The losses from the continuing 8 November California wildfires are expected to reach record levels, according to ratings agencies.
AM Best’s ranking of Asia-Pacific non-life insurers remains dominated by the same companies as last year, writes director of analytics Chi-Yeung Lok, noting the market characteristics of mature and emerging markets stay as disparate as ever
My first three weeks reporting on the insurance industry has taught me how broad the sector is. Covering the claims beat I'm expecting to be learning more about escape of water, floods and storms. Our Top 100 UK insurers ranking has already shown me how…
In 2017, the combined underwriting results of the largest 100 UK non-life insurers improved but remained in the red. How well did insurers perform under pressure from strong competition and unfavourable claims trends?
Insured losses from Hurricane Florence are likely to be between $1.7bn and $4.6bn, Air Worldwide estimates.
In addition to insurers exposed to property risk, AM Best expects that motor insurers will see claims resulting from heavy rainfall.
For those of us back in the office while the holiday season continues it might seem like time is moving slowly but the Association of British Insurers revealed this week that for every minute we count down until silly season is over and the out of office…
AM Best has assigned the Lloyd’s Brussels hub a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A’ (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a+’.
Analysis: Has the industry learned its lesson after the collapse of a third unrated insurer in two years?
After three months of solvent run-off, Danish insurer Alpha finally fell over last month. Its collapse sent shockwaves through the market and prompted black cab drivers to besiege the offices of their London broker.
US property and casualty insurers wrote $1.8bn (£1.34bn) of direct cyber premium last year, a growth of 32% from the previous year.
With more than three million Muslims in the UK, there has long been a feeling that sharia-compliant insurance products should find a market but the reality has proved the opposite. So far, every attempt to establish a takaful insurer in the UK domestic…
Last month once again saw a passported insurer placed into liquidation, with the collapse of CBL causing ripples throughout Europe
The major rating agencies have unanimously taken rating actions on both Axa and XL Group following the recent announcement that the French insurance giant is looking to acquire 100% of the specialty insurer.
After five consecutive years of falling rates, global property-catastrophe reinsurance experienced upward pricing pressure at 1 January renewals.
AM Best is maintaining a negative outlook for the US property and casualty reinsurance sector due to continued pressure on property catastrophe rates.
With four mutuals making the UK top 20 insurers rankings for 2017 and results outperforming the rest of the market, mutuality is a sector to watch, especially as it is easier to innovate without constant shareholder pressure
Powerful Typhoon Hato cost insurers in Macau nearly $400m (£298m), almost one and a half times the annual gross premium for the small market. Nicky Burridge takes a closer look.
It is an ugly truth that almost every woman who has worked in insurance for some time has a story about sexual discrimination.
AM Best’s annual ranking of Asia-Pacific’s non-life insurers includes familiar companies, but they face different challenges
Who are the top 100 UK insurers? Check out the ranking established by Post, in association with AM Best.
Hurricane season has caused devastation across the Atlantic but, despite the human death toll, the impact on reinsurers is likely to be limited
Ogden reform could see fewer shocks from discount rate changes in future, AM Best said.
"Concerning" negative trends within the non-life reinsurance market have been hidden by loss reserve development, an AM Best executives has said.
The London Market may have missed its chance to become a centre for insurance-linked securities despite a working structure expected in the next few weeks, said AM Best’s head of Europe.