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Be careful what you wish for

Adam McNestrie 11 October 2016

No one would ever dare to confess it in a public forum, but there are some hardened veterans in the reinsurance market who will privately tell you that they are disappointed that Hurricane Matthew did not take a more destructive path.

After benefiting from the market dislocation in the wake of 9/11 and Katrina, they momentarily had visions of a reprise in January with brokers genuinely short of capacity, where they would be able to dictate terms to counterparties who...

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This article was published as part of issue October 2016/2

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