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Allstate Racks Up Big March Losses from Southwestern Hailstorms

The Allstate Corp. this week announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of March of $638 million pre-tax, and an estimated $827 million pre-tax for first quarter 2016, in the wake of severe hailstorms in the Southwestern and Southern U.S. Catastrophe losses …

Mercury in California Says Net Premiums Rose, Net Income Fell in 3Q

Mercury General Corp. reported net written premiums rose 8 percent for the third quarter from a year ago. The board of directors for the Los Angeles, Calif.-based carrier also declared a quarterly dividend of 62 cents per share. The dividend will be …

Arch Capital Reports Q3 Net Income of $74.5M, vs. $223.2M in Q3 2014

Bermuda-headquartered Arch Capital Group Ltd. reported net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter ending 2015 was $74.5 million, or $0.60 per share, compared to $223.2 million, or $1.64 per share, for the same period last year. For …

Argo Group Reports Q3 Net Income of $35.3M vs. $44.7M for Q3 2014

Bermuda-headquartered Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. reported net income of $35.3 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, compared to $44.7 million, or $1.54 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014. Net income for the nine month period ended Sept. …

Ping An Profit Rises 32% as Higher Premiums Offset Stock Market Slump

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., China’s second-largest insurer, said third-quarter profit rose 32 percent as higher premium income and banking revenue helped offset the impact of a stock market rout on investment returns. Net income climbed to 13.6 billion yuan, …

Everest Re Reports Q3 Net Income of $88.6M, Compared to $274.9M in Q3 2014

Everest Re Group Ltd. reported third quarter 2015 after-tax operating income available to common shareholders of $200.2 million, or $4.53 per diluted common share, compared to after-tax operating income of $280.5 million, or $6.12 per diluted common share, for the third quarter …

XL’s Q3 Operating Net Income Down to $70.8M on Integration Costs, Cat Losses

Dublin-headquartered XL Group reported third quarter operating net income of $70.8 million, or $0.23 per share, down from $187.1 million, or $0.70 per share, in the prior year quarter. The current quarter’s results include approximately $55.2 million in integration costs …

Greenlight Re Posts Q3 Loss on Poor Investment and Underwriting Performance

Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. posted its third-straight unprofitable quarter on losses in the investment portfolio overseen by hedge-fund manager David Einhorn. The net loss for the period ended Sept. 30 widened to $219.7 million, or $5.98 a share, from $51.8 million, …

A.M. Best Turns Outlook to Negative for Greenpath in California

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating of “bbb-” of Greenpath Insurance Co. in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Greenpath provides non-standard auto insurance throughout …

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 …