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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.

Aon’s public D&O pricing increases 6.1% at Q2 2018

3rd September 2018

Aon Risk Solutions (U.S) has reported in its quarterly pricing index of Directors’ and Officers’ liability (D&O) insurance that its D&O price per million was up 6.1% at Q2 2018 when compared with the prior year quarter, while average change for primary policies with the same limit and deductible increased ... Read the full article

Reinsurers adapting as alternative capital becomes permanent fixture: J.P. Morgan

31st August 2018

Reinsurers are adapting their business models in light of the market’s increasing reliance on alternative capital, which proved capable of absorbing large industry losses in 2017, and which may have ended the concept of ‘payback’ in the property & casualty (P&C) sector, according to analysts at J.P. Morgan. A report by ... Read the full article

“Conditions are right” to buy more catastrophe reinsurance: JLT Re’s Ed Hochberg

31st August 2018

Ed Hochberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JLT Re in North America, has suggested that primary insurers are increasingly understanding the value of reinsurance following 2017’s catastrophe losses, and claimed that the “conditions are right” for them to buy more cover. “It’s clear that primary insurers increasingly recognise the valuable role ... Read the full article

Kingstone reduces quota share reinsurance treaty to 10%

24th August 2018

Kingstone Companies, a multi-line regional property and casualty (P&C) insurance holding company, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kingstone Insurance Company (KICO), has reduced its personal lines quota share treaty ceding percentage from 20% to 10%, effective July 1, 2018. Kingstone said the treaty remains on a ‘net’ of catastrophe reinsurance ... Read the full article

CATCo lines up $1bn of underwriting for Jan 19, expects flat pricing

17th August 2018

Markel CATCo's listed retrocessional reinsurance fund, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., has already lined up $1 billion of underwriting for January 2019, achieving similar rates to 2018. The company has released its first-half 2018 report, which reveals that mid-year renewals were successful, at the same increased pricing achieved at the ... Read the full article

Outlook for Jan 2019 reinsurance renewals negative: Deutsche Bank

26th July 2018

Deutsche Bank holds a negative outlook for January 2019 reinsurance renewals and does not expect pricing for July to gain significant momentum. The company cites an expectation that 2018 Q2 losses will be underestimated by the markets - despite a quiet quarter for natural catastrophe - while pricing data should support ... Read the full article

Mixed mid-year pricing results for Florida property cat reinsurers: Willis Re

11th July 2018

Property catastrophe pricing has been mixed for reinsurers in Florida at mid-year renewals, as increased demand for some companies following 2017’s catastrophes was offset by further non-traditional capital entering the market, according to reinsurance broker Willis Re. Willis Re’s 1st View Report observed that companies that performed well in Hurricane Irma ... Read the full article

Global re/insurance M&A set to be second most active year ever: Willis Re

11th July 2018

Willis Re's latest 1st View renewals report suggests that 2018 could be the most active year for M&A across the global insurance sector since 2015 - when volume was $121 billion, boosted by the ACE-Chubb merger - with YTD deal volume running at $44 billion. Transactions such as AXA’s $15 billion purchase ... Read the full article

Current market landscape has challenged long-term reinsurance business model: Analysts

10th July 2018

Morgan Stanley analysts have warned that the current reinsurance market landscape has challenged the long-term business model of reinsurance companies, in light of disappointing rate increases on the back of 2017's catastrophe losses and five years of pricing reductions. In spite of the record-level of global catastrophe losses experienced in 2017, ... Read the full article

Kingstone renews reinsurance treaties under increased coverage

9th July 2018

Kingstone Companies, a multi-line regional property and casualty (P&C) insurance holding company, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kingstone Insurance Company (KICO), has renewed its reinsurance coverage for the treaty year beginning July 1, 2018. KICO has entered into various reinsurance agreements with multiple reinsurers, which include increased coverage, improved terms, ... Read the full article

Headwinds curb positive marine rating movement: Willis Re

5th July 2018

Abundant capital across the marine space and continued pressures from both attritional losses and 2017’s hurricane trio Harvey, Irma and Maria is curbing pressure for upwards rating movement, according to Willis Re in its latest 1st View report. Additionally, regional catastrophe loss experience and specialism-specific performance have influenced renewal terms in ... Read the full article

Federated National Insurance rebrands to FedNat, renews quota share program

4th July 2018

FedNat Holding Company, formerly known as Federated National Holding Company, has rebranded Federated National Insurance Company, its largest insurance subsidiary, under the FedNat name, and has agreed to the terms of its new smaller quota share reinsurance programme for 2018-2019. The subsidiary, now known as FedNat Insurance Company (FNIC), changed its ... Read the full article

Reinsurers unlikely to earn back 2017 catastrophe losses: Deutsche Bank

2nd July 2018

Deutsche Bank equity analysts have suggested that global reinsurance companies are unlikely to earn back 2017 catastrophe losses as a result of insufficient rate increases at the January, April and June renewals, with further disappointment expected through July. Deutsche Bank analysts recently met with management of global reinsurance giant Munich Re, ... Read the full article

Florida leads price declines in disappointing mid-year renewals: Willis Re

2nd July 2018

Excess capital, the stabilisation of 2017 catastrophe loss estimates and benign loss activity so far in 2018 are driving a 'new normal' in property catastrophe reinsurance pricing, underlined by disappointing June/July property catastrophe renewals, according to Willis Re. The global reinsurance broker has released its latest 1st View renewals report, which ... Read the full article

Further disappointment for Jan 2019 renewal possible, says Morgan Stanley

2nd July 2018

After meetings with seven re/insurers (Arch, Axis, Hiscox, Nephila, PartnerRe, RenRe, and Third Point Re), Morgan Stanley has indicated that, in absence of large, unexpected losses or significant industry reserve issues, there's potential for further pressure at the key January 2019 renewals. Morgan Stanley points to an abundant supply of alternative and ... Read the full article