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Aspen Insurance combined ratio up 7.1 points in Q2 2016, gross written premiums increase by 10.9%

July 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has reported a combined ratio of 100.7% for the second quarter of 2016 compared with 93.6% for the second quarter of 2015. Hamilton, Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance also reported a net income after tax of US$64.9 million

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Intact reports $127 million loss from Fort McMurray wildfire, combined ratio up to 99.2% in Q2

July 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) reported a $127 million impact in its second quarter financial results from the Fort McMurray wildfire, bringing its combined ratio to 99.2% for the quarter, including 8.8. points of Fort McMurray catastrophe losses. “We delivered $114

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Q2 catastrophe losses up 50.6% for Travelers after hail, wildfires

July 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Travelers Companies Inc. reported Thursday its combined ratio deteriorated 2.3 points, it renewed July 1 a property catastrophe reinsurance contract for Canada covering losses between $200 and $600 million (plus 50% of losses over $100 million), and that it

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Underwriting performance for U.S. commercial lines likely to deteriorate in 2016: Fitch Ratings

May 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Underwriting performance for the commercial lines sector in the United States is likely to deteriorate in 2016, according to a report released on Tuesday by Fitch Ratings. The decline follows a three-year underwriting profit for the industry, with a combined

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Premiums earned up 4%, catastrophe losses up 181% at Allstate

May 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

First-quarter underwriting income dropped about 73% year-over-year for The Allstate Corp. in the wake of two large hailstorms in late March in the southern United States. The Northbrook, Ill.-based insurer reported May 4 that catastrophe losses were $827 million during

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Wind, hail storms in Texas contribute to $318m in Q1 catastrophe losses for Travelers

April 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Travelers Companies Inc. reported catastrophe losses of $318 million during the three months ending March 31, up 96% from $162 million during the same period in 2015, while Q1 earned premiums in personal insurance rose 6.2% year-over year. All