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Past articles by Steve:

Swiss Re Targets Higher P&C Reinsurance Profits

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re looks set to target profitable growth for its property and casualty reinsurance business. → Read More

Travelers Recovers Full $280 Million From Its Aggregate Reinsurance In Q3

Travelers has confirmed that it made the full $280 million of recoveries from its property catastrophe aggregate reinsurance during the third-quarter of 2020. → Read More

Q3 Catastrophe Losses Above Estimates For RenRe, Arch, AXIS, The Hanover

Pre-announcements of catastrophe losses for the third-quarter of 2020 began to be released last night, and reports from RenaissanceRe, Arch Capital Group, AXIS Capital and The Hanover seemed to confirm the expectation that the majority would run well above estimates. → Read More

Aon: Reinsurers Won't Cover Cost Of Own Capital, But Raise New Alternative Capital

Broking giant Aon said that reinsurance companies included in its Aon's Reinsurance Aggregate won't cover their cost of capital in 2020, after loss ratios rose on the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

2020 Could Be One Of The 'Costliest Years' For Re/Insurers: Althoff, Hannover Re

Hannover Re has seen a number of additional property cat placements so far this year. Althoff expects to see an increased demand for structured reinsurance solutions from clients interested in improving their solvency ratios. → Read More

U.S. Wildfire Industry Losses Estimated At $5 Billion To $8 Billion By Moody's

Moody's Investors Service said that insured losses are already significant for California homeowners insurers and commercial insurers. → Read More

ILS Funds Demonstrate Improving Returns In Best June & July Since 2011

According to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index, the year-to-date return for all ILS and cat bonds funds tracked has now risen to 1.54%. → Read More

Hurricane Laura Exposed Insurers Could Tap Reinsurance

A number of the major property and casualty insurers that are seen as most exposed to hurricane Laura's impacts on the Gulf Coast region could tap into their reinsurance programs, should the major hurricane prove particularly impactful. → Read More

Hurricane Laura Industry Losses Seen As 'Manageable' By Analysts

Insurance and reinsurance industry losses from Hurricane Laura's onslaught of the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast region today (Aug. → Read More

Covid-Related Cat Bond And ILS Spread Widening Drove Inflows: Swiss Re

As the global effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic were being felt across financial markets earlier this year, the insurance-linked securities market was not immune. → Read More

Hurricane Isaias Industry Loss Seen Over $1bn: Aon

Hurricane Isaias, which impacted the Caribbean, made landfall in the Bahamas, then raked the Florida coast, after which it made landfall in the Carolinas and went on to impact the U.S. → Read More

Reinsurance Pricing To Catch Up, Demand Expected To Rise: Analysts

After July saw strong reinsurance rate increases as well, analysts are expecting to see further increases at the January 2021 reinsurance renewals. → Read More

Hard Market 'Has Legs', Capital Constrained, And Trapping To Come: Barclays Analysts

The current hard market phase in insurance and reinsurance 'has legs' as the levels of capital remain constrained in both traditional and alternative capital markets. → Read More

Double-Digit Reinsurance Price Increases May Extend Into 2021: Fitch

The reinsurance market may enjoy further double-digit price increases at the renewals in early 2021, but with capital now flowing into the sector, Fitch Ratings → Read More

2020 May See Record $160bn+ Losses, Depending On Covid, Hurricanes: GC

Insurance and reinsurance market losses from catastrophes and the Covid-19 pandemic already look set to reach somewhere from $100 billion to as much as $160 bil → Read More

COVID-19 Means Reinsurers Won't Make Cost-Of-Capital In 2020: Fitch

The global reinsurance market will fail to make returns above its cost of capital due to the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Fitch Ratings has sai → Read More

Mortgage ILS COVID-19 Dislocation To Elevate Reinsurance Costs: A.M. Best

The current dislocation of the mortgage insurance-linked securities market due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause mortgage reinsurance rates to rise. A → Read More

Varying Pandemic ILS Impacts, Trapped Capital May Be Held For Years: A.M. Best

The cat bond market and its investor base has felt immediate financial impacts from the pandemic, due to the losses now being paid out by the World Bank's catas → Read More

COVID-19 An 'Interesting Test Case' For ILS: Frank Majors, Nephila

For insurers, reinsurers, and ILS participants, the challenges being caused by the pandemic are driving a lot of uncertainty, and it appears that companies are → Read More

COVID-19 BI An Existential Threat, Reinsurance Capital Availability Key: Willis Re

The pressures from the pandemic are likely to push re/insurers to support their capital through de-risking and hedging, making reinsurance capital availability → Read More