Industry Segments: Renewals Page 1 / 2
- May 12 2023
Hannover Re sees up to 20% nat cat rate hike in Japan 1.4 renewals
APAC benefits from the discontinuation of proportional business; books US$100m of New Zealand cat losses.
- May 5 2023
Swiss Re Asia 1.4 renewal premiums grow 25%
The reinsurer booked US$171m in New Zealand Q1 cat losses, says "a continuation of related costs seems unlikely at the moment'.
- April 24 2023
New Asia player Deutsche Rück targets expansion after beating 2023 target
Digitalisation, new and emerging risks, regulatory changes and infrastructure development will be regional growth drivers, says Asia managing director Tarik Aouad.
- April 4 2023
Korean risks reeling from large industrial losses see 50% hikes in 1.4 renewals
Protracted negotiations on structures and data analysis requirements due to changes to cessions led to delays
- April 3 2023
Rate hikes, significant structural changes make April 1 renewals challenging: Gallagher Re
"We certainly didn’t see any meaningful new capacity, or any other indication that reinsurers are prepared to cede their hard-won pricing territory any time soon," says global chief executive James Kent.
- April 3 2023
Japan bucks the trend with orderly 1.4 renewals
Alarmist projections of 35% hikes haven't materialised as the market saw a broad rating uplift of 15-20% with client and reinsurer expectations better aligned than at 1.1.
- March 30 2023
‘Tough’ Philippines renewals seeing up to 50% hikes in property, PV to climb 30%
Reinsurers adamant on rate increases even for loss-free accounts due to cat exposure, inflation and treaty costs.
- March 27 2023
India renewals to see prices climb 10-35%
The market is likely to see property, fire and marine premiums correcting as negotiations hit their final week.
- March 20 2023
Indian property cover rates to go up as carriers start claim-based pricing: report
The revision follows an IRDAI directive that rates published by the insurance information bureau need not be treated as a minimum rate.
- 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%.
- March 2 2023
Scor’s combined ratio deteriorates to 113.2%, GWP climbs 4.9% to US$21bn
The French reinsurer's 2023 estimated gross premium income from Asian emerging markets is down to 10% from 12% last year.
- February 23 2023
Asian fleets boost P&I clubs’ renewals
After a tough start, many clubs saw close to 50% renewed gross tonnage coming from Asia.
- February 20 2023
Swiss Re’s 1.1 Asia renewals grow 35%
The global reinsurer benefited from the expansion of property and motor lines in the region, in addition to rate increases.
- February 17 2023
Asia P&I club renewals go down to the wire
Rate increases, drawn-out negotiations and the lunar new year delay February 20 renewals in the region.
- February 13 2023
Auckland floods and Turkey earthquake add pressure on upcoming renewals
Recent disasters are likely to trigger reinsurance payouts and add to the capacity woes and rate increases that's been vexing renewals.
- February 9 2023
Hannover Re cuts APAC premium volume by 21.6% in 1.1 renewals
The German reinsurer cut back on proportional treaty in Malaysia and China, but XOL premiums filled some of the void.
- February 8 2023
Suncorp misses H1 cat allowance by US$69m, books 94.5% Australia COR
Australian insurance profits rose 142%, helped by a US$104m Covid BI provision release.
- January 30 2023
Asia 1.4 renewals to bring more rate hikes and tough negotiations
Nat cats are set to impact the Philippines, while global trends will push up pricing in India and Japan.
- January 19 2023
Competition cushions China renewals
Despite tough market conditions, cedents managed to extract some concessions.
- January 17 2023
Domestic market dynamics reshape Asean renewals
While rating downgrades shook up Indonesia, carriers sought ‘payback’ for Malaysian floods.