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Arizona Licensed State-Record 27 New Captives in 2021

January 12, 2022

Arizona licensed 27 new captive insurance companies in 2021, the most in a year for the state, with captive regulators expecting continued growth amid hardening conditions in the traditional market. The licensing of 27 new captives in 2021 increased Arizona's captive count to 149 at the end of 2021. Read More

S&P Maintains Stable Outlook on North American Insurance Services

January 11, 2022

S&P Global Ratings has maintained a stable outlook on the North American insurance services sector, citing strong economic conditions, the current insurance rate environment, and the likelihood for robust capital market and deal activity in 2022. Insurance brokers are the largest group within the sector. Read More

January "CICR" Looks at Captive Insurance Year Ahead

January 10, 2022

Don't miss the January issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" ("CICR"), in which captive insurance industry leaders offer their thoughts on some of the key issues and trends the captive industry is likely to experience in 2022. Read More

Energy Transition Poses Insurance Industry Opportunities, Challenges

January 10, 2022

As the world looks to make the energy transition from high to low carbon, insurers and reinsurers will face a wide range of both challenges and opportunities, a recent report from A.M. Best suggests. The transition to a low-carbon economy will likely impact both sides of insurers' and reinsurers' balance sheets. Read More

Reinsurance Market Evolves to Changing Risks at January 1 Renewals

January 5, 2022

January 1 reinsurance renewals "reflected a healthy but evolving market" with the reinsurance sector again demonstrating the ability to adapt to a changing risk environment, according to a new report from Guy Carpenter. The report says reinsurers adjusted their risk appetites and pricing thresholds for certain sectors. Read More