Webinar: Rate Trends and Cycles — The Outlook for Insurers and Reinsurers

There are a wide range of key factors that influence rates in 2020, from catastrophe experience and climate change to the economic conditions and the various impacts of COVID-19.

Poor catastrophe experience and heavy losses arising from COVID-19 for both insurers and reinsurers have been exacerbated by the adverse economic environment. This has put upward pressure on premium rates for many classes.

Conversely, there has been downward pressure on rates for some classes who have experienced lower claims under COVID-19.

This presentation will identify the key drivers influencing premium rates for both direct insurers and reinsurers. Taylor Fry Principal, Kevin Gomes will join us to discuss recent analysis of rate trends and cycles as well as the outlook for rates across a variety of classes of business.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the current key factors influencing rates
  • Discuss the causes of loss for both insurers and reinsurers
  • Explain the impact of losses on premium rates for different classes


Registrations for this webinar are now closed. Visit ANZIIF webinars to find out what's coming up.

For further information about this professional development program, please contact Rachel Magill, Team Leader - Events.


  • Kevin Gomes

    Taylor Fry

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    Kevin Gomes

    Taylor Fry

    Kevin has more than 25 years' experience in general insurance across actuarial and strategic roles and is currently Appointed Actuary to six general insurers/reinsurers. He is also the principal actuarial advisor to a large Australian retailer in self-insured liabilities for public liability risks, and principal actuary advising Professional Standards Council on limits of liability for professional indemnity claims.

    Kevin specialises in reserving, pricing, capital management, reinsurance strategy, investment strategy, and business valuations. His line of business expertise includes motor, home, commercial property, professional indemnity, public liability, lenders mortgage, consumer credit and warranty insurance.

    Kevin was previously a member of the Actuaries Institute General Insurance Practice Committee (2007-2012) and is currently serving on an Insurance Council sub-committee focusing on resolving AASB17 implementation issues for Lenders Mortgage Insurers.

    Since 2011, Kevin has co-authored the JP Morgan/Taylor Fry General Insurance Barometer, a national survey of insurers and brokers, providing benchmark information for the industry. He also regularly presents at actuarial seminars in Australia and New Zealand.


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5 Aug 2020

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  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST*
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  • Member AUD: $35
    NZD: $37.50
    Non-Member AUD: $35
    NZD: $37.50

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