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Reinsurance capacity depresses prices and earnings; brokers report $45 billion in additional capacity, A.M. Best said.

INN Breaking News, August 23, 2013

Chris McMahon

Reinsurers have achieved reasonable returns on capital and compensated investors while increasing capacity despite catastrophes that have inflicted $190 billion in insured losses, according to Swiss Re’s Sigma, as quoted in “The Capital Challenge: Reinsurance Capacity Overshadows Market,” a special report from A.M. Best. Balance sheets have remained robus, though insured losses have dragged on earnings, according to the report.

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