June 1st, 2009

Chart: 2008 Florida Reinsurance Capacity Distribution

Posted at 12:41 AM ET

08-traditional-capacity-distHistorically, Florida domestic companies have needed available capacity of USD20 billion to USD25 billion. More than half comes from Bermuda, with 18 percent from the United Kingdom, 10 percent from hedge funds, and 19 percent from other capital sources. This year, traditional capacity fell approximately 10 percent, and hedge fund-supplied capacity dropped by approximately a third. There was less capital than usual in the marketplace, causing many to worry that supply would not meet demand.

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