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Alternative reinsurance capital rose 10% in 2017: Aon Benfield

John Hewitt Jones 16 April 2018

Alternative capital in the global reinsurance market increased by 10 percent in 2017, according to Aon Benfield's latest market outlook report.

Capital markets showed a strong appetite for insurance risk despite natural catastrophe losses for the year of $136bn.

Alternative capital in the sector increased to $89bn, up from $81bn in 2016, driving a slight 1.7 percent uptick in total reinsurance capital.

Meanwhile, traditional capital backing for the sector increased by a marginal 0.4 percent to $516bn.

According to the...

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