Reinsurance rates remain lacklustre despite increases in primary and retro.
With little sign of rates bottoming out in Singapore, some players are losing their nerve, finds Helen Yates. But Chinese carriers are more than happy to fill any capacity void…
Canada’s reinsurance market shows that fac is still needed on a localised basis, David Benyon reports
Lloyd’s reputation as a specialist D&F market is under threat amid competition and underperforming classes of business
Broker facilities, new coverholders, centralised buying and consolidation of cedants have altered Italy’s facultative market, still feared in London for med-mal horror stories
From Galapagos to the Amazon jungle, Ecuador is famed for its ‘megadiversity’ of endemic species. And while its insurance sector remains marine-heavy, fac opportunities look equally diverse
Although often overshadowed as a (re)insurance market by its European neighbours, the Nordic region nonetheless continues to offer opportunities for the fac market – though conditions remain tough, as Inside FAC discovers
Growing confidence in Africa’s insurance markets is focusing attention once more on the opportunities arising from the continent’s low insurance penetration
Just over a decade after Brazil opened its doors to competition from international reinsurers, Argentina has followed suit, with President Macri’s centre-right government unafraid of reform, as Inside FAC discovers
With international players expanding their specialty operations in Singapore, competition for D&F business with regional carriers is heating up
For a mature market, the Spanish (re)insurance sector still has room for growth. But its highly regional character requires newcomers to build on local connections rather than simply charging in
Amid uncertainty about the scale of insured losses in Mexico from recent catastrophes there remains little consensus about the effect on rates, finds Inside FAC
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