Tuesday, 20 May 2008

D&O Premium Correction, When not If

Further to my recent posts about the coming change in D&O premium rates (see here), another wholesale broker in London and Advisen client gave some specifics about REIT D&O policies being non-renewed (again, non-renewals are rare) and also suggested an interesting angle about coverage terms.

With D&O underwriters only now issuing new forms in response to the subprime crisis, by the time premiums correct these forms will still be in use meaning that premiums will go up and coverage terms stay broad.

When will premiums correct? His forecast is that general or commercial D&O rates will shift to a hard market in Q2 or Q3 of 2009.

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