Boosted by a slight hardening of rates on some lines and a relatively benign period of catastrophe activity, it seems many reinsurers have responded to the difficult investment environment by improving the profitability of their underwriting books. A number of reinsurers have posted healthy combined ratios for their 2012 results in recent weeks.
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