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Reinsurance, commercial risk solutions revenue increases at Aon

November 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon plc reported revenues in commercial risk solutions of $917 million in the three months ending Sept. 30, up 3.7% from $884 million during the same period in 2016, while net income dropped 42%. All figures are in United States

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Statistics Canada says real GDP contracted by 0.1% in August

October 31, 2017 Craig Wong - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The Canadian economy hit reverse in August, its first monthly pullback since October last year. “The amazing run of amazing Canadian economic data is officially over, with growth coming back to reality in a hurry,” Bank of Montreal

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Aspen reports net loss after tax of US$253.8 million for Q3

October 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has reported a net loss after tax of US$253.8 million for the third quarter of 2017 compared to net income of US$95.6 million in the same quarter last year. “The third quarter was characterized

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Underlying revenue up 3% at Marsh

October 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. recently announced a 9% increase in revenue at its commercial brokerage subsidiary while total risk and insurance services revenue increased from $1.632 billion in the third quarter of 2016 to $1.752 billion in the three months

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Cats a significant driver in Everest Re Group’s posting US$639.4 million net loss in 2017 Q3

October 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria (HIM) and the Mexico City earthquake contributed to Everest Re Group, Ltd. posting a US$639.4 million net loss for 2017 Q3 compared to net income of US$295.4 million for the prior-year quarter. For the

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Axis Capital records Q3 combined ratio of 156.9%, $617 million in cat losses

October 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. has had a 60-point deterioration in its third-quarter combined ratio, with US$576 million in pre-tax net losses, net of reinstatement premiums from three hurricanes alone, the Bermuda-based insurer announced. Pembroke, Bermuda-based Axis Capital, which has a

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Chubb reports P&C combined ratio of 110.8% for third quarter of 2017

October 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb Limited has reported a P&C combined ratio of 110.8% for the third quarter of 2017, up 24.8 points from the same quarter last year and “driven by significant catastrophe losses.” “While it was a tough quarter for cats, it’s

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Auto insurance rates dropping in Ontario, but increasing in Alberta: LowestRates.ca

October 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

A newly launched Auto Insurance Price Index from comparison site LowestRates.ca has found that auto insurance rates are dropping in Ontario, but rising in Alberta. Released on Monday, the index report tracks the average cost of consumer auto insurance on

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Kingsway reports net loss of US$1.6 million in Q3 2017

October 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Kingsway Financial Services Inc. announced on Friday a net loss attributable to common shareholders of US$1.6 million in the third quarter of 2017 compared to net income attributable to common shareholders of US$1.4 million in Q3 2016. “An estimated

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The Co-operators reports net loss of $7.4 million in third quarter

October 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Co-operators General Insurance Company has reported a consolidated net loss of $7.4 million for the third quarter of 2017 ending Sept. 30 compared to net income of $16.3 million for the same quarter of 2016. Guelph, Ont.-based The Co-operators released

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Hurricanes, Mexico earthquakes cost SCOR 430 million euros in Q3

October 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

“An exceptional series of large natural catastrophes, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and earthquakes in Mexico,” has led to a cost of 430 million euros, net of retrocession and tax, for SCOR SE for the third quarter of the

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Hurricanes expected to deliver 1.4 billion euro hit to Munich Re in third quarter, total tally estimated at 2.7 billion euros

October 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Exceptional major-loss expenditure related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) are expected to result in Munich Re posting a loss of 1.4 billion euros in 2017 Q3, reducing the (re)insurer’s previously anticipated full-year profit. Emphasizing that current estimates “are