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Best's Market Segment Report: P&I Clubs Improve Underwriting Results but Further General Increases Needed to Keep Up With Inflation


Jose Berenguer
Associate Director, Analytics
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Mathilde Jakobsen
Senior Director, Analytics
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Richard Banks
Director, Industry Research – EMEA
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Edem Kuenyehia
Director, Market Development &
Communications – EMEA & AP
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LONDON - FEBRUARY 12, 2024 07:55 AM (EST)
 Despite a relatively benign year for pool claims in 2023, Protection and Indemnity (P&I) clubs will seek further price improvements at the February 2024 renewal, to keep up with claims inflation, according to a new report from AM Best.

The Best’s Market Segment Report, “P&I Clubs: Improving Underwriting Results but Further General Increases Needed to Keep Up With Inflation,” notes the general increases announced by P&I Clubs for 2024 are slightly below those of the previous year (when some of the clubs applied increases up to 10%). AM Best considers the level of general increases necessary for clubs to maintain breakeven underwriting results in the face of inflationary economic conditions and the potential for a worse pool year to emerge in the future.

AM Best’s report also notes that the International Group of P&I Clubs renewed its reinsurance programme at a lower price and without wholesale cyber and pandemic exclusions being imposed by its reinsurers.

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