Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 22 Oct 2017

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Reinsurance capital cushioned for HIM blow

  • Fiona Robertson 10 October 2017
  • The reinsurance industry's capital position is stronger than at any time since the 1970s and should be comfortably able to absorb losses from recent catastrophes, according to JLT Re's global head of analytics David Flandro.

    The broker estimated that as at 30 June, the reinsurance sector could draw on $328bn of dedicated balance sheet capital, including insurance-linked securities market capacity, with expected premiums for the year of $257bn.

    This produces a solvency margin ratio of 128 percent, meaning the sector...

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