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- April 27 2023
MGAs see ‘flight to quality’ in Asia amidst market hardening
Following the 1.1 renewals, sourcing capacity is becoming harder but niche players may still have an edge.
- April 17 2023
HKFI seeks easier re-domiciliation and improved positioning to attract global majors
Policy recommendations have been submitted by the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers to the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau and the Insurance Authority.
- January 19 2023
Competition cushions China renewals
Despite tough market conditions, cedents managed to extract some concessions.
- December 26 2022
Updated: Asian 1.1 renewals ‘toughest in living memory’
Retro constraint and nat cat losses leading to backlogs in a renewals season said to be 'challenging on all fronts'.
- December 23 2022
Retro exits deal another blow to fraught Asian renewals
Cutbacks are causing delays further down the line and retro-dependent carriers are no longer confident of obtaining adequate capacity.
- December 9 2022
1.1 renewals challenging but there’s ‘hope on the horizon’: GC’s David Priebe
With many global reinsurers underweight in Asia, there's an opportunity to encourage them to take on more regional risk.
- November 30 2022
AM Best sees decline in available reinsurance capital by year-end, outlook remains stable
Pricing is likely to further harden by end of the year and it could impact 2023 renewals, the rating agency said.
- November 25 2022
Reinsurance rates to rise the most in Australia: Fitch
Rates for property catastrophe should increase by over 10% when contracts are renewed in 2023.
- November 4 2022
SIRC: Capacity woes and rising rates dominate Asia renewals
Pricing, structuring and climate change occupy discussions as the industry gathered in Singapore.
- November 3 2022
Insurers have to optimise their portfolio: Swiss Re’s Victor Kuk
Asian renewals are in a transition as cedents sweat over capacity and spike in price and retentions.
- October 31 2022
Rising rates, capacity pinch leave strata cover high and dry
With an increase in cat activity, strata has been the worst-performing property line in Australia.
- October 20 2022
Robust deal pipeline spurs demand for Asia M&A cover
Excess capacity seems to be readily available despite volatility and over-reliance on a small group of insurers.
- October 8 2022
Asian cedents urged to get in early, lock down capacity for 2023 renewals
Prices are hardening and capacity is likely to be more constrained going into the upcoming renewal season.
- September 15 2022
Asia reinsurance growth to ease as capital tightens
Premiums will grow at 3-4% a year over the next three years with underwriting becoming more selective.
- September 14 2022
Lloyd’s crypto coverholder Evertas enters Hong Kong and Australia
The Chicago-based company uses capacity from Arch Insurance to offer cover against theft or loss of blockchain assets.
- September 7 2022
Supply squeeze pushing up Asia nat cat treaty pricing
After TMK and Axis Re exits, hardening market drives cedants to alternatives such as ILS, parametric or structured solutions.
- August 23 2022
Could QE rollback herald a capacity crunch in Asia?
As capital exits the region, insurers need to consider their risk profile with specialty a potential diversification strategy.
- August 19 2022
ADB signs US$1bn capacity deal with Tokio Marine, Chubb, Liberty, Allianz and Axa XL
The three-year agreement transfers credit risk from the bank's portfolio to the insurers’ balance sheets.
- July 28 2022
Capacity tight due to complex risks in Asia’s tech market
BI risks, data security concerns and past losses are contributing to more conservative underwriting.
- July 20 2022
More risk clarity key to China’s D&O capacity
China’s Securities Law has brought surging demand for D&O, as well as uncertainty.