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Reinsurance capital hits $595bn mark as alternative flow slows: Aon Benfield

6 January 2017

The glut of capital which has continued to support the reinsurance market in the ongoing low interest rate environment increased by 5.3 percent to $595bn through the first nine months of 2016, according to the latest analysis by Aon Benfield.

The figure contrasts with a 2 percent decline recorded in 2015.

Breaking the total down, traditional capital increased by 4.7 percent during the nine-month period to $517bn, largely driven by solid earnings and unrealised gains on bond portfolios.

However, so-called...

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