Delays in the regulatory process could hamper the efforts of organisations to conform to Solvency II, according to industry experts.
Despite concerns over the effects that heavy catastrophe activity in the first quarter of 2011 could have on insurance-linked securities, the market remains in robust health.
Insurers in Brazil face big changes to the way they buy reinsurance if two new resolutions come into force on March 31, 2011. The new rules will restrict their ability to reinsure risks internally and will force them to use more local players.
The decision by US states New York State and Florida to allow non-US domiciled reinsurers to post lower levels of collateral have received a mixed reaction.
Estimates for the total insured losses emanating from the recent earthquake in New Zealand have risen sharply as the full scale of the disaster has unfolded.
The catastrophe bond market saw a particularly bullish end to 2010 after a strong year overall. And this trend is predicted to continue throughout 2011, according to a report by Aon Benfield Securities on the market.
Aon Benfield, the world’s premier reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, is warning insurers in Asia to prepare for future “Supercat” events like those experienced in the USA.
Aon Benfield Securities says that issuance of insurance-linked securities (ILS) was in line with expectations in the third quarter.
The industry moves to the centre of global sustainability.
Hannover Re and the GEM (Global Earthquake Model) Foundation have signed a partnership agreement on earthquake modelling and data.