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Names-backed syndicates’ profits set to rise for 2015 YoA

15 August 2017

The majority of Names-backed Lloyd's syndicates look set to report a profit for the 2015 year of account (YoA), with the group generating a simple average midpoint return on capacity of 6.0 percentRead more


Q2 returns grow at US specialty insurers

15 August 2017

The Insurance Insider's group of US specialty carriers reported higher returns in the second quarter compared to the same period of last year, propelled by wider underwriting marginsRead more


US specialty combined ratios improve in Q2

15 August 2017

The Insurance Insider's group of US specialty (re)insurers reported better second quarter underwriting results than in the prior-year period, as lower catastrophe losses and core loss ratios offset weaker reserve releases and an uptick in expense ratiosRead more


US specialty top line grows in Q2

15 August 2017

Gross written premiums (GWP) at US specialty carriers rose by 4.9 percent year-on-year to $6.1bn in the second quarter on a weighted average basis, amid a continued push for growth in a difficult market environmentRead more


Aon Benfield leads organic growth increase in Q2

8 August 2017

The reinsurance arms of the world's leading P&C brokers all posted positive organic growth numbers for the second quarter, while market headwinds caused insurance underlying growth to stutterRead more


Returns shrink at London carriers in H1

8 August 2017

London-based (re)insurers reported diminishing returns for the first half of the year, pressured by soft pricing conditions and narrow underwriting marginsRead more


London carriers’ combined ratios deteriorate in H1

8 August 2017

London-based carriers posted a worse underwriting result for the first half of the year, as lower contributions from reserve releases, elevated core loss ratios and higher expense ratios depressed marginsRead more


Top lines rise at London carriers in H1

8 August 2017

London carriers posted an 8.4 percent expansion in gross written premium (GWP) in the first half of the year as the group's combined top line reached $4.6bn, using five-year average exchange ratesRead more


Bermudians post healthy returns in low cat quarter

1 August 2017

Bermuda-based carriers generated high single-digit operating returns on equity (RoE) in the second quarter of the year as a benign level of cat losses allowed underwriting margins to widenRead more


Bermudian Q2 combined ratios benefit from lower cat losses

1 August 2017

The absence of major catastrophes allowed second quarter underwriting margins to improve in Bermuda from the previous year, when heavy cat losses severely dented resultsRead more


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