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WTW launches model to analyse catastrophe & non-cat property losses

Insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has launched what looks like a useful property loss modelling tool that allows analysis to be performed for both catastrophe and non-catastrophe property risks.The company said that its Property Quantified risk modelling platform is the first that can help organisations analyse potential read the full article →

Rates rises likely for ILS capital backing loss-hit E&S portfolios

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has said that it expects reinsurance capacity backing catastrophe loss-affected excess & surplus (E&S) line portfolios will see rate rises of as much as 30% at the mid-year renewals, which bodes well for the ILS funds and alternative capital providers that also underwrite E&S portfolios of read the full article →

E&S market to come under pressure, as reinsurers hunt returns: Fitch

The U.S. excess and surplus (E&S) lines insurance market may come under increasing pressure as reinsurance firms and others with the ability to underwrite E&S risks target the sector to offset lower pricing in other areas of reinsurance, according to Fitch Ratings.Large, specialist reinsurance underwriting firms have been increasingly stepping read the full article →

Guy Carpenter’s new E&S practice to help clients access capital markets

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has launched a new Excess & Surplus Lines Specialty Practice to focus on the needs of these specialist insurers and to help educate them about their use of capital and options for risk transfer, including the capital markets.Guy Carpenter has put together a team of professionals read the full article →