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Special Reports & Commentaries

A.M. Best's Special Reports provide in-depth analysis of insurance industry events and trends from Best's unique point of view. Like A.M. Best's global ratings, special report coverage includes:

Market segments, such as life, nonlife, reinsurance, title, health care, alternative risk and Lloyd's; and

Industry issues, such as regulatory reform, financial services convergence, industry solvency trends and the impact of new business strategies.
Best's analysts examine these market segments and industry issues from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective to provide valuable insight into the factors that may affect the financial strength of insurance companies.

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Briefing: M&A Drivers Set to Remain, Fuelling Further Insurance Deals : In their search for profitable expansion, insurers are increasingly turning to M&A, owing to limited organic growth opportunities in an intensely competitive environment.
Date: May 25, 2018    
Special Report: First Look – 1Q2018 Life/Annuity Financial Results: L/A insurers' net income was down more than 50% in the first quarter from the prior year period, on declines in premiums and annuity considerations
Date: May 23, 2018    
Briefing: GDPR: The Issues for European Insurers at Implementation: The insurance sector in Europe has seemingly adjusted more rapidly to GDPR requirements than other industries
Date: May 22, 2018    
Special Report: First Look – 1Q2018 Property/Casualty Financial Results: P/C segment has lowest 3-month combined ratio of last five years on heels of record catastrophe losses
Date: May 22, 2018    
Special Report: Current VA Reserve and Capital Requirements Challenging L/A Insurers: The NAIC is working on changes to requirements that could help minimize the non-economic volatility resulting under the existing framework and cut down the use of captives
Date: May 18, 2018    
Market Segment Report: Cyber Insurance Market Sees Steady Growth but Still Awaiting a Real Growth Spurt: Cyber insurance offers plenty of opportunities for growth, especially among small and medium-sized companies.
Date: May 18, 2018