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Fairfax ‘not oriented’ towards more acquisitions: Watsa

August 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Officials with Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., which recently bought a majority interest in Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, “want to look at how” they can “organically expand” the firm’s existing business, chairman Prem Watsa told financial analysts recently. Toronto-based

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Economical reports 12.8% increase in gross written premiums in Q2 2017, 8.3 point increase in combined ratio to 112.8%

August 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Economical Insurance reported a 12.8% increase in gross written premiums (GWP) in the second quarter of 2017 to $660.6 million, driven by strong personal lines growth, including contributions from Sonnet and Petline. “While we generated significant growth in gross written

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Intact has yet to see ‘full impact’ of 2016 change to Ontario auto catastrophic impairment criteria

August 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

It has been more than a year since Ontario changed its criteria for catastrophic impairment and reduced the mandatory coverage for accident benefits, but the “long tail profile” of accident benefits claims means the Ontario reforms “have not fully been

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Aviva plc reports combined ratio of 98.9% for Canada in H1 2017, up three points from H1 2016

August 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva plc has reported a general insurance combined operating ratio (COR) of 98.9% for Canada for the first six months of the year ending June 30, up three points from 95.9% in the first six months of last year. For

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Commercial premiums down 15% for AIG

August 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. reported Wednesday its net income was $1.13 billion during the three months ending June 30 and its Q2 combined ratio in personal insurance improved 5.9 points from last year, but the combined ratio in commercial insurance

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Allstate reports Property-Liability combined ratio of 97.2% in Q2 2017, a 3.6% improvement from 100.8% in Q2 2016

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Allstate Corporation has reported a Property-Liability (P-L) combined ratio of 97.2% for the second quarter of 2017 ending June 30, a 3.6% improvement from 100.8% in Q2 2016. Northbrook, Ill.-based Allstate released its financial results for the quarter and

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RSA reports combined ratio of 94.8% for first half of 2017 in Canada ‘despite higher large losses’

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RSA Insurance Group plc reported Wednesday that its net premiums written in Canada during the six months ending June 30 were 5% higher, on a constant rate of exchange basis, than in the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, in Canada,

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Q2 combined ratio improves 4.2 points for Intact, OneBeacon acquisition “on track to close” in 2017

August 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corp. reported Tuesday its underwriting income was $103 million during the three months ending June 30, up $87 million from $16 million during the same period in 2016. Toronto-based Intact said direct premiums written rose 2%, from $2.458

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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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CNA Financial net income in 2017 Q2 up over 2016 Q2, combined ratio also improves

July 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

CNA Financial Corporation saw both net income and net operating income increase in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the corresponding quarter of 2016, an improvement matched by the company’s Property & Casualty combined ratio. Net income increased to

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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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Allianz Group’s Q2 2017 operating profit up 23% due to “improvements in all segments”

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Allianz Group has reported a 23% increase in operating profit for the second quarter of 2017 ending June 30 from 2.4 billion euros in Q2 2016 to 2.9 billion euros in the most recent quarter. Total revenues rose 2% to