Smaller decline in reinsurance rates seen at April renewals

Market particularly challenging for new entrants as retentions stable


The surprising inconsistency of risk appetite and risk tolerance statements

Dave Ingram explains how Willis Re's study of insurers' risk appetite and risk tolerance statements revealed wide differences in the concepts they express


Reinsurance remains buyers' market in January renewals

Trend of price declines and higher combined ratios suggests bleak outlook for reinsurers in 2017


Pool Re hires RenRe's Stephen Burr as head of actuarial

He replaces external consultant


Willis Re updates cyber risk modelling tool

Now covers outage as well as privacy breach


Cyber risk: cat modelling's biggest challenge yet

Cyber risk is growing, unavoidable and ripe for insurance solutions. But can the industry really get to grips with such a rapidly evolving risk? Christopher Cundy reports


Regulatory capital top driver of EU reinsurance buying

US firms more concerned with rating agency capital, says Willis Re


Reinsurance buying evolves as Solvency II kicks off

The arrival of Solvency II has not dominated the 1 January reinsurance renewals, but it is having a fundamental effect on buying strategies, according to brokers. Christopher Cundy reports


Reinsurance pricing drops again at 1 January renewals

Solvency II impacted behaviour but did not dominate renewal, says Willis Re


Stable PPO patterns to prompt reinsurance transactions

Number of periodic payment orders awarded is falling, according to report