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Bermudian ex-cat underwriting margin erosion lingers in Q4

20 February 2018

Underlying results at Bermuda-based (re)insurers worsened in the fourth quarter of 2017, as the group's accident-year ex-cat loss ratio deteriorated year on yearRead more

Bermudians write a quarter more business in Q4

20 February 2018

The six listed Bermudian (re)insurers all reported higher premium growth in the fourth quarter of 2017, as their top lines were bolstered by a combination of M&A, reinstatement premiums, back-up covers and positive rate momentumRead more

Bermudians see 18 months of profits cancelled out

20 February 2018

Although Q4 was another messy and loss-hit quarter for Bermudian carriers, when looking at the group's results it is perhaps more important to step back and observe the full-year and longer-term trendsRead more

Political risk capacity grows 30% in 3 years: BPL

20 February 2018

Global credit and political risk insurance capacity has increased by nearly a third since 2015, with the market increasingly willing to take on financial risks without trade collateralRead more

P&I clubs using equities to ‘hide' underwriting results

20 February 2018

Protection and indemnity club leaders canvassed by The Insurance Insider have raised concerns that double-digit year-to-date returns from equity investments are allowing clubs to hide imprudent underwritingRead more

Positive rate momentum at 1.1 but capacity glut continues

13 February 2018

US property claims from third quarter catastrophes and the sudden change in the UK's personal injury discount rate helped to nudge up reinsurance rates at the 1 January renewalsRead more

P&C stocks move with global markets in recent sell-off

13 February 2018

P&C (re)insurance stocks moved in line with wider market indices during the equity sell-off over the past fortnight, despite the fact non-life names are often viewed as safe-haven investments that protect against market volatilityRead more

AIG: Another terrible year – can 2018 be better?

13 February 2018

Last week, AIG reported Q4 operating earnings per share of $0.57, versus Wall Street's consensus estimate of $0.75Read more

Reinsurance brokers boosted by back-ups and reinstatements

6 February 2018

Reinstatement premiums and increased demand for back-up covers in the aftermath of last year's North Atlantic hurricanes boosted reinsurance brokers' organic revenues in the fourth quarterRead more

Consensus Q4 beats greeted with share price rises

6 February 2018

Early reporters within The Insurance Insider's coverage universe have so far mostly beaten consensus estimates for the fourth quarter, with share prices rising in reaction to the winsRead more

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