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Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Colombia Insurance
Colombian insurance outlook remains at Negative as COVID-19 continues to stress economy.
October 22, 2021 - 3 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
Thailand Insurers Offer Innovative Vaccine Allergy Product, but Underwriting Risks Remain
While insurers respond to policyholders’ protection needs, prudent risk management will remain a priority.
October 07, 2021 - 3 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
Market Segment Outlook: US Private Mortgage Insurers
The outlook for the US private mortgage insurance market segment has moved to Stable from Negative, owing to the economic recovery and the strength of the housing market, among other factors.
October 06, 2021 - 4 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
Market Segment Report: Robust Housing Market Drives Historic Title Performance
Title insurance market remains robust through pandemic lockdowns and related economic slowdowns
October 05, 2021 - 18 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
Market Segment Report: Workers' Compensation Still Outpacing Other Lines
Underwriters of workers’ compensation have consistently generated better underwriting profits than the other P/C lines.
September 29, 2021 - 22 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
Market Segment Report: Sub-Saharan Africa Reinsurance: Significant Growth Potential, Despite Challenging Operating Conditions
Increasing investment in infrastructure, together with steady levels of GDP growth, have contributed to the expansion of Sub-Saharan Africa’s reinsurance markets.
September 29, 2021 - 8 Pages     Access Report      Excel    Translation Available   French
Market Segment Report: MENA Reinsurance: Improving Market Conditions Signal Change for Region’s Reinsurers
Reinsurance rates in the Middle East & North Africa region began to firm in 2020, a trend that has continued through 2021.
September 29, 2021 - 8 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
Commentary: More Generous: European Commission Proposes Solvency II Review Rules
AM Best believes the Solvency II review rules unveiled by the European Commission are more generous for (re)insurers than many commentators had expected.
September 29, 2021 - 3 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
Market Segment Report: Mutual Life Insurers Gain M&A Momentum While Pivoting for the Pandemic
Mutuals announce several key acquisitions and continue to innovate even as they adjust to the changing COVID-19 environment.
September 27, 2021 - 15 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
Market Segment Report: Appetite for Flood Risk Among Private Insurers Still Small
Risk Rating 2.0 expected to lead to more adequately priced NFIP risks and allow private insurers to be more competitive.
September 23, 2021 - 11 Pages     Access Report      Excel     
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