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Market Segment Report: Realistic Optimism in the Current Reinsurance Market
Despite unforeseen challenges, many reinsurers have adapted well to the unique conditions they have faced the past year.
September 20, 2021 - 6 Pages     Access Report        
Market Segment Report: Expanding Opportunities Boost Surplus Lines Growth and Spur Improved Operating Profits
The surplus lines’ DPW growth of 17.5% in 2020 represented the largest YoY premium increase since 2003.
September 16, 2021 - 60 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Canada Insurance: P/C Segment Remains Resilient, L/A Segment Outlook Turns to Stable
Government fiscal support has cushioned the economy from the downturn, but COVID continues to dominate.
September 15, 2021 - 26 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: COVID-19 Forges a Double-Edged Sword for US Property/Casualty Mutuals
Fewer workers commuted during the pandemic, boosting the personal auto industry—but the aggregate risk did not disappear.
September 14, 2021 - 14 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: TRIA Has Generally Been Credit-Positive for Insurers
Over the last 20 years, the government backstop for terrorism risk has helped bolster business insurers’ capacity and enabled growth in commerce.
September 10, 2021 - 6 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Profits and Capital Rebound for Listed Insurers in the United Arab Emirates
Listed insurers in the United Arab Emirates demonstrated strong operating performance over the first half of 2021.
September 08, 2021 - 6 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Commentary: Boy Scouts of America Dispute Reveals Myriad Social Inflation Concerns
Although they recognize that victims deserve compensation, insurers with these exposures may have no choice but to challenge the validity of claims that lack information.
September 08, 2021 - 4 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: Risk-Adjusted Capitalization Continues to Increase for Life/Health Industry
The growth in risk-adjust capitalization is due to the strong growth in available capital, particularly in 2019.
September 03, 2021 - 6 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: P/C Companies’ Debt Issuance Continues; Leverage Stable
The P/C (re)insurers continue to take advantage of low refinancing rates to extend debt maturities and to replace higher-cost debt with lower-cost debt.
September 02, 2021 - 11 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Global Reinsurance Outlook Remains Stable in a More Uncertain World
Reinsurers adjust as traditional risks take on unpredictable patterns.
August 31, 2021 - 88 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
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