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Why consumers may feel the impact of higher reinsurance costs for insurers

April 19, 2023 by David Gambrill

Canada’s primary insurers will need to run at sustained combined operating ratios of 95% or lower in the future in order to withstand future NatCat losses (and the cost of reinsuring them), without having to pass costs on to consumers,

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Hurricane Matthew ‘will not be material’ to Berkshire Hathaway’s financial results

November 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reported Friday a 13% drop in its property & casualty premiums earned at its reinsurance group, while the primary insurers had a combined loss ratio of 61% during the third quarter of this year. For the three

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Hermine expected to have “modest” impact on P&C, cat bond markets: Fitch

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Hurricane Hermine is expected to have a “modest” impact on the property and casualty and catastrophe bond markets, according to ratings agency Fitch Ratings. Insured losses for reinsurers from this event will also likely be limited, but Fitch said in

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“Limited impact” expected for Italian insurers following earthquake: Fitch

August 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The impact on Italian insurers from the earthquake that struck the central part of the country is likely to be limited, ratings firm Fitch Ratings said on Friday. Fitch Ratings estimates insured losses of 100 million to 200 million euros,