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Best Maintains Its Stable Outlook for Global Reinsurance Sector

November 30, 2023

A.M. Best is maintaining its stable outlook for the global reinsurance sector, citing substantial rate improvement—largely in property lines—with higher attachment points expected to widen reinsurers' profit margins. The rating agency said its stable outlook is also driven by increased demand for reinsurance coverage and increasing investment income. Read More

Market Forecast Sees Current Conditions Likely To Persist in 2024

November 29, 2023

The hard property market conditions experienced in 2023 seem likely to persist in 2024, while the casualty market might see insurers looking to drive rate increases, a new report suggests. The "Insurance Marketplace Realities 2024" report from Willis Towers Watson suggests the outlook might be better in financial lines. Read More

Property Catastrophe Reinsurance Premium Increases Expected To Slow

November 29, 2023

Premium increases for property catastrophe reinsurance are likely to slow to below 10 percent on average at January 2024 renewals, according to Fitch Ratings. As a result, improvements in reinsurers' underwriting margins will be less significant than in 2023, the rating agency said. Read More

Government To Consult on Design of UK Captive Insurance Framework

November 28, 2023

The UK government has indicated it will consult on the design of a new framework for encouraging the establishment and growth of captive insurance companies in the United Kingdom. The government indicated it would begin consultation on the framework for a UK captive regime in the spring of 2024. Read More

Slower Economic Growth, Geopolitical Factors Cloud Insurance Outlook

November 27, 2023

An anticipated slowdown in global economic growth coupled with geopolitical uncertainty dampens the outlook for the primary insurance industry in 2024–2025, according to the Swiss Re Institute. Swiss Re forecasts global real premium growth at 2.2 percent annually on average for the next 2 years. Read More