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Idiosyncratic investors digest Q3 results

5 December 2017

While the P&C sector was a sea of red in the third quarter, some carriers performed better than others against the expectation of analysts - although investor reaction remained mutedRead more


Q3 wrap: investment yields and losses

5 December 2017

Investment returns remained subdued year-on-year for the vast majority of the companies in our analysis, ranging from 1.7 percent to 6.5 percent for the third quarterRead more


Q3 wrap: reserve contributions and expenses

5 December 2017

Weaker favourable prior-year development was again a feature in the third quarter results for most carriers in our analysisRead more


Underlying margins remain pressured in Q3

5 December 2017

Underwriters continued to suffer the effects of years of soft rates in the third quarter, with underlying margins from the liability side of the balance sheet again being squeezed for most of the P&C (re)insurers in our analysisRead more


Q3 cats belie expense progress amid loss inflation

5 December 2017

The third quarter catastrophes are estimated to have generated around $100bn in insured losses - still the most widely circulated claims tally despite recent market scepticism, with only around a third of that sum having been publicly disclosed to dateRead more


Q3 wrap: cats dominate while underlying picture worsens

5 December 2017

P&C (re)insurance companies suffered perhaps the heaviest ever cat quarter on record in the three months to 30 September 2017, as the active hurricane season along with two earthquakes in Mexico generated billions of dollars of claimsRead more


Swiss Re the lead reinsurer for top California P&C carriers

29 November 2017

Swiss Re has emerged as the largest reinsurer for the biggest Californian primary P&C writers, with nearly $2.0bn of premiums assumed in 2016 and reinsurance relationships with seven out of the top 10 regional insurers, analysis from The Insurance Insider showsRead more


Guarantee’s Mariano beset by financial claims

28 November 2017

Guarantee Insurance controlling shareholder and former Patriot National CEO Steven Mariano received transfers from Guarantee for no clear business purpose, weakening the carrier's financial position, a Florida accountant has allegedRead more


International PI market calls time on decade of softening

28 November 2017

Rising claims severity and more than a decade of compounding rate reductions have led carriers in the international professional indemnity (PI) market to reassess their involvement in the class and demand price increases at renewalRead more


Syndicate losses flag elevated Lloyd’s HIM exposure

22 November 2017

As the industry continues its search for the missing pieces of the Q3 cat loss puzzle, recent syndicate loss projections may point to Lloyd's as a potential source of some of the absent claimsRead more


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