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Market Segment Report: US Title Insurers: Rising Profitability, Declining Premium Growth
The US title insurers remain profitable owing to rising employment and consumer confidence, among other factors, despite the uneven recovery in the US housing market.
October 16, 2019 - 14 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryCommentary: Typhoons Faxai and Hagibis Unlikely to Impact Japanese Insurers’ Capitalisation
The recent typhoons are unlikely to affect the financial soundness of Japan’s major non-life insurers.
October 16, 2019- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: US Fraternals Face a Difficult Growth Environment
Operating results have improved, but the fraternal societies are facing a number of challenges with regard to growing both their membership base and premiums.
October 08, 2019 - 9 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryCommentary: New FASB Rule to Result in Earlier Recognition of Credit Losses
The new FASB rule is likely to affect credit loss exposures for mortgage loans.
October 08, 2019- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryCommentary: Green and Sustainability Bond Issuance by Insurers May Continue To Grow
Two recent issues signal insurers’ growing willingness to issue green/sustainability bonds.
October 07, 2019- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: MENA Reinsurers: Turbulence Creates Opportunity
Middle East and North African reinsurers have faced increased turbulence in recent years, creating challenges for some and opportunities for others. The market remains characterised by challenging conditions, overcapacity, and an increase in large loss activity.
September 30, 2019- 5 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Sub-Saharan Africa Remains a Long-Term Opportunity for Reinsurers
The ongoing development of the continent’s economies, together with gradual increases in insurance penetration, have contributed to the expansion of the region’s reinsurance markets over the longer term.
September 26, 2019- 5 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Farm Bureaus: Favorable Ratings Despite Limited Business Profiles
Over the past decade, the P/C farm bureaus’ net premium has grown consistently, while the L/A segment’s growth has fluctuated within a narrow range and remains a challenge.
September 23, 2019 - 14 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: US P/C Mutual Insurers: Underwriting Results Improve; Challenges Remain
The rated mutuals reported significant improvement in underwriting performance in 2018, which contributed to solid surplus growth.
September 18, 2019 - 14 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Attraction of Turkish Insurance Market Hampered by Underwriting Losses and Economic Volatility
Turkish insurers remain vulnerable to economic and political turbulence, as well as limited pricing control in motor third-party liability business.
September 18, 2019- 7 Pages   Access Report     
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