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Reinsurance rate rises may be around the corner, renewals study suggests


April and June renewals could be a source of hope for reinsurance pricing, according to a report from rating agency AM Best

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2018 fourth costliest year on record for insurers – Aon study


After an “elevated, yet manageable catastrophe loss year”, according to Aon, some 64% of global insured losses incurred in the US last year

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ILS up to new record, despite slowdown – report


Willis Towers Watson’s ILS update said a new peak of $93bn ILS in play after strong 2018 cat bond issuance “bodes well for a continued healthy market”


Resilient Bermuda weathering the storm – report


Bermuda re/insurers continue to be tested by market conditions but remain resilient, according to a Fitch Ratings report

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What insurers need to know about cyber risks


In a digitally-connected world, cyber risks are growing in frequency and impact. Swiss Re cyber experts Maya Bundt and Eric Durand drill down on what needs to be done to protect insurers against the impending risk

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GR Innovation & Insurtech Bermuda: Talk about a revolution


Fresh thinking and converging insurance technologies are adding up to a revolution in the re/insurance sector, exemplified by GR’s Innovation & Insurtech 2018 event in Bermuda


Pandemic risk: 100 years since Spanish flu


The potential for devastating pandemics is still there, with major accumulation risks for insurers and reinsurers increasingly relevant for non-life lines of business. By David Benyon

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Insured cat losses hit $86bn annual average – AIR study


Preparedness for large losses before they occur is critical to solvency and resilience, AIR’s annual extreme event risk report emphasised