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Property cat rate reductions slow again at 1.4: Willis Re

3 April 2017

Property reinsurance rate declines continued to moderate at the 1 April renewals, with most deals somewhere in the range flat to down mid-single digits, according to Willis ReRead more


Zenk rate reduction muted as limit mushrooms again

21 March 2017

Japanese mutual insurer Zenkyoren will secure only a marginal improvement on terms for its 2017/18 cat placement, as the world's biggest buyer prioritised an increase in the limit it purchased to almost $14bnRead more


Japanese rates show further softening at 1.4

21 March 2017

Rates on most Japanese property catastrophe excess-of-loss (XoL) treaties look set to slide by around 5 percent when they renew on 1 April, as reinsurers continue to offer concessions to buyers to defend their renewal booksRead more


Opinion: Japanese renewals

21 March 2017

This lunchtime we will publish our early take on the 1.4 renewals in Japan. Cat pricing is down 5 percent give or take. Ceding commissions in the round are up about a point on the quake quota sharesRead more


Insured losses reached $54bn in 2016: Aon Benfield

17 January 2017

Global insured losses climbed to $54bn in 2016 as the industry suffered its sixth worst loss year of all time, according to Aon BenfieldRead more


BHSI mulls entering Japanese quake market

5 January 2017

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is considering entering the Japanese earthquake insurance market, according to a senior executive at the firmRead more


Zenkyoren on track to buy its largest cat bond

20 September 2016

Zenkyoren has nearly tripled the target size on its latest Nakama Re cat bond transaction, which at $700mn could be the carrier's largest cat bond to date, sister publication Trading Risk reportedRead more


Cat losses flood (re)insurers in Q2

18 July 2016

A wave of (re)insurers have pre-announced catastrophe losses ahead of the second quarter results season, giving advance notice of the damage that a number of events will do to their underwriting performanceRead more


Kumamoto quake claims exceed $2.5bn

10 June 2016

Claims from the earthquake that struck Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture in April have passed $2.5bn, according to the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ)Read more


Sony reveals $1bn Kumamoto loss

27 May 2016

Technology giant Sony has revealed that it expects losses from the Kumamoto earthquakes to result in a 115bn yen ($1bn) hit to its operating income, the company announced today (27 May)Read more


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