Commercial insurance prices gains slow

May 5, 2021

Global commercial insurance prices rose 18% in the first quarter, according to Marsh’s latest Global Insurance Market Index. That follows average annual increases of 22% in Q4 2020 and 20% in Q3 2020. The first quarter of 2021 was the […]

Chubb reports $700m of pre-tax catastrophe losses on winter storm

April 28, 2021

In reporting its first-quarter results late yesterday, global insurance and reinsurance giant Chubb revealed a $700 million pre-tax hit from catastrophe events, $657 million of which came from US storms. While Chubb’s P&C combined ratio was up slightly at 91.8%, […]

Global reinsurer capital grows 4% to new high of $650bn: Aon

April 21, 2021

Analysts at Aon have reported that global reinsurer capital increased by 4% year-on-year to a new high of $650 billion at the end of 2020. According to Aon, the increase was driven by strong capital market recovery from the COVID-19 […]

Financial, Risk Management

James River Group reports net loss of $103.5mn

May 6, 2021

Via: Reinsurance News

James River Group Holdings has reported a Q1 2021 net loss of $103.5 million compared to net loss of $36.8 million ($1.21 per diluted share) for the prior year period. It also reported a combined ratio of 199.2% versus 100.6% […]

Geo-Political, Risk Management

Palomar added $25m of new aggregate reinsurance in first-quarter

May 6, 2021

Via: Artemis BM

Palomar Insurance Holdings, the speciality California-headquartered insurer that provides largely catastrophe exposed property products, sought to add to its reinsurance arrangements in Q1 2021 with a new $25 million aggregate layer of cover. The company had also secured its $400 […]


Insurance, Tech Stocks Outpacing Insurtechs in 2021: HSCM Index

May 4, 2021

Via: Insurance Journal

Stock prices of 18 U.S. insurtechs that went public in the last decade soared as a group in 2020. But so far in 2021, large non-insurance technology companies and traditional insurance stocks both outperformed the insurtechs. Hudson Structured Capital Management […]