Share buybacks bolster reinsurer RoE but expenses expose weaknesses

willis analysis capital returned through share buybacks

Reinsurers remained an attractive prospect for investors in 2017 despite falling to an overall underwriting loss for the year amid a series of catastrophes. But look beyond the headline picture and there is cause for concern for shareholders as the industry leans ever more heavily on share buybacks to prop ...

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