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Reinsurers need to balance gross exposure and use of retro cover

Posted On: Sep. 22, 2022 10:00 AM CST

U.S.-based S&P Global Ratings Inc. said that major reinsurers need to find an optimal balance between their gross exposure and use of retrocession cover if they cope with the retro market hardening amid high losses, Artemis reported. Reinsurers are increasing their natural catastrophe budgets as retro covers become expensive; however, they are likely to exhaust their entire catastrophe budgets this year which would trigger their retrocession arrangements.