This PowerPoint report, presented by Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute, before the National Captives Owners’ Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada, provides a discussion of factors that will impact the U.S. economy, business owners and the property/casualty (P/C) industries. The report notes that demand for insurance continues to be impacted by sluggish economic conditions, but the benefits of even slow growth will compound and gradually benefit the economy broadly and will expand insurer exposure base across most lines. The presentation includes a section that provide an analysis of key economic sectors, including construction, manufacturing. Other sections focus on interest rates, credit markets and federal reserve policy; labor markets; economic factors impacting growth, with regional and byline analyses; catastrophe loss trends; P/C performance by key line; and investments, characterized by persistently low interest rates.
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