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February 13th, 2012

January 2012 Reinsurance Renewal: Asia Pacific Casualty

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

The general casualty business in the Asia Pacific region continues to develop in a highly competitive environment. The significant competition among local, regional and global players in the primary market led to insurance rate declines between 5 percent and 10 percent in 2011. The region is expected to remain competitive in 2012.

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February 13th, 2012

January 2012 Reinsurance Renewal: U.S. Professional Liability

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Directors & Officers

D&O reinsurance rates were flat slightly at the January 1, 2012, renewal, despite small rate increases on some primary and lower excess insurance layers in recent months. Pricing was more competitive on higher excess insurance layers and is down approximately 10 percent year over year. For 2012 modest price increases in primary and first excess insurance layers are likely, especially in light of rate changes over the past few months. Rate decreases on excess insurance layers will be smaller, resulting in a net flattening. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to follow the same trajectory.

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February 10th, 2012

January 2012 Reinsurance Renewal: European Professional Lines

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jan2012cover_gcci2Professional indemnity insurance original pricing remains stable, with occasional rate increases where premiums have been maintained on a reduced fee income or on those accounts impacted by adverse loss experience.

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January 31st, 2012

January 2012 Reinsurance Renewal, Latin America: Argentina and Brazil

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Argentina

Regulatory changes feature profoundly in the reinsurance market in Argentina. As of September 2011, all reinsurance, effectively, must be ceded to “local” reinsurers. As a result, all treaties and most facultative covers with inception dates between September 2011 and December 2011 were canceled and rewritten to expire on June 30, 2011. Terms and conditions were maintained in this process and adjusted upward when there were adverse results.

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November 17th, 2011

Conclusion: Recent Legislative and Judicial Developments in Continental Europe Affecting the Casualty Insurance Industry, Fall 2011

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A broad diversity of topics is investigated in our latest update:

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November 14th, 2011

Continental European Legislative and Judicial Trends: Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance: The Emerging Market in Poland

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

David Lewin, Managing Director

Introduction

Directors and officers (D&O) insurance has grown steadily in popularity since it was introduced in Poland 15 years ago. Accompanied by a rise in risk-aware corporate leadership, D&O insurance has evolved from an unknown product in the mid-1990s to a near necessity during periods of economic instability.

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May 31st, 2010

Continental European Legislative and Judicial Trends: Dutch Insolvency Law and Directors & Officers Liability

Posted at 2:00 AM ET

2010_legislative_thumb-22David Lewin, Managing Director
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The worldwide economic downturn has had a huge effect on the Dutch economy. Many companies in the Netherlands face the risk of bankruptcy. In 2009 almost 11,000 enterprises were declared bankrupt, an increase of more than 51 percent compared with 2008. A similar number of companies are expected to enter bankruptcy in 2010. An even greater number of companies will be affected as they become entwined with the insolvencies of their contractual counterparties.

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