Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 24 Apr 2018

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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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