Reinsurance: Global Industry, Local Markets Sep 04

  • ID: 2091689
  • September 2004
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors
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  • ACE Ltd.
  • Arch Capital Group Ltd.
  • Everest Reinsurance Co.
  • LaSalle Re Holdings Ltd.
  • National Indemnity Co.
  • SCOR Switzerland AG
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Reinsurance is a global industry, with most of the top 40 groups writing risks across a range of geographies. This is unsurprising given that a fundamental principle of reinsurer risk management is to maintain a diverse portfolio of risks. Despite being a global business, however, the performance of reinsurers in the various regions varies significantly. Consequently, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services continues to focus on analyzing local markets to understand how local risk characteristics may affect the smaller regional players. In addition, the past few years have seen a number of global reinsurers withdraw from regions where they no longer believe that the benefits of additional diversity outweigh the costs of operating in the area. The analysis of local conditions...

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- General Re Corp.
- General Reinsurance Corp.
- Hannover Rueck SE
- Clearwater Insurance Co.
- Everest Reinsurance Co.
- Swiss Re Frankona Rueckversicherungs Aktiengesellschaft
- Swiss Reinsurance America Corp.
- Swiss Reinsurance Co. Ltd.
- European Reinsurance Co. of Zurich
- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
- Aioi Insurance Co. Ltd.
- Munich Reins America Inc.
- Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.
- Odyssey Reinsurance Co.
- ACE Ltd.
- National Indemnity Co.
- AXA Corporate Solutions Reinsurance Co.
- Lloyd's
- Allianz SE
- Gerling Global Re Corp. of America
- Westport Insurance Corp.
- Munich Reinsurance Co.
- XLIT Ltd.
- Munich Re America Corp.
- Trenwick America Reinsurance Corp.
- QBE Reinsurance Corp.
- American Alternative Insurance Corp.
- Berkley Insurance Co.
- PMA Capital Insurance Co.
- Fair American Insurance and Reinsurance Co.
- Partner Reinsurance Co. of U.S.
- Transatlantic Reinsurance Co.
- Swiss Re Germany AG
- Swiss Re Mexico S.A.
- SCOR Reinsurance Asia-Pacific
- Munich Reinsurance Co. of Australasia Ltd.
- Swiss Re Australia Ltd.
- Partner Reinsurance Co. Ltd.
- LaSalle Re Holdings Ltd.
- AachenMuenchener Versicherung AG
- African Reinsurance Corp.
- Arab Reinsurance Co.
- Central Reinsurance Corp.
- Taiping Reinsurance Co. Ltd.
- Egyptian Reinsurance Co.
- Koelnische Rueckversicherung Gesellschaft AG, Niederlassung Wien
- Korean Reinsurance Co.
- Kuwait Reinsurance Co. K.S.C.
- Reaseguradora Patria S.A.B.
- Societe Centrale de Reassurance
- Societe Tunisienne de Reassurance
- Thai Reinsurance Public Co. Ltd.
- Toa Reinsurance Co.
- Trust International Insurance & Reinsurance Co. B.S.C.(c)
- XL Re Ltd.
- RenaissanceRe Specialty Risks Ltd
- IRB-Brasil Resseguros S.A.
- Swiss Re Life & Health Australia Ltd.
- Munich Reinsurance Co. of Africa Ltd.
- Princeton Excess & Surplus Lines Insurance Co.
- XL Re Europe SA
- Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda) Ltd.
- SCOR Switzerland AG
- Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd.
- Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd.
- AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd.
- Istmo Mexico Compania de Reaseguros S.A. de C.V.
- Hannover Reinsurance Africa Ltd.
- Arch Capital Group Ltd.
- Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.
- Flagstone Alliance Insurance & Reinsurance PLC
- Arab Insurance Group (B.S.C.)
- Commercial Risk Reinsurance Co. Ltd.
- Commercial Risk Re-Insurance Co.

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