Standard & Poors, in addition to providing ratings of reinsurance companies, also provides free articles on various aspects of the reinsurance market. These articles often include significant financial analysis and illustrative charts. To access these articles, go to and search for “reinsurance.” You will be asked to register as a user for free access to the site’s content, and we are unable to provide direct access to the articles. There are two recent articles that may be of interest to our readers:
- Fall in Traditional Reinsurance Pricing Outpaces Decline in ILS Pricing – In an article that is somewhat inconsistent with the ILS reports of some involved in the insurance-linked securities markets, S&P opines that the decline in the price of traditional reinsurance for cat risks is likely to dampen the issuance of ILS as an alternative to traditional reinsurance over the next 12-24 months.
- The Sluggish Economic Recovery and Emerging Regulatory Changes Are Reshaping the Life Reinsurance Landscape – This article discusses the options of life reinsurers for capital raising and deployment in light of Solvency II, the decline in life reinsurance cessions and limited capital resources.
This post written by Rollie Goss.