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Mixed 2018 outlook for domestic P&C industry, reports KBW

22nd May 2018

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) has updated its 2018 Property and Casualty (P&C) industry earnings model, concluding that the outlook for the sector is mixed, with improved ratios and investment yields offset by earned premiums and catastrophe losses that were worse than previously projected. KBW’s revised industry model, which factors in ... Read the full article

P&C surplus continued to grow in 2017 despite drop in net income

17th May 2018

Industry surplus grew $51.7 billion to an all-time high of $752.5 billion for U.S Property and Casualty (P&C) re/insurers in 2017 despite a 15.8% drop in net income, according to ISO, a Verisk business, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Net investment income, which increased from $46.6 billion ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln’s syndicate losses continue at latest forecast

17th May 2018

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has released the results for its three non-aligned Lloyd’s of London Syndicates and updated its 2017 year of account forecasts, revealing that losses are expected to continue in response to the costly catastrophe events experienced in late 2017. TMK’s Syndicates 510 and 557 both showed slight improvements ... Read the full article

Poor 2017 results suggest Lloyd’s syndicates under strain: RBC

14th May 2018

RBC Capital Markets has reported that Lloyd's syndicates are under considerable strain, having posted aggregate combined ratios of 114% in 2017, with the worst return on capital since 2001. RBC analysed 95 Lloyd's syndicate reports from 2017, finding that just 16% of syndicates by number, or 9% of syndicates by premium, ... Read the full article

Commercial P&C premium prices continue to rise at Q1: CIAB

14th May 2018

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) has reported that average premium prices across almost all lines have continued to see improvements in pricing after three years of soft market conditions, with increases of 1.7% recorded across all lines of business, compared to 0.3% in Q4 2017. However, CIAB also ... Read the full article

Beazley’s Q1 gross premiums grow 10% amid strong rate increases

11th May 2018

Beazley has reported that its gross premiums written increased by 10% to $631 million at the end of first-quarter 2018, as premium rates increased by 3% on its renewal business. The specialist insurer's reinsurance division saw a particularly strong underwriting performance, with rates increasing 7% across the portfolio and premiums also ... Read the full article

Positive 2017 market results for U.S Individual Disability, reports Gen Re

10th May 2018

Gen Re has reported overall positive 2017 results trends for the U.S Individual Disability market, with total in-force premium up 2.3% on average, and total sales premiums increasing by 9.1%. The company’s annual U.S. Individual Disability Market Survey looks at results from 15 participating companies and offers insight and analysis on ... Read the full article

Solvency ratios for Chinese re/insurers remain strong at 200%: Moody’s

10th May 2018

Moody’s Investors Service has reported that the Chinese re/insurance sector continues to be well capitalised relative to risks taken, with most property and casualty (P&C) and life re/insurers maintaining comprehensive solvency ratios above 200% at the end of 2017. Results were found to vary considerably across segments, but in all cases ... Read the full article

U.S D&O liability underwriting results lowest in seven years: Fitch

4th May 2018

Fitch Ratings has reported that U.S Director and Officers (D&O) liability re/insurance underwriting results for 2017 fell to their worst level since 2011. D&O has historically been a more volatile product line than many other Property and Casualty (P&C) products, and claims risk in private and non-profit organisations has expanded in ... Read the full article

M&A activity is driving reinsurance demand, says Everest Re CEO

30th April 2018

Dominic Adesso, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Everest Re, has said that the company has experienced an increase in demand for reinsurance from larger primary insurers, driven by increased mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the sector. Everest Re has also seen cedants increasingly turn to reinsurance solutions to ... Read the full article

European reinsurers’ Q1 results expected to normalise: Deutsche Bank

20th April 2018

Deutsche Bank has reported that European reinsurance results for the first quarter of 2018 are expected to return to normal after a challenging 2017, with technical profits anticipated to be up due to the absence of severe natural catastrophe claims. Q1 reports should reflect a solid earnings season, although results have ... Read the full article

Talanx’s financial results remain robust in spite of heavy 2017 losses

19th March 2018

Despite heavy catastrophe losses in 2017 Hannover Re's parent company Talanx's financial results show the re/insurance giant remains well-placed to ride out the industry's cyclical low points reporting an overall 6.3% gross written premiums increase, solid return on investment and continued dividends' growth. Group net income for 2017 was EUR 672 ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s volumes up, but profits continue to shrink in first-half 2017

28th September 2017

The Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance market reported first-half 2017 profit of £1.22 billion ($1.58 billion) this morning, a decline on the prior year period. However the market also reported higher volumes of business, as new product lines start to help it to grow. Profits at Lloyd's are down almost ... Read the full article