Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Cycle Management

Financial Week published a great article (here) about the soft market and declining commercial insurance prices, citing research by Advisen and the RIMS Benchmark Survey and a quote from Dave Bradford, Advisen's Chief Knowledge Officer.

The article is written with buyers of insurance in mind and is a thoughtful explanation of the forces at play that are driving lower pricing namely the lack of losses such as storms and other catastrophers as well increased competition to take a slice of the profits that the insurance industry has generated each of the past 2 years.

I noted that Aon has responded (here) to Advisen's research on D&O rates for banks and other financial institutions impacted by the subprime crisis.

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