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Market Conditions - 2018 D&O Market Stable Amid Adverse Claims Trends

As we look to forecast the state of the D&O marketplace in 2018, a close examination of 2017 events and trends is critical. The D&O market in 2017 was best described as a market in flux. The underlying tension in the D&O marketplace was palpable. The numbers of claims increased dramatically, but pricing remained competitive for many risks and flat for most.

Tag(s): Market Conditions; D&O; Management Liability;

Market Conditions - Real Estate

The environment for interest rates is all but confirmed for increases, and yet the cycle continues. Its durability doesn’t seem threatened by either a ready supply of equity or debt or even the possibility of oversupply. We have been noticing of late that ‘sectors’ are getting a deeper review by the insurance underwriters. Whereas in the past, the good results for insurance companies professional real estate risk was more uniform overall classes, we have seen that change more in the last 12 months. The ‘Amazon’ effect has put malls and strip shopping centers into a much greater focus and multifamily is also perceived to on its way to an oversupply issue. These two classes are seeing a higher level of scrutiny from the underwriting community.

Tag(s): Management Liability; Real Estate; Newsletter;