Finance, Investments, and Accounting

Property-Casualty Insurers Poised for Improved Underwriting Profits

April 1, 2022

North American property-casualty insurance companies are positioned for improved underwriting profits in 2022 due to continued commercial lines pricing trends favorable to insurers and likely stabilization of their personal auto business, according to Fitch Ratings. Read More

Ukraine Invasion Seen Having Significant Insurance Industry Impact

March 3, 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine will likely have a substantial impact on the global insurance industry in the near to middle terms, particularly given the fallout in the capital markets and the potential for widespread cyber attacks, according to A.M. Best. The invasion has had an immediate negative impact on stock markets. Read More

Amazon Courier Captives: A Solution That Really Delivers

January 26, 2022

Amazon's delivery model is a logistical marvel that also creates unique loss risks in its "last-mile" drivers that are well suited to captive insurance. A hard insurance market, like the one that the last-mile industry is facing, is common with relatively new risks that have clear high-risk characteristics. Read More

Insurance Premiums Increased for 16th Consecutive Quarter in Q3

December 3, 2021

Commercial property and casualty insurance premiums increased for the 16th consecutive quarter during the third quarter of 2021, according to the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB). According to the CIAB's Commercial Property/Casualty Market Index, prices increased 8.9 percent across all account sizes. Read More

Portfolio Construction, Low Yields, and Inflation

April 19, 2021

Captive insurance companies should take care in constructing their investment portfolios during times of low yields and potentially rising inflation. Too many investors make the mistake of believing in the powers of the Federal Reserve and forecasts of the experts. It can pay to be cautious. Read More