From the December-January 2011 issue of Treasury & Risk magazine

Insurance Market Still Soft

Commercial premiums have been declining for six years, and given that the U.S. economy is still sluggish and the insurance industry still has abundant capital, rates are expected to remain under pressure this year.

"Buyers are going to continue to benefit from a very competitive marketplace," says David Bradford, executive vice president and editor-in-chief at Advisen, which provides data and analytics for the insurance industry.

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