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Absence of large losses contributes to 20.6-point drop in Q2 combined ratio for PartnerRe

August 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PartnerRe Ltd. reported a combined ratio of 87.7% during the three months ending June 30, a 20.6-point improvement over 108.3% during the same period in 2016, when Canada experienced its most expensive natural disaster ever and a loss from an

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Combined ratio down 4.6 points at Axis Capital

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. reported Wednesday a 4.6-point improvement in its Q2 combined ratio, from 102.2% in the second quarter of 2016 to 97.6% in the latest quarter. Pembroke, Bermuda-based Axis Capital writes both reinsurance and commercial primary insurance worldwide

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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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Fairfax completes acquisition of Allied World

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, the firms announced Thursday. The deal was valued at nearly $5 billion when it was announced Dec. 18, 2016. All figures are in U.S.

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‘All regulatory approvals’ received for Fairfax-Allied World merger but deal still not complete

June 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. announced Thursday it now has “all regulatory approvals that are necessary” for it to merge with Swiss insurer and reinsurer Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG but suggested fewer than 90% of Allied World shareholders

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Allied World board members concerned in 2016 with ‘protracted negotiations’ with un-named prospective buyer: SEC filing

May 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Six months before announcing its proposed acquisition by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., commercial insurer Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG received an offer letter from an un-named prospective buyer for $48 a share, recently-released documents indicate. Fairfax and Zug,

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Former Marsh & McLennan CEO Duperreault replaces Hancock as CEO of AIG

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. has a new chief executive officer, Brian Duperreault, as of Sunday, the New York City-based insurer announced. Duperreault (pictured right), a former CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., is now also president and director of

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Combined ratio up 2 points for SCOR

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Paris-based reinsurer SCOR SE released Wednesday its latest financial results, reporting a combined ratio of 93.1% in 2016, up 2 points from 91.1% in 2015. The combined ratio in the most recent quarter was 93.3%, up 1.1 points from 92.2%

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Insured losses of New Zealand quake could be as much as US$3.5 billion: AIR Worldwide

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The largest earthquake to hit New Zealand since 2009, registering magnitude 7.8, could contribute to insured losses amounting to US$762 million to US$3.5 billion, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide reported Thursday. The modelled estimates include insured physical damage to property