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Amlin’s CEO Philipps Dampens Market Rumors That Insurer Is for Sale

Amlin plc Chief Executive Officer Charles Philipps damped speculation that the Lloyd’s of London insurer is looking for a buyer, saying the firm is strong enough to remain independent. “We are not for sale, we are not running a sale …

Ireland’s FBD Reports H1 Loss of $97.7M, Versus Profit of $6.8M in 2014

FBD Holdings plc fell to a five-year low after Ireland’s only publicly traded insurer posted one of its biggest first-half losses on record and said it’s unlikely to be profitable until the end of 2016. The company will sell as …

Update: Delta Lloyd’s $588 Million First Half Loss Raises Capital Concerns

Delta Lloyd NV fell the most on record after interest-rate hedging and declines in bonds spurred a first-half loss, raising concern the Dutch insurer may need to raise capital. The shares fell 20 percent to 13.17 euros at 5:30 p.m. in Amsterdam, …

RSA Reports 84% Jump in 1st Half Operating Profit    

RSA Insurance Group plc, the subject of a potential takeover bid by Zurich Insurance Group AG, reported a jump in first-half profit that beat analyst estimates and restored the interim dividend. Operating profit rose 84 percent to 259 million pounds [$395.2 million], London-based RSA …

UPDATE: Allianz 2nd Quarter Profit Rises 15% on Fewer Nat Cat Claims

Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, said second-quarter profit rose 15 percent as lower claims from natural catastrophes offset a drop in earnings at Pacific Investment Management Co. Net income increased to 2.02 billion euros ($2.2 billion) from 1.76 billion euros …

Third Point Re Reports Q2 Net Income of $15.7M, 49.9% Decline From 2014

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., headquartered in Bermuda, reported net income of $15.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared with net income of $31.3 million, or $0.29 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2014, a decrease …

Zurich Q2 Net Income Falls to $840M From $848M; CEO Weighs RSA Offer

Zurich Insurance Group AG, the Swiss firm considering a bid for the UK’s RSA Insurance Group plc, reported profit that missed analysts estimates as earnings dropped 43 percent at the general insurance unit and it made a loss on unit-linked investments. Net income in …

Munich Re Q2 Net Income Rises to $1.14 Billion on Lower Catastrophe Claims

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, raised its full-year profit target after net income beat analyst estimates on lower catastrophe claims. The shares rose. Net income rose to 1.07 billion euros [$1.14 billion] in the second quarter from 758 million …

Endurance Reports Q2 Net Income of $76M, Versus $75M in Q2 2014

Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. reported net income available to common shareholders of $76.0 million and $1.68 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2015 versus net income of $75.0 million and $1.68 per diluted common share for …

Argo Reports 2015 Q2 Net Income of $27.9M, Compared to $38.6M in 2014

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. reports net income of $27.9 million or $0.98 per diluted share, compared to $38.6 million or $1.32 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2014. “Argo Group’s second quarter results demonstrate continued momentum in …