The surge in inflation influenced much of 2022, resulting in a tightening of monetary policy - and in turn - capital market volatility and a depreciation of currencies in some emerging markets, according to a recent report by Malaysian Re.
Malaysian Reinsurance remains focused on gradually expanding its overseas business while reducing dependence on local business for growth, says Fitch Ratings. The share of overseas business grew to 52% of gross premiums in the financial year ended 31 March 2023 [FY2023] (FY2022: 48%), overtaking the domestic share for the first time.
African Reinsurance Corporation's performance in 2023 and prospectively is expected to be in line with the trend in recent years, supported by strict underwriting, though adverse foreign currency movements are expected to weigh negatively on overall earnings, says AM Best.
The market segment outlook for the global reinsurance segment remains 'Stable', says AM Best, citing substantial rate improvement, primarily in property lines, with higher average attachment points expected to result in widening profit margins.
The 15th China Rendezvous marked its notable return after a three-year hiatus when it was held in Beijing on 1 December. This year's theme, "Embracing the New Era of Excellence -- The Future Map for Insurance", highlights the potential of China's insurance industry, the world's second-largest insurance market.
Swiss Re has announced new IFRS targets, including a net income of more than $3.6bn for 2024 and a multi-year ROE of more than 14%.
Oman Re, the sole reinsurer in the Sultanate of Oman, says that it recorded a 35% surge in net profit after tax, reaching OMR1.8m ($4.7m) as opposed to OMR1.3m during the first nine months of 2022.
This year's Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC) showed how critical informed discussion is in advancing the role of reinsurance as an enabler of a sustainable future for mankind. This can be considered to be the direct result of the years of extensive curation and endeavour that the Singapore Reinsurers' Association (SRA) - and in particular its chair Marc Haushofer and outgoing executive director Jeffrey Yeo - put into making the SIRC a preeminent reinsurance event globally.
Nairobi-headquartered East Africa Reinsurance Company (EARe) has expanded its operations by establishing a subsidiary in Tanzania, called East Africa Reinsurance (Tanzania) Company.
Tugu Reasuransi Indonesia's (Tugure) GPW growth slowed to 3% year on year in the first nine months of this year (9M23), compared with 24% growth in 2022, as it aimed to improve its underwriting result rather than focus on the top-line, notes Fitch Ratings Indonesia (Fitch).