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Fidelis renews quota share with Berkshire Hathaway

25th October 2021 - Author: Charlie Wood

Bermuda-based holding company Fidelis has renewed its 20% whole account quota share with Berkshire Hathaway for 2022.

Richard Brindle, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Fidelis said the deal will enable the company to continue supplying significant capacity to clients.

“I continue to believe that there is considerable need for lead markets with significant capacity across a range of specialty, bespoke and reinsurance lines,” said Brindle.

“Nonetheless, further changes to product structures and pricing are required, especially in the catastrophe exposed property lines to reflect the real impacts of climate change and exposure growth.

“For everyone who is calling a hard market I have one question: where are the hard market profits? We need to price and structure our products to make a profit for our shareholders, and at present the industry is not even covering the cost of capital.

“Fidelis will continue to supply significant capacity to clients, but all our business lines must be rated to make a sustainable profit,” he added.

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