Industry Segments: Pricing Page 1 / 5
- March 8 2023
Japan windstorm hardening in 1.4 renewals spotlight
Pressure across the reinsurance market is delaying negotiations and could push up some rates 20-30%.
- February 6 2023
Asia Q4 2022 property pricing up 2% as casualty fell 1%: Marsh
Cyber rates increased 22%, an improvement over previous quarters, as more capacity entered the market.
- December 22 2022
ACIL seeks strata pricing reforms in Australia
Strata managers charge 40% of insurance cost as commissions and fees, seen as "outside of consumers' interest".
- 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 18 2022
Australian ransomware payment ban offers relief to hardening cyber market
A series of high-profile cyber attacks on major institutions to likely cause a surge in H2 loss ratios for cyber programmes.
- November 15 2022
Asia carriers review policies as inflation outlook worsens
Regional headline rates remain benign but pressures are growing, including on claims, say WTW, BHSI and McLarens.
- November 14 2022
Data shortfalls could harm Asian cedents during renewals
An increase in nat cats means that data pooling and quality is set to become important during negotiations.
- 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
Sompo International recruits Axa chief actuary as APAC pricing VP
Fred Weber, who was at Axa since 2004, will continue to be based in Singapore.
- November 1 2022
APAC commercial rates moderate as cyber pricing shoots up: Marsh
Pricing in the Pacific climbed 5% in Q3, down from 7% in Q2, while Asia was up 2%, down from 3%.
- 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 28 2022
Higher loss ratios driving up China NEV insurance rates: report
Electrical vehicle cover 20% more expensive than conventional cars because they are more prone to fire and parts are more expensive.
- September 21 2022
Asia may ‘finally pull its weight’ on terrorism cover
The market is on the cusp of change with rates set to harden as global firms pay more attention to the risk.
- September 14 2022
Insurers’ ESG reluctance holding back Asia greening agenda
Market players need to find better ways of underwriting new projects that they don't fully understand.
- September 14 2022
Rising cat claims force APAC governments to partner reinsurers: S&P
Government-backed cat pools and widening agri cover are seen as ways to maintain affordability.
- August 30 2022
Market face-off over risk pricing in Asia
Reinsurers blame ambitious broker expansion for driving down prices.
- August 3 2022
APAC (re)insurers prioritise pricing amid inflation pressure
APAC non-life GWP and rates will continue to climb, but the pace of growth is a mixed picture across the region.
- August 2 2022
Asia political risk rates to rise as Ukraine crisis bites
Even fairly benign countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand could see hikes of 15-20%.
- August 1 2022
MGA Rokstone eyes Asia cat market opportunity
The specialty player has regional capacity and wants to expand as pricing hardens and terms improve.