soft market

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Noun1.soft market - a market in which more people want to sell than want to buy
market, marketplace, market place - the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"
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Prior Information Notice: Soft market testing exercise formation of an energy service company (esco).
Personal insurance rates have gone up by 2% so far this year, while commercial P&C rates have remained generally stagnant, indicating that the industry will have to continue preparing for a soft market.
At the 75th percentile level, the very high retentions ($1 million and $2 million) still look to be the best choices, being immaterially higher in the soft market and lower in the expected and hard markets.
Most industry analysts are predicting that the sheer volume and cost of 2011's cats will finally reverse the seemingly endless soft market.
But program administrators continue to be plagued by the soft market, which shows little sign of any hardening.
In fact, the market is so well capitalized that catastrophe losses would have to total more than $50 billion to spur a dramatic change in soft market conditions, according to a "State of the Market" report by NAPCO LLC, a wholesale broker specializing in catastrophe property coverage.
We expected to see the soft market continue into 2008," said John R.
Starting early is especially important in a soft market as insurers introduce new policies and/or change terms and conditions to compete for your business.
Escalating energy costs, a rising Canadian dollar and a soft market is being blamed for the layoffs at the 380-person company.
In August 2004, FTI's growing business enabled Hrobsky to take advantage of a soft market and secure 93,000 s/f of contiguous space at 3 Times Square--one of the last significant second generation spaces since DoubleClick's 300,000 s/f at 450 W.
He speculated that the soft market might be a result, in part, of ``titles that have not been as exciting as possible.
DENVER -- Valen Technologies, the turnkey predictive analytics experts for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry, has joined forces with Fiserv Insurance and TowerGroup to offer the insurance industry a webinar titled: Soft Market Underwriting Analytics: Help When History Repeats Itself.