Reinsurance renewals news

Reinsurance renewals news and articles. Discussing the trajectory of reinsurance pricing and rates, as well as the flow of reinsurance capital at key market renewal seasons where many reinsurance programs are renewed and new reinsurance and retrocession capital and capacity is deployed.

The reinsurance cycle follows a number of key renewal seasons and the news and analysis below covers these important reinsurance market renewals.

The key reinsurance renewal periods are at January 1st, April 1st, June 1st and July 1st.

The January renewals have a particular focus on European programs, Asia Pacific (ex. Japan), casualty and specialty risks. The mid-year reinsurance renewals see a particular focus on U.S. property catastrophe reinsurance renewals, with Florida a particular focus in June. Japanese reinsurance program renewals are a major focus at April 1st.


The recapitalisation challenge for Lloyd’s (& ILS) while Covid-19 persists

As our sister publication Reinsurance News reported yesterday afternoon, Lloyd's has asked its members that have been hit by sizeable losses as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic to accelerate capital injections with the goal of stabilising the markets capital position.Rating agency S&P Global Ratings explained that currently losses read the full article →

Pandemic BI legal action may be tempered by potential re/insurance impact: A.M. Best

The ongoing legal action to force pandemic business interruption and shutdown claims from the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak into property or catastrophe insurance and reinsurance programs may be tempered by an appreciation that this would significantly impact the global re/insurance market, A.M. Best believes.A.M. Best has revised its outlook for the read the full article →

Higher return potential, evident low-correlation, to drive resurgent ILS investor interest

The fact reinsurance prices have risen again at the January and April renewals, especially in peak catastrophe exposed zones, along with the recently demonstrated low-correlation to coronavirus financial market declines, suggests that the improved return potential of the ILS asset class will drive resurgent investor interest.We've been saying this for read the full article →

Investors who cashed-out of ILS on coronavirus threat, likely to return: Lane

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investors who cashed-out their holdings during March, as the world's financial markets declined in the face of the Covid-19 coronavirus threat, are likely to return and may bring more investors with them, Lane Financial LLC believes.As we've been documenting, in recent weeks some ILS read the full article →

ILS capacity tightening to influence June renewals: A.M. Best

An expected tightening of third-party reinsurance capital from insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and structures is likely to influence pricing at the upcoming mid-year reinsurance renewals, according to A.M. Best.The rating agency explained that while the reinsurance market is adapting to operating under Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic conditions, the fact ILS capacity read the full article →

Premiums ceded to Mt. Logan Re outpaced losses in 2019 for Everest Re

Global insurance and reinsurance group Everest Re ceded more premiums to its Mt. Logan Re Ltd. collateralized reinsurance sidecar-like vehicle in 2019 than losses, the first year since 2016 when catastrophe impacts have been far outpaced by premium growth.While 2019 saw its fair share of major global catastrophe loss events read the full article →

Varied April renewal outcomes for ILS funds, as Covid-19 bites

The April reinsurance renewals saw significant rate increases that offered a chance for insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds to create a much higher returning book of Japanese catastrophe risk for their portfolios, but the results appear to have been uneven.While loss-hit Japanese catastrophe reinsurance towers exposed to wind and flood saw read the full article →

Rates rise up to 50%, ILS capacity down at 1.4 reinsurance renewal: Willis Re

Reinsurance rates rose by as much as 50% at the 1.4 April reinsurance renewals according to Willis Re, but the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is reported to have deployed slightly less capacity as some ILS funds dealt with redemption requests.The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic escalated right as the April reinsurance renewals read the full article →

Precedents seen for some Covid-19 business interruption claims

Plaintiff attorneys believe there are a number of legal precedents that could mean insurers end up taking more business interruption claims from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic than initially thought, which analysts say suggests a rising risk of the impact being greater than anticipated.As we explained last week, legal actions seeking read the full article →

Covid-19 macro-economic hit the main property reinsurance driver: Aon

For the property reinsurance marketplace, the impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic are expected to be largely driven by macro-economic factors, although some specific contracts could be at-risk of legislative efforts around inclusions, according to Aon.In a client briefing seen by Artemis, Aon explains that property reinsurance contracts would be read the full article →