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Special Report: US Life/Annuity Insurers’ BBB Bond Exposures Continue to Grow
Since the financial crisis, the L/A segment has held the highest percentage of BBB securities, while the smaller exposures of the P/C and health segments have doubled.
November 25, 2019 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: First Look: 9-Month 2019 Property/Casualty Financial Results
The property/casualty segment’s underwriting income rose for the first nine months of 2019, but the combined ratio weakened slightly.
November 21, 2019 - 6 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: P/C Companies Replace Higher Cost Debt with Lower Cost Alternatives
P/C companies are extending their debt maturity profiles while refinancing debt with lower cost alternatives.
November 13, 2019 - 12 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Identity Theft Coverage Continues to Evolve
Identity theft can include a host of services, the costs of which are difficult to quantify and are not captured in traditional loss ratios; its role as a supplemental product will evolve as personal cyber risks become more of a threat.
November 12, 2019 - 4 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentarySpecial Report: Roles in London Insurance Market Blur as Participants Seek to Add Value
Successful participants in the London insurance market will need to be flexible and innovative in the way they source risk and use capital.
November 07, 2019- 8 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: European Insurers: Concentration, Competition, and Markets Remain Key
The share of premiums written by the five largest insurers in the top 30 remains largely stable, at just under 50%.
November 04, 2019- 8 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryCommentary: Rising Political and Economic Uncertainties Constitute a New Test for Lebanese Insurance Industry
The accelerating decline in investor confidence and US dollar cash-flow constraints create further risks for insurers with fixed costs in US dollars.
October 31, 2019- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Mexico Surety
Our Stable outlook for Mexico's surety market is based on the segment's strong capitalization and adequate operating performance.
October 30, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Japan Non-Life Insurance
Our outlook for the segment is Stable; major catastrophe losses and macro-economic factors are likely to be mitigated by insurers’ solid capitalisation and well-managed initiatives.
October 29, 2019- 5 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryCommentary: 2019 California Wildfires – Yet Another Sign of a “New Normal”
2019 California wildfires exacerbate problems for homeowners’ insurers and reinsurers.
October 29, 2019- 2 Pages   Access Report     
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