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Allied World combined ratio up 2.8% in fourth quarter of 2016

February 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Zug, Switzerland-based Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG has reported a combined ratio of 99.8% for the fourth quarter of 2016, ending Dec. 31, compared to 97% in the fourth quarter of 2015. Allied World, a global provider of property,

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XL Group reports P&C combined ratio of 94.8% for Q4 2016

February 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Group Ltd. has reported a P&C combined ratio of 94.8% for the fourth quarter of 2016 ending Dec. 31, up 2.5% from the prior-year quarter. For the full year 2016, XL Group reported a combined ratio of 94.2% compared

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A.M. Best projects combined ratio of 100.3% for U.S. industry in 2017

January 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The industry-wide combined ratio of the United States property & casualty insurance industry is estimated to have deteriorated by 2.4 points to 100.7% in 2016, A.M. Best Company Inc. said in a recent report. The decline in underwriting performance “was

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First nine months of 2016 ‘disappointing’ for Canadian P&C industry: Intact president

January 25, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers should expect personal automobile insurance to be “much more difficult” for their carriers, while a new definition of catastrophic impairment in Ontario was the most important change the province made effective June, 2016, the president of Intact Insurance suggested

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Canadian non-life insurance market poised for 2017 profit recovery: Fitch

January 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian non-life insurance industry is likely to return to an underwriting profit in 2017, according to Fitch Ratings’ new report on the Canadian non-life insurance market. Following a significant improvement in 2015 underwriting performance, the market in aggregate will

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Travelers’ net income up 9% in Q4 2016 to US$943 million

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has reported a net income of US$943 million for the fourth quarter of last year ending Dec. 31, 2016, up 9% from US$866 million in the prior-year quarter. Travelers released its financial results on Tuesday, noting

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AIG, National Indemnity ink reinsurance agreement covering long-tail prior-year commercial casualty

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. said Friday it “expects a material prior year adverse development charge” during the three months ending Dec. 31, 2016 and that National Indemnity Company (NICO) has agreed to reinsure 80% of losses on certain reserves for

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Canada becoming less attractive option for investors: Cook

January 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Anticipated less-than-stellar financial results for Canada’s property and casualty industry in 2016 will likely contribute to the market becoming less attractive to investors and absent significant improvement, it is unlikely the current level of capital will remain in the country,

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U.S. personal auto industry showing signs of weakening underwriting and operating ratios: A.M. Best

December 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The personal automobile insurance industry in the United States is exhibiting signs of weakening underwriting and operating results, mainly driven by rising loss ratios, according to a new A.M. Best special report. A.M. Best reached this conclusion in its report,

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U.S. personal lines stable, commercial lines remain negative in A.M. Best’s 2017 outlooks

December 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ratings firm A.M. Best is maintaining a stable outlook for 2017 on the personal lines segment of the property and casualty industry in the United States, while also maintaining a negative outlook on commercial lines. The Oldwick, N.J.-based firm maintained

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Fitch changes U.S. P&C insurance industry outlook to negative from stable

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fitch Ratings has changed the fundamental sector outlook for the United States property and casualty insurance industry to negative from stable, reflecting recent declines in profitability and anticipated further earnings deterioration in 2017 due to more competitive market conditions. Fitch

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Net income for U.S. P&C industry for first nine months of 2016 down 26.8% compared to 9M 2015: A.M. Best

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The property and casualty industry in the United States reported a US$2.3 billion net underwriting loss in the first nine months of 2016 and a 26.8% decline in net income compared with the same period in 2015, according to preliminary