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Analysts eye rate increases at 1.6 and 1.7

Charlie Thomas 9 January 2018

As equity analysts digested the disappointing renewal rates from 1 January, there was a growing sense that further price increases could be seen during the mid-year US renewals.

Referencing the broker renewals reports from Willis Towers Watson and JLT Re - which pointed to low-single digit rate increases on average during 1 January - most analysts noted that January's rate hikes were an improvement on the prior-year period, but a lot lower than what bullish commentators had predicted.

Jefferies analyst...

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This article was published as part of issue January 2018/2

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