Central banks have hiked their base rates in response to inflation. For insurers, both sides of their balance sheet have been left exposed to risks, impacting profitability as the cost of claims increase and the value of investments fall. While geopolitical tensions and inflationary pressures continue to pose a threat to the global economic landscape, how can insurers mitigate the risk of inflation-driven exposures?
The CEO of Lockton Re Bermuda sees a healthy market leading in to 2023 created through clear communication channels, disciplined underwriting, well prepared clients, enhanced broker options and a consistent step change to the rating environment across the primary and retro markets.
As the dust settles on a hectic 1/1 renewal season, the Bermuda market is catching its breath and looking forward to 2023. On a trip to Bermuda earlier this month, a number of senior leaders told Insider Engage that the renewals were chaotic and underwriters were very busy the week between Christmas and New Year’s, as rates, terms and conditions hardened dramatically.