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Special Report: Insurers Create New Types of Coverage for Mass Shooting Attacks
Demand for active assailant (or violent event) policies and risk mitigation programs continues to rise as shootings in the US increase.
July 11, 2019 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Life Insurers Continue to Reduce Hedge Fund Investments
Life/annuity insurers pull back hedge fund holdings by more than 18% over 2017.
July 10, 2019 - 6 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Bahrain’s Insurance Market’s Shine Fades, but Sector Still Prospering
Bahrain’s insurance market continues to thrive and remains the domicile of choice for a number of foreign operations.
July 09, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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Commentary: SECURE Act Offers Opportunities for Annuity Providers
Enactment would not only offer significant opportunities for the annuity segment, but also promote retirement security—a pressing public policy issue in the US.
July 08, 2019 - 4 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Positive Momentum for Russia's Insurance Market, but Threats Remain
Russia’s insurance industry may have reached a turning point, with more diversified premium growth and an improvement in profitability in 2018.
July 02, 2019- 5 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Russian
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Special Report: Private Equity Holdings Spike for All Insurance Segments
Private equity investments were relatively flat from 2013 to 2016 but have spiked over the last two years across all three insurance segments.
July 01, 2019 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: The Florida Market: Bracing for the Next Big Event
AOB reform provides some relief to Florida property insurers, as they prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and deal with reinsurance rate hikes.
June 28, 2019 - 10 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: 2018 Statutory Results Generally Favorable for Property/Casualty Insurers
Insured losses above normal in 2018, but results improve after record-setting 2017 natural and manmade disasters.
June 26, 2019 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Are Life/Annuity Insurers Prepared to Weather Another Economic Downturn?
Lessons learned and new challenges for insurers a decade after financial crisis.
June 25, 2019 - 11 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: DTC: Expanding Distribution and Seeking Opportunities
Insurers consider enhancing DTC capabilities and shortening the underwriting process the most important steps to successfully penetrating the middle market.
June 20, 2019 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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