Comparatively light catastrophe activity since the beginning of 2012 has strengthened balance sheets for reinsurers, increased already plentiful capacity and moderated pricing trends, according to a briefing from Guy Carpenter, a provider of risk and reinsurance intermediary services.

“The reinsurance sector continues to function normally, and, in the absence of a significant catastrophe loss burden, the improving capital position is likely to contain any attempt at price increases throughout the year,” said David Flandro, global head of business intelligence for Guy Carpenter. 

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