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Total economic losses from disaster events in H1 2016 up 38% to US$71 billion, insurance industry covered 44%: Swiss Re

August 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Total economic losses from disaster events in the first half of the year rose by 38% to US$71 billion from the same time last year, primarily due to natural catastrophes, according to preliminary sigma estimates from Swiss Re. Of the

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SCOR reports combined ratio of 93.8% for first half of 2016, up from 90.9% for the first six months of 2015

July 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global reinsurer SCOR announced on Wednesday that its Global P&C segment recorded “strong technical profitability with a robust net combined ratio of 93.8% despite a high number of events in all perils and regions in the second quarter of 2016

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Q2 combined ratio up 5.3 points at Axis Capital

July 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Reinsurance provider and commercial specialty carrier Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. reported Tuesday its financial results for the second quarter, reporting a 76% increase in net income but a combined ratio of 102.2%, after large losses including the Alberta wildfires and

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Q2 combined ratio climbs 7.1 points for Everest Re after Alberta wildfire, Texas hail, Ecuador quake

July 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Everest Re Group Ltd. announced Monday that the net impact of three catastrophes – including the Fort McMurray wildfire – was $105.4 million in the three months ending June 30. “Catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, amounted to $123.8 million in

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AXIS Capital estimates US$104 million in Q2 2016 losses from weather and cat events, including Fort McMurray wildfire

July 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Pembroke, Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced on Monday its preliminary estimate of second quarter 2016 catastrophe and weather-related losses, including major losses from the Fort McMurray wildfire. AXIS Capital’s preliminary estimate of Q2 2016 cat and weather-related pre-tax losses

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Nat cats in Q2 2016 cost Chubb an estimated US$390 million

July 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb Limited has estimated that natural catastrophe losses in the second quarter of 2016 cost the insurer US$390 million pre-tax, or US$315 million after tax. According to Chubb’s estimate, released on Tuesday, of the pre-tax total, US$320 million is from