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  • Fitch Reinsurance Outlook Reveals Rate Increases Depend on ILS Appetite Fitch Ratings has updated its "Global Reinsurance 2018 Outlook" to incorporate the catastrophe losses incurred from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as losses from the earthquakes in Mexico and wildfires in California, and shares its findings, warnings, and expectations for the sector. One expectation being that the key driver of the magnitude of future rate increases depends on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market's appetite to invest more capital in reinsurance.
  • First Secondary Market Securities ILS Blockchain Trade Completed Two funds have performed a secondary market insurance-linked securities (ILS) blockchain trade in notes that were digitized on a private blockchain set up by Solidum Re, a Guernsey incorporated cell company.
  • Year over Year US Property and Casualty Prices Remain Nearly Flat In the latest "Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey," Willis Towers Watson reports the continuation of nearly flat commercial insurance prices in the US during the third quarter of 2017. Price changes reported by carriers averaged less than 1 percent for the ninth consecutive quarter.
  • Fitch: US P&C May See Short-Lived Rate Improvement in 2018 US property and casualty insurers' operating performance appears set to rebound somewhat next year following 2017's rough catastrophe-related losses, according to Fitch Ratings in its 2018 outlook report for property and casualty insurers, "Fitch 2018 Outlook: U.S. Property/Casualty Insurance." While Fitch's rating outlook is stable for P&C insurers, the fundamental sector outlook remains negative.
  • Non-NatCat Insurance-Linked Securities: Identifying Opportunities One of the most important market trends has been the rise in non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) that transfer risks outside of the natural catastrophe space. Aaron Koch of Milliman provides an overview of "non-Nat-Cat" ILS market potential and offers his view on next steps.
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Fitch Reinsurance Outlook Reveals Rate Increases Depend on ILS Appetite

Fitch Ratings has updated its "Global Reinsurance 2018 Outlook" to incorporate the catastrophe losses incurred from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as losses from the earthquakes in Mexico and wildfires in California, and shares its findings, warnings, and expectations for the sector. One expectation being that the key driver of the magnitude of future rate increases depends on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market's appetite to invest more capital in reinsurance.
December 15, 2017 Read More
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First Secondary Market Securities ILS Blockchain Trade Completed

Two funds have performed a secondary market insurance-linked securities (ILS) blockchain trade in notes that were digitized on a private blockchain set up by Solidum Re, a Guernsey incorporated cell company.
December 15, 2017 Read More
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Year over Year US Property and Casualty Prices Remain Nearly Flat

In the latest "Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey," Willis Towers Watson reports the continuation of nearly flat commercial insurance prices in the US during the third quarter of 2017. Price changes reported by carriers averaged less than 1 percent for the ninth consecutive quarter.
December 14, 2017 Read More
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Fitch: US P&C May See Short-Lived Rate Improvement in 2018

US property and casualty insurers' operating performance appears set to rebound somewhat next year following 2017's rough catastrophe-related losses, according to Fitch Ratings in its 2018 outlook report for property and casualty insurers, "Fitch 2018 Outlook: U.S. Property/Casualty Insurance." While Fitch's rating outlook is stable for P&C insurers, the fundamental sector outlook remains negative.
December 14, 2017 Read More
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Non-NatCat Insurance-Linked Securities: Identifying Opportunities

One of the most important market trends has been the rise in non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) that transfer risks outside of the natural catastrophe space. Aaron Koch of Milliman provides an overview of "non-Nat-Cat" ILS market potential and offers his view on next steps.
December 13, 2017 Read More
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Expect Puerto Rico Captive Insurance Initiatives in 2018

According to the Puerto Rico International Insurers Association (PRIIA), the US territory's insurance and financial services sector continues to grow with minimal interruption in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and despite ongoing budget challenges. PRIIA said Puerto Rico has a strong and bright future ahead for insurance opportunities, including captive insurance company formations.
December 13, 2017 Read More
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"CICR" Reports on Blockchain in Credit Insurance

December's "Captive Insurance Company Reports" ("CICR") begins with a discussion of blockchain in the trade finance/credit insurance market. The same issue also reveals captivating details on a variety of other topics. Hurry to retrieve your IRMI Online or Vertafore ReferenceConnect copy. Nonsubscribers can learn more in the products section of Captive.com.
December 12, 2017 Read More
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"IVANS Index" November Results Show Continued Month-to-Month Variance

November's "IVANS Index: Premium Renewal Rate Index" findings show that the premium renewal rate change for the majority of standard commercial lines products remains in positive territory, while workers compensation continues to stay in negative terrain. Premium renewal rate change across the industry has remained mainly positive from month to month.
December 12, 2017 Read More
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Beijing and Guernsey Move Forward on Captive Insurance Deal

Guernsey-based Alternative Risk Management and Beijing Airport Captive Management Consulting will partner to create captive insurance structures and provide captive management services for businesses in China. The joint venture comes after the March 2017 signing of a memorandum of understanding between Guernsey Finance and the Beijing Airport Economic Core Zone.
December 11, 2017 Read More
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Assessing and Quantifying Cyber-Security Exposure and Cyber-Risk

As cyber-attacks occur with increasing severity and frequency, cyber-risk has emerged as a critical risk exposure. Furthermore, current and future regulation will require a reliable, evidence-based approach to risk assessment. In this article, Milliman outlines actionable steps for companies looking to assess and quantify their cyber-exposure.
December 11, 2017 Read More
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