Munich Re reported "relatively high" man-made major loss claims, which were more than four times the hit it took in Q3 last year.
2018 was a volatile year for Asian insurers with the majority of them posting declines in gross written premium or sluggish growth. Christie Lee, senior director of analytics for Asia-Pacific at AM Best, explains the challenges they are facing.
Hiscox has reserved $165m to cover claims from Hurricane Dorian and Typhoons Faxai and Hagibis, while reporting it expects to see fees and profit commissions dip $25m this year.
Swiss Re has cancelled a share buy-back programme, following a hit from natural catastrophes, capital deployment and the suspension of Reassure's initial public offering.
The size and complexity of cyber perils are constantly increasing and pose a major challenge to insurers and insureds alike as they attempt to assess potential cyber losses.
Lloyd’s Charities Trust has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain as part of its ongoing response to emerging risks to communities around the world.
Sedgwick loss adjusters arrived on Great Abaco Island in the wake of Hurricane Dorian aboard a Black Hawk helicopter on 6 September.
In this month’s issue Post published the annual top 100 Insurers, a list of the UK's biggest insurers ranked by non-life gross premium written in 2018, in association with AM Best.
Catastrophe modelling firm RMS has estimated that the insured losses from Typhoon Faxai in Japan will be in the range of $5bn to $9bn (£4.1bn to £7.3bn).
When physician John Snow was trying to identify the source and path of cholera outbreaks in London, he plotted outbreaks on a map of the city. Richie Toomey, senior manager for commercial insurance at Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions argues as reliable as…
Julian Enoizi, CEO of UK government-backed terrorism reinsurer Pool RE, has predicted that the insurance-linked securities market will diversify away from US property-catastrophe risks, into other “difficult to insure perils” such as terrorism.
The government has pledged £62m flood defence investment for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.
The industry can expect to be hit with on average $92bn (£74.5bn) in insured losses from catastrophes annually going forward, according to catastrophe modeling firm Air Worldwide.
Hurricane Dorian inflicted $7bn (£5.7bn) worth of insured and uninsured damage in the Bahamas, catastrophe modelling firm Karen Clark & Company has estimated.
Hurricane Dorian could inflict insured losses of up to $25bn (£20.7bn), according to analysts at UBS.
Low first-half cat losses give reinsurers temporary respite as Typhoon Jebi losses continue to mount
Below-average catastrophe losses boosted the profits of reinsurers in the first half of 2019, according to Fitch Ratings.
The Whaley Bridge incident has once again thrown the spotlight on insurers, their disaster plans and capacity issues. Alex Dalyac, founder and CEO, Tractable comments that while feet on the ground will never be totally replaced, the industry could be…
Hiscox has reported a profit before tax of $168m for the first quarter of 2019, up from a profit of $162.7m on the same period last year, despite a higher volume of claims.
Beazley saw double-digital premium growth in the first six months of the year, posting a pre-tax profit of $166.4m (£133.9m) largely driven by “exceptional” investment returns.
Christchurch City Council estimates that insurers have paid out around NZ$35-40bn (£18.6-21.2bn) following the earthquake in 2011.
Inland flood defences reduce river flood losses by 63%, saving the UK £1.1bn annually on average, according to a recent study.
The insurance industry has become progressively familiar with the idea of ‘unthinkable risks’ in recent years as unpredicted and unprecedented losses, caused by both natural catastrophes and man-made events, have continued to happen
An estimated $8bn (£6.1bn) of damage was caused by floods around the world in March 2019, according to an Aon catastrophe report.
Lloyd’s of London was slammed with another vast loss in 2018, following on from its £2bn loss in 2017.