The Insurance Europe Reinsurance Advisory Board (RAB) has published a comprehensive report on the importance of an open global reinsurance market. Entitled ‘The Power of Reinsurance: Supporting the resilience of societies through an open and well-regulated reinsurance market’, the report explains how key aspects of the reinsurance business model, particularly global diversification, allows the industry to contribute to narrowing insurance protection gaps, promoting innovation, supporting adaptation against the growing dangers of climate change, and improving financial resilience.
The report notes, ‘Against a backdrop of significantly increasing losses from catastrophes worldwide — a consequence of economic development, climate change and globalised production and distribution chains — the efficient pooling of risks across borders is now more important than ever’. It sets out recommendations on how to tackle market access barriers and how to support a healthy competitive industry that can continue to play a pivotal role in protecting insurers and, fundamentally, help maximise insurance coverage worldwide.
The report’s recommendations for reinsurance trade and regulatory policies: