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Intact’s combined ratio improves 5.2 points but personal auto has $31M in unfavourable prior-year development

November 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corp.’s personal auto results were “disappointing” during the three months ending Sept. 30, chief executive officer Charles Brindamour said Tuesday in press release, but the Toronto-based insurer reported that across all lines, underwriting income more than doubled from

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Q3 combined ratio improves 0.8 points at Allstate

November 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite the recent losses to the industry from multiple North Atlantic hurricanes, The Allstate Corp. has reported underwriting income is up more than 20%, from $355 million in the third quarter of 2016 to $429 million in the three months

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North American commercial insurance buyers likely to face rate increases in 2018: Willis Towers Watson

November 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance buyers in North America are likely to face rate increases for 2018 insurance programs as the industry continues to tally losses following one of the most “active and financially disruptive hurricane seasons in history,” according to Willis Towers

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Berkshire Hathaway net earnings drop to US$4.1 billion in Q3, down from US$7.2 billion in Q3 2016

November 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has reported net earnings attributable to shareholders of US$4.1 billion for the third quarter of 2017 ending Sept. 30, down from US$7.2 billion in Q3 2016. For the first nine months of the year, net

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Combined ratio, net loss for Economical Insurance up in 2017 Q3 over 2016 Q3

November 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The impact of strategic investments by Economical Insurance contributed to the insurer witnessing a combined ratio of 116.2% and an almost doubling of net loss in 2017 Q3 compared to 2016 Q3. The combined ratio for the third quarter of

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Commercial premiums down 13% for AIG

November 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. announced Thursday its combined ratio in commercial insurance was 195.4% in the three months ending Sept. 30, up 89.6 points from 105.8% in Q3 2016. New York City-based AIG confirmed Thursday an earlier-released estimate, of $3

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Hurricanes, earthquakes contribute to Group 9M net loss of US$468 million for Swiss Re

November 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re has reported a Group net loss of US$468 million for the first nine months of 2017, reflecting the US$3.6 billion expected insurance claims from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the Mexico earthquakes. Property & Casualty Reinsurance’s and

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Combined ratio deteriorates 38.9 points for Fairfax amid hurricane losses

November 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has reported an underwriting loss of $833 million during the three months ending September 30, with its insurers’ share of losses from three recent hurricanes and an earthquake in Mexico amounting to $960 million. All figures

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Echelon Insurance reports near halving of net income in 2017 Q3 compared to 2016 Q3

November 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The B.C. wildfires and losses related to commercial auto and motorcycle contributed to Echelon Insurance witnessing a 42% decrease in net income and an increase in combined operating ratio for 2017 Q3 compared to 2016 Q3. Net income amounted to

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Q3 reinsurance loss ratio up 56.5 points for Arch Capital

November 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

After estimating it could lose nearly $320 million due to natural catastrophes including major North Atlantic hurricanes in the three months ending September 30, Arch Capital Group Ltd. has reported its combined ratio in reinsurance deteriorated 51.5 points, from 75.9%

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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