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XL Group Ltd. sees net income soar in 2017 Q2 over prior-year quarter, focus on executing strategy continues

July 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Both net income attributable to common shareholders and operating net income for Bermuda-based XL Group Ltd. skyrocketed in 2017 Q2 compared to 2016 Q2, with the former increasing six-fold to US$301.6 million. Specifically, net income attributable to common shareholders amounted

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Chubb reports P&C combined ratio of 88% for Q2 2017

July 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb Limited has reported a P&C combined ratio of 88% for the second quarter of 2017 ending June 30, down 3.2 points from 91.2% in the same quarter last year. Chubb released its financial results on Tuesday. The insurer reported

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Trisura licensed to sell insurance in the U.S.

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Trisura Group Ltd., a surety and commercial specialty insurer that was spun off this year from Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc., plans to begin writing insurance in the United States. In a July 12 press release, Trisura said it “has

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Allianz total revenues up 2.5% to 36.2 billion euros in Q1 2017

May 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Allianz Group has recorded total revenues of 36.2 billion euros in the first quarter of 2017, up 2.5% from 35.4 billion euros in the same quarter last year. All segments contributed to the increase, Allianz said in a press release

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Munich Re’s operating result up to 952 million euros in Q1 2017 from 726 million euros in Q1 2016

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re has reported an increased operating result for the first quarter of 2017, from 726 million euros in Q1 2016 to 952 million euros in the most recent quarter. The reinsurance field of business contributed 466 million euros to

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Munich Re operating result down in 2016 from 2015, new partnerships could answer changing client demands

March 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re is looking to set up partnerships that would previously not have been considered, the company reported this week in announcing the group operating result fell 16.5% to 4,025 million euros in 2016 compared to 4,819 million euros in

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Fairfax reports 2016 combined ratio for insurance and reinsurance operations of 92.5%

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings has released its most recent financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2016 ending Dec. 31, reporting a combined ratio for its insurance and reinsurance operations of 92.5% on a consolidated basis. This result produced

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Munich Re posts profit of 2.6 billion euros for 2016; Fort McMurray wildfire cost 404 million euros

February 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re reported on Tuesday a consolidated result of 2.6 billion euros for 2016, including a 0.5 billion euro profit in the fourth quarter of 2016 ending Dec. 31 compared to 0.7 billion euros in the previous year quarter. Munich

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AXIS Capital reports net income of US$131 million for Q4 2016

February 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Pembroke, Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has reported a net income available to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2016 of US$131 million, comparable to a net income of US$135 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Net income

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Allied World combined ratio up 2.8% in fourth quarter of 2016

February 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Zug, Switzerland-based Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG has reported a combined ratio of 99.8% for the fourth quarter of 2016, ending Dec. 31, compared to 97% in the fourth quarter of 2015. Allied World, a global provider of property,

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XL Group reports P&C combined ratio of 94.8% for Q4 2016

February 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Group Ltd. has reported a P&C combined ratio of 94.8% for the fourth quarter of 2016 ending Dec. 31, up 2.5% from the prior-year quarter. For the full year 2016, XL Group reported a combined ratio of 94.2% compared

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Liberty Mutual announces acquisition of Ironshore Inc. from Fosun International Limited

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance announced on Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ironshore Inc., a global specialty lines company, from Fosun International Limited. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2017, pending