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Insured catastrophe losses running 18% above average

Posted On: Dec. 17, 2020 9:48 AM CST


Analysts at U.K.-based investment banking firm Jefferies International Ltd. said that global insured losses from catastrophes and severe weather are approximately 18% higher than the long-term average to $80 billion so far in 2020, Artemis reported. So far, the insured and reinsured losses are roughly 8% above the 10-year average, driven by the frequency of severe weather and catastrophic events.

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