emerging markets News

QBE H1 Profits Rise 73% on Australia/N. Zealand Rate Hikes, N. America Growth

QBE reported a healthy profit hike during first half of 2017, despite heightened claims activity in its Emerging Markets’ division, which reported a combined ratio of 110.8 percent. This poor performance has led to the creation of two separate divisions …

Global Premium Growth Slows in 2016 – with China as Exception: Swiss Re

Global insurance premiums increased by 3.1 percent in real terms during 2016, down from growth of 4.3 percent reported in 2015, according to Swiss Re Institute’s sigma study. The report described last year’s global premiums as “fairly solid,” despite moderate …

QBE Warns Emerging Markets’ Division Hit by Higher Claims

Sydney-based QBE announced that its Emerging Markets’ division has experienced “significantly higher than expected claims activity during the first five months of the year.” As a result, this division is expected to report a first half combined operating ratio of …

Demand Rises for Political Risk Cover as Buyers Think the Unthinkable

Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of rising protectionism and upheaval to their operations in emerging markets. Insurers say demand is being driven by uncertainty over …

Top 3 Causes of Global Liability Claims = 60% of Value: Allianz Report

Defective product/work quality issues, crashes and human error are listed as the top causes of liability loss for businesses, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS). Collectively, these top three causes of loss for businesses account …

Re/Insurers Can Help Bridge Protection Gap with Technology: GA Report

Digital technologies can be harnessed by the re/insurance industry to narrow insurance protection gaps in developing and emerging markets, thereby improving societal resilience after natural disasters, according to a report published by the Geneva Association. However, the protection gap problem …

Emerging Markets to Drive Insurance Sector Growth in 2017: Swiss Re

The global economy is expected to grow moderately over the next two years, supporting continued growth in insurance premium volumes, according to a Swiss Re report. Growth in global non-life premiums is forecast to fall slightly from 2.4 percent in …

XL Catlin Opens 2nd Mexico Office; Matthey Named Client Distribution Leader

XL Catlin has opened a second office in Mexico, located in Monterrey, and appointed Carlos Matthey as client distribution leader in that location. Monterrey is the capital of the state of Nuevo León, which has an economy comparable to that …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions & Bradesco Seguros Agree to Form Brazilian Large-Risk Insurer

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd. and Rio de Janeiro-based Bradesco Seguros S.A.* have signed definitive agreements under which Bradesco Seguros will contribute its commercial large-risk portfolio to Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Brasil Seguros S.A. (SRCSB). The agreements include SRCSB’s exclusive …

Emerging Markets to See Strong Non-Life Premium Growth in Years Ahead: JLT Re

Despite recent slowdowns, emerging economies are expected to outperform advanced markets over the next five years, according to a report published by JLT Re. The emerging economies examined in the JLT Re study are also expected to gain an increasing …