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MARCH 30, 2021 11:21 AM (EDT)

Best's Market Segment Report: AM Best Assigns Stable Outlook to London Market (Re)Insurance Segment

 Jessica Botelho-Young, CA
Associate Director, Analytics
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Catherine Thomas, CFA
Senior Director, Analytics
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Richard Banks
Director, Industry Research – EMEA
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Edem Kuenyehia
Director, Market Development &
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LONDON - MARCH 30, 2021 11:21 AM (EDT)
AM Best has assigned a stable market segment outlook to the London market (re)insurance segment. Key supporting factors include upward premium rate momentum, which is expected to support better underlying performance, greater consistency and clarity of policy wordings and the ongoing modernisation of the market, which should reduce costs and make it easier to place business.

A new Best’s Market Segment Report, “Market Segment Outlook: London Market (Re)Insurance”, suggests that London market (re)insurers will continue to respond appropriately to market headwinds such as the impact of social inflation on casualty claims, elevated levels of uncertainty in respect to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing climate trends.

Nonetheless, should rate increases fail to keep pace with claims inflation, catastrophe experience fall materially outside of current expectations, or if the pandemic more profoundly affects this segment, then AM Best may revise its outlook.

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