increases in these markets, the broker reported that reinsurers priced as before or slightly higher (up 2.5%) as an average across programs ... Read the full article

Howden sees continued demand as retro challenges drive uncertainty for property cat reinsurers

7th January 2022

Broker Howden expects to see continued demand for reinsurance into 2022 and the North Atlantic hurricane season after property-catastrophe reinsurers lacked the usual clarity on their net positions when offering lines at 1/1, amid late retrocession placements. Alongside the late retro experience, Howden forecasts that continued purchasing interest through 2022 will ... Read the full article

Material variances, but property retro prices rise at Jan renewals: GC

7th January 2022

With 2021 being affected by catastrophe events, property retrocession renewals experienced price increases in both aggregate and occurrence products at 1/1, according to reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. As expected, the largest changes were in loss-affected accounts as well as low-lying aggregate placements following reductions in available capacity, says Guy Carpenter. The broker ... Read the full article

FEMA secures smaller $1.064bn NFIP flood reinsurance placement for 2022

7th January 2022

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has renewed the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) reinsurance for 2022, securing $1.064 billion of flood protection for a total premium of $171.9 million. The 2022 renewal sees FEMA transfer less of the NFIP's financial risk to the private reinsurance market when compared with ... Read the full article

Renewal rate increases imply dramatically better returns: KBW

6th January 2022

Analysts at KBW have said that rate increases for property and casualty business at the January 1 reinsurance renewals imply “dramatically improved expected returns” for reinsurers. Although individual cedents' rate changes varied widely, property catastrophe reinsurance rate increases were measured at around 9% globally and 6.5% in the US, according to ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s & London Market see stable conditions at 1/1: Gallagher Re

6th January 2022

Analysts at Gallagher Re have reported that Lloyd’s and the London Market experienced more stable conditions than were seen last year during the January 1, 2022 renewals, despite being generally quite late to market. In its 1st View report on the critical renewal period, Gallagher Re observed “mixed outcomes” for ... Read the full article

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