The Guy Carpenter Asia Pacific Rate-On-Line (ROL) Index rose in 2019; this was the first time in nearly a decade that the index did not decline. Price increases were not uniform across the region, but were targeted toward cedents or even specific layers that suffered losses. Consequently, following Typhoon Jebi, which occurred in September 2018, price increases were significant for Japanese typhoon buyers. Also, there were moderate increases for certain cedents in Australia, while prices remained broadly flat for other perils and geographies.
This is one of the many highlights found in the executive summary of Guy Carpenter’s new Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report.