May 21st, 2012

Chart: Reinsurance Valuations at a Long-Term Low

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

The challenging macroeconomic environment of subdued growth and low interest rates meant the reinsurance sector ended 2011 trading near 20-year lows. As the chart below illustrates, the average price to book ratio for the sector of 0.893 is just greater than one and a half standard deviations down from the 20-year average of 1.32.

4_Historical Global P&C Reinsurer Valuation

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