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Companies House

Set Alert for Companies House

US reserve releases ring warning bells

Favourable development increased again despite concerns about recent-year underwriting and rising underlying claims costs
North America Casualty

Companies House Updates

Beazley, Argo and Brit top Lloyd’s liability writers
Chubb, Aegis and Hiscox lead the property market pack at Lloyd’s
Specialists top performers among UK and European carriers
US market leaders beat the rest
StarStone posts highest combined ratio in international market
Hannover Re leads continental reinsurers in 2018
Reinsurance outperforms the rest for top brokers
Market holds its breath for next broker takeover
Brokers yet to feel economic headwinds after strong 2018
Bermuda returns to underwriting profit but performance remains weak
Arch tops Bermudian performance table
Cat losses lead to a rethink on reinsurance protections and aggregate appetites
Australians turn to reinsurance after cat losses
AIG expands reinsurance buying in quest for sub-100% COR
Companies House: Casualty beckons as property struggles
Companies House: Retro is the bright spot of a poor renewal season for property
Companies House: Cat writers are confident tide is turning
Companies House: Hartford A&E reserve strengthening underlines continuing threat
Companies House: Motor liability deterioration persists for US carriers
Companies House: Reserving in the spotlight again as older years weaken
Companies House: Protection gap and construction should fuel Asian re/insurance demand
Companies House: Growth slows but Asia still offers rewards for insurers
Companies House: Rising wildfire risk poses market challenge
Companies House: ILS expands slowly beyond property cat mainstay
Companies House: US leaders should withstand catastrophe losses
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Beazley, Argo and Brit top Lloyd’s liability writers

Liability underwriting at Lloyd’s remained unprofitable last year but the larger writers outperformed the market by some margin, making their size and expertise count

Casualty Lloyds

Chubb, Aegis and Hiscox lead the property market pack at Lloyd’s

High US and catastrophic exposure meant Lloyd’s property market recorded an underwriting loss for the third consecutive year in 2018
Europe Property

Specialists top performers among UK and European carriers

Niche and tightly-targeted players did well last year, notably Nordic companies and the UK motor specialists, many of which are heavily backed by reinsurers

Europe Casualty

US market leaders beat the rest

It was a year of general improvement but the big US groups were the clear winners, in many cases helped by their superior use of technology and their analytic capability

North America Casualty

StarStone posts highest combined ratio in international market

Our detailed analysis of 2018 financial performance charts the year’s big winners and losers by a variety of metrics
Companies House International

Hannover Re leads continental reinsurers in 2018

The German group was the pick of the continental bunch last year, while Swiss Re found the going hardest of all

Europe Reinsurance

Reinsurance outperforms the rest for top brokers

In a year of strong growth across the board, reinsurance was the undoubted star for the big international brokers

Europe North America

Market holds its breath for next broker takeover

The larger broking groups are ramping up their M&A plans, adding fuel to an already bubbling market

Europe North America

Brokers yet to feel economic headwinds after strong 2018

The quoted brokers delivered a strong performance across the board last year and are expecting 2019 to be nearly as good

Europe North America
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