Reinsurance News

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.

Positive signs as loss-hit U.S. renewals experience rate increases

12th April 2017

There are some positive signs that help to reinforce the view that the reinsurance market is largely nearing the bottom of the pricing cycle, as some catastrophe loss hit U.S. nationwide property accounts experienced rate increases in April. Risk loss hit U.S. property reinsurance renewals in April 2017 experienced rate increases ... Read the full article

Japanese reinsurance renewals see broader coverage, lower rates

7th April 2017

According to reinsurance broker Willis Re, Japanese reinsurance renewals saw an expansion of coverage achieved by many ceding companies, and rates continued to decline in the region. The April 1st reinsurance renewals see a significant proportion of Japanese property insurance and property catastrophe reinsurance renewed and in 2017 market forces continued ... Read the full article

Rate reductions continue at April reinsurance renewal: Willis Re

3rd April 2017

Reinsurance rates have continued to decline at the April renewals, according to broker Willis Re, and while the rate of decline continues to be minimal there are market forces at work which will likely see them persist further into the year. The talk of last year's mid-year June and July renewals, ... Read the full article

Global insurance rate declines moderated in Q4: Marsh

16th February 2017

Marsh has released its Global Insurance Market Index for the fourth-quarter of 2016, showing insurance rates continued to moderately decline on average across all major, global business lines. Global property insurance rates provided the exception to the trend of more moderate declines, falling by 4.2% in Q4, this compares to a decrease of 3.9% ... Read the full article

Reinsurance price declines to continue into 2018, benefiting insurers

13th February 2017

Reinsurance prices are forecast as likely to continue declining at similar rates to those seen at the recent January renewals into 2018, with the result being an ongoing opportunity for insurers to benefit from cheaper risk capital. That's the view of analysts at Canaccord Genuity, who highlight the benefits that lower ... Read the full article

Reinsurance demand growth seen in North America: Hannover Re

10th February 2017

Hannover Re has underscored North America as one of its major target markets for the coming year after the U.S.’s economic recovery has raised demand for reinsurance protection. The reinsurance giant said its total premium volume for North America rose by 6.5 percent, an attractive margin of increase, especially when compared ... Read the full article

SCOR finds U.S. reinsurance growth at 1/1

7th February 2017

French reinsurance company SCOR found opportunities for premium growth at the January 1st 2017 renewals, with the U.S. driving much of its increase despite that market being the most under pressure. SCOR has been targeting expansion into the U.S. over recent reinsurance renewals, with the way it has historically diversified its ... Read the full article

Hannover Re increases profit guidance for 2017 to €1bn+

2nd February 2017

Reinsurance giant Hannover Re has raised its profit guidance for 2017 from over €950 million to more than €1 billion ($1.1bn),  after a strong round of treaty renewals at the key January 1st 2017 renewal season. The German domiciled reinsurer noted a continuation of the challenging operating landscape at the recent ... Read the full article

Reinsurance price declines moderated at 1/1, capacity levels static: JLT Re

24th January 2017

Reinsurance price declines continued to moderate at the key January 1st 2017 reinsurance renewals across the majority of business lines, but the supply/demand imbalance remains despite a slowdown in third-party capital inflow, says JLT Re. Reinsurance pricing remains at historically low levels in spite of a number of market drivers contributing to ... Read the full article

UBS turns more negative on European reinsurance sector

16th January 2017

Equity analysts at investment banking group UBS say they are now more negative on the European reinsurance sector, after January renewals saw prices decline further than expected and with fundamentals across the sector looking shaky. With risks on the horizon for the major European reinsurance firms and the London market players, ... Read the full article

Insurers take advantage of buyers market at 1 Jan renewals: Aon Benfield

9th January 2017

Some reinsurance buyers took advantage of favourable terms and conditions (T&C) and the efficient wealth of reinsurance capacity at the key January 1st 2017 renewals, resulting in an increased demand for protection in more developed regions, according to Aon Benfield. As expected, the softening reinsurance environment persisted into 2017 and industry players ... Read the full article

Reinsurance returns need to fall further for prices to rise: RBC analysts

9th January 2017

Reinsurance industry returns need to fall to as low as 5% above the risk free rate before there is any significant stimulus to cause pricing to move materially upwards, according to analysts at RBC Capital Markets. Reinsurance pricing has been softening for almost five years now, with further declines in rates ... Read the full article

Reinsurance price declines moderated at 1/1 2017 renewals: Guy Carpenter

5th January 2017

Reinsurance price declines moderated at the key January 1st 2017 renewals when compared with the previous three renewal seasons, across the majority of business lines and geographies, according to reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. The global reinsurance sector remains under significant pressure from a series of headwinds, underlined by a continuation of ... Read the full article

Energy reinsurance cedents continue to improve renewals: JLT

5th January 2017

Ceding insurers in the energy insurance market have continued to make advances in improving their reinsurance program coverage at the recent January 2017 renewals, as the market remained one favoring buyers. "Chronic overcapacity" continues to affect the energy insurance and reinsurance market, according to the latest update from Lloyd & Partners, ... Read the full article

International Group cites “favourable” marine reinsurance market renewal

15th December 2016

The International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs cited the "current favourable state" of the marine reinsurance market at its latest renewal for the 2017/18, saying that has taken opportunity of pricing conditions to save itself money on premiums paid. The International Group said that arrangements for the renewal of its ... Read the full article

Getting your daily reinsurance news from Reinsurance News is a simple way to receive only the reinsurance industry news that matters, delivered directly to your email inbox.

  • Only email is mandatory, but the more you tell us about yourself the better we can serve you in future!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.