Reinsurer capital levels seen as adequate

So significant growth in ILS market is not likely, says Fitch


AIR updates Mediterranean earthquake model

The firm says it's built in the latest data and research


Little change seen in January's reinsurance rates

This comes after an 8% average rise through the 2009 renewal season


Yields fall for ILS but they still outperform

Bonds with improved collateral structures in demand


Reinsurers might find it hard to raise capital

Access to the markets could be restricted in the event of large cat losses, says Fitch


Government interest in risk management grows

Swiss Re says governments should appoint country risk officers to work with insurers


Don't expect too much of catastrophe models

Insurers should show caution and realism on what is still a relatively new science, a panel of experts suggests