Market valuations of wholesale insurers and reinsurers shift upwards

With many of the Bermudian, European and US wholesale insurers hitting 52 week highs last week, there is a definite shift in sentiment about the sector. It remains to be seen whether the shift is simply part of the overall market rally or a more structural shift in the markets view of the previously historic low tangible book multiples. A wide sample of firms in the reinsurance and wholesale insurance sectors are included in the graph below.

Wholesale Insurer & Reinsurer Valuations

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