Hiscox reported a 250% rise in its 2018 profit, following its move to exit from unprofitable areas in the London market business.
UK General saw a 55% profit growth after exiting a number of unprofitable product lines.
Axa UK and Ireland saw a combined operating ratio of 98.4% for its property and casualty business, an improvement on the 99.1% in the previous year.
Any “predictable impact” from Brexit on market premiums will probably result from claims inflation, Ageas UK CEO Andy Watson has warned.
The acquisition of Markerstudy's Gibraltar-based insurance business cost Qatar Re just £37.9m once cash assets were taken into consideration.
Ageas UK CEO, Andy Watson revealed that “pen has been put to paper” in the insurer’s recruitment drive for a chief risk officer.
Ageas UK saw a threefold increase in profitability in its 2018 full year results, reporting a profit of £76.7m compared to £25.4m in 2017.
BGC’s broking arm, which currently comprises of Ed Broking and Besso, will seek acquisitive growth in 2019.
The AA’s insurance arm saw its motor and home books grow in 2018, according to a pre-close trading update.
Willis Towers Watson posted a profit of $695m for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018
Zurich’s UK general insurance arm has seen profits rocket and a marked improvement in its combined operating ratio in its 2018 financial year, following a loss making 2017.
Beazley saw profits fall 55% last year owing to the continuing affect of natural catastrophe claims on underwriting margins.
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Aon saw revenue increase by 8% in 2018, while its net income dropped by 7%.
Gallagher saw total revenue growth of 10.8% in 2018 across brokerage and risk management, with 5.8% of this coming from organic growth.
Marsh parent Marsh & McLennan saw underlying revenue grow 5% in its 2017/18 year.
Romero Group posted an adjusted Ebitda of £3.67m in its year-end results to 30 April 2018, a 30% rise on 2017’s £2.82m figure.
Bupa Dental Care has acquired nine dental practices across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, taking its tally of new acquisitions in the last year to 23.
Hyperion will look to build on its retail business this year, but CEO David Howden said the firm will never chase premium through acquisitions.
Software house SSP expects to have finalised its restructuring consultation before Christmas.
Broking group GRP made a loss of £20m for the financial year ended 31 March 2018, in a year that saw it acquire fifteen businesses.
The Ardonagh Group cut down on its losses for the first nine months of the year, down to £48.9m compared to £92.7m in 2017.
Broker Sure Thing has grown its policy count by 12.8%, while making an operating loss of £1.9m in its fourth year of trading.
The spectre of Brexit loomed large over the insurance sector this year, and although the picture is still no clearer in terms of how the UK market will continue to trade with Europe after 29 March 2019, significant merger & acquisition activity was among…