Reinsurance Markets

  • Cedants

    Their secret weapon


    Reinsurers are starting to assert themselves in the claims process, demanding increased control and earlier involvement. And they’re using the loss adjuster to do it, David Banks writes. We ask how cedants can fight back.

  • News

    Qatar: A new reality


    Accolades like ‘world’s fastest-growing economy’ and ‘richest population’ are all well and good. But David Banks reports that Qatar has now unveiled a list of reasons why its reinsurance credentials must be noticed too.

  • Diary



    Our jet-setting inside man has no time for pencil pushers. And that includes those wags at Beazley

  • Country Focus

    Not just a pretty tax rate


    The global crisis may have caused Ireland’s economy to fall as dramatically as it had risen, but recession-proof reinsurers are still favouring this marketplace. With sound regulation and a warm business welcome, it’s not just about the cost advantage

  • News

    Long haul to Rio


    Brazil’s reinsurance market was a shining beacon of hope during the financial crisis. But David Banks finds growth rates have failed to impress and, with more legal changes on the way, foreign reinsurers are preparing for a slow and difficult journey.

  • Engaged Investor
    Lines & Risks

    Property reinsurance: Unsteady foundations


    Last year saw property reinsurance results go through the roof, but many believe these balance sheet figures are built on pretty shaky ground. We ask what will happen when loss patterns return to normal

  • Online only

    Reinsurance rates still softening at April 1 renewals


    Aon Benfield reports level to declining cedant demand; non-peak zone cat losses have no pricing impact.

  • Online only

    Photo special: World Insurance Forum 2010


    Photos from the Bermuda conference

  • Online only

    Reinsurance rates continue to dip at April 1 renewals


    However, Guy Carpenter says several US business lines showed no signs of impact by Q1 catastrophe activity

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    Catastrophe claims to hit reinsurers’ Q1 figures hardest: Willis Re


    Broker says $16bn losses makes first quarter "worst ever" for natural peril losses