Blogger Archives: Pamela Ferrandino

Pamela Ferrandino

Pam has been with Willis since 2004 and is Executive Vice President, National Practice Leader for Casualty, Placement, based in New York. As part of our national placement team, she works with our casualty placement teams, client advocates, and insurers to ensure Willis delivers the best casualty solutions for our clients.

US Auto Liability Market Trends – Q3 2014

Auto Liability Middle Market Market Trends: Q3 2014

Primary auto rate increases are averaging +2.0% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +2.7% last quarter and +3.9% a year ago. Continue reading →

US Workers Compensation Market Trends – Q3 2014

Workers Compensation Market Trends: Q3 2014

The average reported rate increase for Workers’ Compensation is approximately +2.7% on a countrywide basis, down about 3.6 percentage points compared to the average rate increase of +6.3% from our September 2013 report. Continue reading →

US Umbrella and Excess Market Trends – Q3 2014

Umbrella Liability Middle Market Trends: Q3-2014

Flat renewal and rate reductions were common again in the umbrella marketplace. As was the case last quarter, the average umbrella rate change was +0.8% compared with +3.8% a year ago. Savvy underwriters were at the table in advance of … Continue reading →

US Casualty Market Trends – Q3 2014

Casualty Market Trends: Q3-2014

Who doesn’t want to turn the clock back? Return to some better time and place from the past? Those who live at least part of their life in the casualty marketplace have a modest opportunity to do just that these … Continue reading →

US General Liability Market Trends – Q3 2014

General LIability Market Trends: Q3-2014

Countrywide, average primary general liability rate increases are at +1.6%, unchanged from last quarter’s +1.6% but down from +4.0% last September. Average rates for national accounts dropped to +0.5% from about +2.7% in December 2013. Average rate increases are down … Continue reading →

Casualty Marketplace is a Buyer’s Market; Take the Money and Sit – at the Negotiating Table

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Moderating rate pressure continues in the casualty marketplace in North America, and we are counseling risk managers not to take the money and run but to sit down with their carriers and consider several ways to take advantage of what … Continue reading →

U.S. Casualty Market Trends: Q1 2014

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Our auto and general liability rate trends for Q1 are bringing us back to the ‘90s—at least for those who remember the TV show Twin Peaks. We’re seeing twin peaks in our statistical analysis graphs, meaning there are two distinct … Continue reading →

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Primary auto rate increases are averaging +2.7% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +3.3% last quarter and +3.9% for the previous quarter and +4.4% a year ago. Continue reading →

Umbrella and Excess Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Umbrella Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Flat renewal and rate reductions were visible again in the umbrella marketplace. The average umbrella rate change was +2.1% compared with +2.8% last quarter and +4.3% a year ago. Continue reading →

General Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

General Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Countrywide average primary general liability rate increases are at +2.5%, down from last quarter’s +3.2% and +4.4% last March. Average rates for national accounts dropped to +1.3% to +1.6% from about +3.0% in December 2013. Average rate increases are down … Continue reading →