Re/insurance & ILS a “bright light” in Bermuda’s economy: Wightman, PwC

Re/insurance & ILS a “bright light” in Bermuda’s economy: Wightman, PwC

The insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector has been a “brilliant light” in Bermudas economy, even through the difficult economic environment of the pandemic, according to Arthur Wightman, Territory leader, PwC Bermuda.Discussing the findings of PwCs latest Global CEO Survey, Wightman kept in mind the importance of the re/insurance and ILS sector to Bermuda and the reality it has actually been a durable factor to the country, in addition to having positive prospects ahead due to market hardening.
PwCs newest survey found that CEOs are a little more optimistic about the economy now than a year back, with 77%, forecasting the international economy will improve in 2022, while just 15% expect worsening conditions.
Reflecting the stage of the pandemic the world is at, self-confidence has significantly enhanced since 2020, when 53% of CEOs surveyed by PwC actually said the economic conditions would get worse.
Maybe significantly, CEO optimism about the worldwide economy decreased most in the US, down 18 indicate 70%, and was likewise down in Brazil (dropping seven points to 77%), China (down nine indicate 62%) and Germany (down four indicate 76%), which PwC recommends might be since inflation and supply chain constraints have actually become more of a problem.
Alternatively, optimism appears highest in India, with 94% of CEOs preparing for global growth in the coming year, up from 88% in 2021. Optimism is likewise rising among CEOs in Japan (plus 16 points to 83%, from 67% last year), and is decently greater in the UK (up 5 indicate 82%), PwC said.
Arthur Wightman commented, “The presidents who reacted to our 25th Annual Global CEO Survey show optimism about ongoing financial resilience, however they are likewise aware of prospective threats that might affect their organisations over the coming 12 months, consisting of macroeconomic volatility, cyber and health risks. CEOs in monetary services, in specific, are concerned about cyber risks.
” While dangers such as climate modification and social inequality are even more down the list, it is important not to lose focus on these more long-term problems as they will define what sort of world we reside in and hand down to the next generation. Environmental, financial and social pressures are converging and todays leaders should resolve a new equation.”
Interestingly, re/insurers are among the most positive market groups of CEOs, according to PwCs study, with 63% extremely positive about development potential customers for their business.
” Optimism in the insurance coverage industry shows much better expected financial performance from continued rate solidifying and global economic healing,” Wightman described.
Adding that, “The insurance and reinsurance sectors resilience has been an intense light in Bermudas economy.
” The continuing difficult market and financier hunger for reinsurance is supporting further capital inflows in 2022. The life reinsurance, slaves, ILS and legacy sectors are all showing buoyancy.”
However, Wightman also noted that Bermuda “needs more economic diversity to better weather condition such shocks in the future”, referring to the pandemic and how it has impacted the countries tourism sector.
Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC discussed the study results, “While the continuous pandemic and emergence of brand-new variations cast a shadow for many years, the high level of CEO optimism we found speaks with the strength and resilience of the worldwide economy and the ability of CEOs to manage through unpredictability. There is nothing “typical” about the world we are operating in, however we are getting utilized to it. We are seeing distinctions in confidence amongst countries, and there is no scarcity of difficulties to navigate, however it is motivating that CEOs we talked with on the entire feel favorable about 2022.
” Through 25 years of the Global CEO Survey, weve seen CEOs take on obstacles from the bursting of the dot-com bubble to the global monetary crisis. Today, new difficulties with the worldwide pandemic and climate change are checking CEOs like never previously.
As we described earlier this week, the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) has actually reported record ILS and disaster bond listings on the exchange at the end of 2021, a clear example of the “brilliant light” of ILS bringing business opportunities to the island.

Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC commented on the study results, “While the ongoing pandemic and introduction of new variants cast a shadow over the year, the high level of CEO optimism we discovered speaks to the strength and strength of the worldwide economy and the ability of CEOs to manage through unpredictability.” Through 25 years of the Global CEO Survey, weve seen CEOs deal with obstacles from the bursting of the dot-com bubble to the worldwide monetary crisis. Today, new challenges with the international pandemic and environment change are evaluating CEOs like never ever in the past. Looking ahead, while there will definitely be unforeseeable scenarios and obstacles over the next 25 years, we believe business developed on a strong foundation of trust will be fortified and their CEOs best positioned to provide continual results that contribute to long-term success.”

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