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Fitch sees reinsurance sector outlook improving in 2022

September 7, 2021

Analysts at Fitch Ratings are forecasting significant improvements in reinsurers’ financial performances next year due to higher prices in a hardening market, a strong rebound in economic activity and lower pandemic-related losses.

The rating agency says these positive factors should outweigh the negative effects of declining investment returns, increasing natural catastrophe claims due to climate change, and a temporary pick-up in inflation.

Accordingly, Fitch expects to affirm most reinsurers’ ratings in 2021 and into 2022.

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