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Q3 reinsurance loss ratio up 56.5 points for Arch Capital

November 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

After estimating it could lose nearly $320 million due to natural catastrophes including major North Atlantic hurricanes in the three months ending September 30, Arch Capital Group Ltd. has reported its combined ratio in reinsurance deteriorated 51.5 points, from 75.9%

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Texas says it needs $61 billion from federal government for Harvey recovery

November 1, 2017 The Associated Press (APR)

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas needs $61-plus billion in federal funding just to rebuild public infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Harvey, as well as to cover projects to prevent future flooding. John Sharp, Texas’ Harvey recovery “czar,” announced Tuesday that the figure

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Axis Capital records Q3 combined ratio of 156.9%, $617 million in cat losses

October 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. has had a 60-point deterioration in its third-quarter combined ratio, with US$576 million in pre-tax net losses, net of reinstatement premiums from three hurricanes alone, the Bermuda-based insurer announced. Pembroke, Bermuda-based Axis Capital, which has a

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Hurricanes look to be increasing, drivers of higher related losses less prominent in Canada than in U.S.: AGCS

October 30, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Lower population increase and development in coastal areas of Canada compared to the United States will likely help ensure losses are less likely to increase, suggests Andrew Higgins, technical manager – Americas for Allianz Risk Consulting, LLC. “Certainly, sea level

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Hurricane recent events, history illustrate need to beef up preparedness: AGCS

October 27, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

The preparedness of U.S. businesses is still wanting despite lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and the high hurricane activity, devastation and losses so far this Atlantic hurricane season, suggests Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “In light of lessons learned

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Hurricanes expected to deliver 1.4 billion euro hit to Munich Re in third quarter, total tally estimated at 2.7 billion euros

October 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Exceptional major-loss expenditure related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) are expected to result in Munich Re posting a loss of 1.4 billion euros in 2017 Q3, reducing the (re)insurer’s previously anticipated full-year profit. Emphasizing that current estimates “are

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Reinsurance sector strongly positioned to deal with potential record-breaking losses of 2017: JLT Re

October 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

After five years of below-average loss experience, 2017 looks set to become the “most expensive catastrophe loss year ever for the P&C sector,” but reinsurers’ existing capital base is sufficient to service the bulk of losses sustained so far, a

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Insured losses from Hurricane Irma already US$5.3 billion: Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

October 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Total estimated insured losses from Hurricane Irma in Florida have already topped US$5 billion, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FOIR) has reported. Aggregate information compiled from claims data filed by insurers shows that total estimated insured losses are US$5,311,772,141.

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Lloyd’s revises Harvey, Irma and Maria claims estimates to US$4.9 billion

October 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Lloyd’s has revised its net claims estimates for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to a combined US$3.9 billion, plus a preliminary claims estimate for Hurricane Maria of US$0.9 billion. In a statement on Monday, Lloyd’s also reported that the world’s specialist

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Analyzing near misses can help with capacity management, capital calibration: RMS, Lloyd’s

October 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurers and reinsurers can benefit by considering how near misses – such as an incident three months ago when an Air Canada Airbus A320 nearly landed on a taxiway with four passenger jets – might have become major disasters, Risk

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Massive botnet could “take down the Internet,” researchers warn

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A massive botnet is forming to create a cyber storm that could “take down the Internet,” researchers at cyber protection company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. warned on Thursday. Check Point said in a blog post that they have discovered

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Swiss Re estimates losses from recent hurricanes, Mexico earthquakes at US$3.6 billion

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re has estimated its preliminary combined losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico to be approximately US$3.6 billion, net of retrocession and before tax. Of the total combined losses, claims from the two earthquakes