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Lack of retrocession capacity could hit small reinsurers

Declining investment

U.S.-based reinsurance broker Willis Re Inc., said that the insurance-linked securities sector' pull-back from retrocession and collateralized reinsurance during recent renewals is likely to hamper the business model of small and medium-sized reinsurers, reports. Retrocession rates increased up to 35% for loss affected accounts at the June and July renewals, Willis Re added.

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