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London insurance market “well-positioned” to respond to Brexit, but decision could be “moderately credit negative”

June 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The London insurance market is resilient and well-positioned to respond to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), the International Underwriting Association of London (IUA) said on Friday. In a referendum held on Thursday, about 52% voted

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Flood losses expected to dampen French, German insurers’ first-half earnings: A.M. Best

June 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Flood losses in the wake of storms Elvira and Friederike in late May and early June are not expected to result in ratings actions, but it is anticipated they will hit first-half results for French and German insurers, notes a

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Sizable U.S. property insurance price hike only expected in wake of a record hurricane year: Fitch

June 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Hurricane losses in the United States equal to at least 15% of industry aggregate surplus in 2016 would likely promote a shift toward positive pricing movement, although any upward movement would be dampened by existing underwriting capacity for primary and

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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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Global reinsurance profits to decline on soft market conditions: Fitch

May 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global reinsurance sector profits will fall below 2015 levels this year due to increasing pressure in underwriting and investment results as well as diminishing opportunities to deploy capital, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. While the reinsurance sector

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U.S. commercial auto insurance “a chronic underperformer”: Fitch Ratings

April 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial auto insurance in the United States has evolved into a “chronically underperforming product segment” for P&C insurers in the country, according to Fitch Ratings. While the P&C industry has reported three consecutive years of significant underwriting profits, the commercial

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U.S. D&O insurance pricing pressure to dampen performance: Fitch

April 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Market conditions are evolving in the directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability insurance market in the United States, with merger and acquisition activity in 2015 facilitating greater market concentration, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. The report, titled U.S.