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Berkshire Hathaway reports US$11.124 billion in insurance premiums earned in Q1 2016, up from US$9.540 billion in Q1 2015

May 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has reported US$11.124 billion in insurance premiums earned in the first quarter of 2016 ending March 31, up from US$9.540 billion in the first quarter of 2015. Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway released its financial results on Friday.

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Q1 combined ratio up 11.5 points at PartnerRe

May 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

PartnerRe Ltd. recently reported its net premiums written dropped 9.2%, from $1.653 billion in the first three months of 2015 to $1.5 billion in the latest quarter, while the combined ratio deteriorated 11.5 points, from 82.8% in Q1 2015 to

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Chubb Limited’s net income down 35.6% to US$439 million in 2016 Q1 compared to US$681 million in prior-year quarter

May 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Operating and underwriting results for the first quarter of 2016 were strong, but Chubb Limited still saw reported net income decrease to US$439 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to US$681 million in the same period of 2015.

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Echelon Financial Holdings’ net loss rises to $4.5 million in 2016 Q1, dividend suspended, strategy is to build on Canada’s strengths

May 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Challenges in Echelon Financial Holdings Inc.’s International business overshadowed solid Canadian profits, contributing to the company reporting a net loss in 2016 Q1 compared to the prior-year quarter. Net loss for the three months ended Mar. 31, 2016 amounted to

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Intact reports 0.9 percentage point drop in combined ratio in first quarter of 2016

May 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) has reported a 0.9 percentage point drop in its combined ratio for the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in 2015, led by property lines and improving personal auto results. Toronto-headquartered IFC, the

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AIG reports after-tax operating income of US$773 million in Q1 2016

May 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has reported a slight decrease in its Property Casualty combined ratio in the first quarter of 2016, down from 97.1% in Q1 2015 to 96.9% in the latest quarter. AIG released its financial results on

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Swiss Re reports net income of US$1.2 billion in Q1 2016

May 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re has reported a net income of US$1.2 billion in Q1 2016, down from US$1.4 billion reported in the prior-year period, but “supported by solid underwriting and strong investment results.” Net income for Property and Casualty Reinsurance was US$587

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Reinsurance company SCOR’s net income falls slightly to 170 million euros in the first quarter of 2016 compared to prior-year quarter

April 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite a low natural catastrophe-loss environment that helped SCOR’s Global Property and Casualty segment record strong technical profitability and a solid contribution from the Life segment for gross written premiums, the company’s net income fell slightly to 170 million euros

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Everest Re Group’s net income almost halved to US$171.7 million in 2016 Q1 from prior-year quarter

April 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Net income available to common shareholders of Everest Re Group Ltd. was US$171.7 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to US$323.0 million in the same quarter of 2015, the company reported Monday. The after-tax operating income available to

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Global reinsurer capital down 2% in 2015 relative to 2014: Aon Benfield

April 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global reinsurer capital stood at US$565 billion at Dec. 31, 2015, a reduction of 2% relative to the end of 2014, according to the latest edition of the Aon Benfield Aggregate (ABA) report. Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and