casualty reinsurance


Price inadequacy of longer-tailed lines mean ILS could take a closer look

The reinsurance market is expected to take a much closer look at the adequacy of pricing and profitability for many longer-tailed lines of specialty and casualty business, especially as reinsurers have generally been unable to command the payback they may once have been used to, following the catastrophes of 2017. This read the full article →

Reinsurance reserve releases to slow, casualty rate declines to intensify: KBW

Reinsurance reserve releases have been slowing over recent quarters for many in the sector, with the fourth-quarter of 2015 seeing more reinsurers reporting smaller releases, rather than larger, a trend that analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods expect will continue. Reserve releases have been providing a much-needed boost to reinsurer returns read the full article →

AIG in two-year casualty reinsurance deal with Swiss Re

Primary insurance firm AIG has begun its increased use of reinsurance, a strategic goal it outlined in a recent performance enhancement plan, with a just-announced two-year casualty reinsurance deal with global player Swiss Re. AIG said in January that it would look to increased use of reinsurance capital as one of read the full article →

Alternative reinsurance capital to pressure casualty: Morgan Stanley

Pricing in the casualty reinsurance space is expected to increasingly come under pressure owing to the presence of alternative capital, but it’s impact is unlikely to be as influential as seen in the property cat space, say analysts at Morgan Stanley. “The increasing supply of alternative capital will pressure casualty re pricing. read the full article →

LMA warns on casualty reinsurance terms & conditions at Lloyd’s

The Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) has released data which shows that the majority of casualty treaty reinsurance underwriters at Lloyd's have concerns about the extent to which terms and conditions have been relaxed recently. The data provides an interesting look at how the softening of the global reinsurance market has affected read the full article →

Casualty reinsurance, advantageous but high entry barrier: Goldman Sachs

While the reinsurance market remains challenging strategically sound business models become more important than ever and while casualty lines offer several structural advantages, this can mean higher barriers to entry, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs. Reinsurers are increasingly shifting capacity into casualty lines of business, as they seek to avoid read the full article →

Willis Re launches $400m casualty catastrophe reinsurance facility

Reinsurance broker Willis Re has this morning announced the launch of a new global syndicated reinsurance facility, aiming to provide cedents with broad protection against casualty catastrophe events related to liability portfolios. Interestingly, the facility could have a capital market angle for ILS players, as it may prove suitable as an read the full article →