APCIA – Dallas

Dallas takeaways: the big capacity question


If property cat dominated conversations at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous a few weeks ago, then there was a palpable sense of fear in the market about the availability of capacity as the US P&C sector gathered in Dallas, Texas for the APCIA annual meeting this week.

1.1 retro renewals

Ian impact on ILS funds threatens retro availability at 1.1


Escalating early industry loss estimates for Hurricane Ian are leading to concerns about another major collateral lock-up for ILS funds that had been facing a dim fundraising environment even before the storm struck, raising serious questions over the availability of retro capacity from the sector at 1 January.


Further cat bond issuance growth expected despite price hardening


Cat bond pricing hardened in the first half of 2022 as investors required higher compensation for the capital they provided to sponsors, but observers say demand should remain strong given the reduced traditional reinsurance capacity.

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