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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.

Illogical to decline potential cat opportunity: Lancashire CEO Maloney

5th November 2021

Alex Maloney, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lancashire Holdings, confirmed yesterday that the specialty re/insurer intends to maintain its catastrophe footprint for 2022, stating that it would be "counter to our DNA" to retreat from an improved underwriting opportunity. In announcing its results for the first nine months of the ... Read the full article

Market survey reveals anticipation of further reinsurance rate hardening

26th October 2021

Respondents to our latest reinsurance market survey, in collaboration with sister-site Artemis, are optimistic for further rate hardening at the important January 1st 2022 renewals, as pricing remains the key for buyers of protection. Data from the 2021 edition of the global reinsurance market survey is based on ... Read the full article

Cyber is the one truly hard element of the market: GC’s Peter Hearn

22nd October 2021

Peter Hearn, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, has asserted that the “one hard element” of the reinsurance market right now is cyber. Hearn was joined by executives from parent company Marsh McLennan (MMC) earlier this week during a call to discuss the company’s Q3 results. Guy Carpenter reported ... Read the full article

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

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