Non-traditional reinsurance capacity puts pressure on traditional Bermuda

The analyst and research firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. have published another of their reports looking at the Bermuda reinsurance market. These regular reports are put together based on the feedback KBW receive while interviewing key players in the Bermuda reinsurance market. They provide an insight into the issues read the full article →

Insurers could turn to catastrophe bonds if reinsurance rates rise significantly at January renewals

The subject of reinsurance rates and whether they will rise at the 1st January renewals has been a hot topic all year with many reinsurers expecting increases and many brokers attempting to get the best prices possible for their clients. Events during 2011 such as the New Zealand earthquakes, Japanese read the full article →

Ample upstream capital likely to hold down catastrophe reinsurance prices

Moody's, the rating agency, has published a report (available here to subscribers to their service) looking at capital levels in the catastrophe reinsurance market and conclude that there is ample capital entering the market so reinsurers are unlikely to see a let up in competition. Despite the recent catastrophe losses which read the full article →

Large catastrophe could deplete global reinsurance capacity, says Fitch

Fitch Ratings has released their latest report titled '2009-2010 Global Reinsurance Review and Outlook' yesterday. In it they discuss the current global reinsurance market conditions and how the current economic climate could impact them. Fitch express concern that reinsurers access to capital may be severely restricted by the current financial climate read the full article →