At a time when poor profits and struggling business take over the financial news outlets, Willis Re says that the majority of reinsurers reported relatively positive results, and some underwriting profit, despite poor investment returns in 2008, outperforming the wider financial services community. The reinsurance broking arm of Willis Group Holdings says the reinsurance market stands out as the only capital market operating smoothly, with buyers able to access large quantities of contingent capital.

A report titled “Conserving Capital,”—part of Willis Re’s “1st View” series—examines rate movements across numerous territories and product classes and includes detailed analysis from Willis Re’s product line experts.

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