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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Personal Lines
Lower cats and underwriting actions further strengthen risk-adjusted capitalization.
December 05, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Life/Annuity
Our Stable outlook is based on the segment’s strong capitalization, improved liquidity, and manageable regulatory environment, as well as modest top-line growth and limited innovation initiatives.
December 05, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Health
Health outlook remains Stable but ACA litigation and political factors add a cloud of uncertainty.
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Commercial Lines
Improving pricing environment and strengthening underwriting practices underscore Stable outlook for commercial lines segment.
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Global Reinsurance
Global reinsurance Stable outlook maintained owing to improving pricing environment for non-life and stable operating performance for life.
December 05, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Global Non-Life Reinsurance
The global non-life reinsurance outlook remains Stable as third-party capital buffers large catastrophe losses.
December 05, 2019- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Global Life Reinsurance
The global life reinsurance market remains competitive but offers very favorable growth opportunities over a longer time horizon.
December 05, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: First Look – 9-Month 2019 Life/Annuity Financial Results
The L/A segment’s income rose slightly in the first nine months of the year, with a $56.9 billion increase in premiums and annuity considerations offsetting a $41.1 billion decline in other income.
November 26, 2019 - 5 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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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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Market Segment Report: Rated Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Barbados Captives Steadily Navigate Market Cycles
The operating performance and results of the rated Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Barbados captives remain remarkably consistent—once again outpacing the US commercial casualty composite.
November 25, 2019 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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