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US Directors and Officers Insurers Post Their Best Results Since 2014

May 20, 2022

The US directors and officers (D&O) insurance market's 2021 results were the best the segment has experienced since 2014, according to A.M. Best. The rating agency noted that US D&O insurers experienced significant growth in both top-line premiums and profitability in 2021. Read More

Four Major European Reinsurers See Profits Decline in First Quarter

May 19, 2022

The four major European reinsurers—Munich Reinsurance Company, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd., Hannover Rueck SE, and SCOR SE—all reported a decline in profits during the first quarter of 2022 that varied widely due to company specifics, according to Fitch Ratings. Read More

Risk Retention Groups Posted $570.3 Million in Net Income in 2021

May 19, 2022

While nearly half of risk retention groups (RRGs) reported an underwriting loss in 2021, those losses for many RRGs were offset by investment gains, according to an analysis by Demotech Inc. With RRGs reporting a net investment gain of $657.8 million in 2021, their collective net income was $570.3 million. Read More

Inflation, Litigation, Cyber Attacks Cited as Premium Increase Drivers

May 18, 2022

Continuing increases in commercial insurance prices are largely the result of economic inflation, social inflation, and cyber attacks, according to a recent report from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA). All three of those factors are outside of insurance companies' control, according to the report. Read More

High Rates of Inflation Likely To Pressure Property-Casualty Insurers' Profitability

May 16, 2022

Property-casualty insurance companies are likely to face headwinds to their profitability due to persistent high rates of inflation, two new reports suggest. While the full impact of inflation on the global insurance industry has yet to be determined, higher inflation creates multiple challenges for insurance companies. Read More