Insurers News

Brit Reports H1 After-Tax Profit of US$6.4M, Compared to $94.5m in 2014

London-based Brit plc, which completed its merger with Fairfax Financial Holdings in the first half of this year, reported operating profit before foreign exchange and transaction related expenses of $70.9 million, compared with $172.3 million in the first half of …

Generali 2nd Quarter Profit Rises 51% on Life Business

Assicurazioni Generali SpA said second-quarter profit rose 51 percent, beating analysts’ estimates, after earnings from life insurance surged. The shares climbed in Milan. Net income at Italy’s biggest insurer increased to 626 million euros ($687 million) from 415 million euros a year …

Generali Acquires MyDrive Solutions, a UK Data Analysis Firm

Trieste-based Generali Group announced that it has acquired MyDrive Solutions, a UK company that uses data analytics tools to profile driving behavior. MyDrive Solutions, which was founded in 2010, specializes in identifying innovative and tailor-made products for customers as well …

AIA New Business Value Advances 21% in First Half on China

AIA Group Ltd., the third-largest Asia-based insurer by market value, posted a 21 percent increase in new business value as China became its second-largest market for the first time by that measure. The gauge of projected profitability of new policies …

Re/insurance Market Conditions Will Lead to More M&A Activity: A.M. Best

Merger and takeover activity is likely to continue in the coming months as re/insurers increasingly seek ways to deploy capital and create scale against a backdrop of ongoing soft market conditions and weak investment returns, according to a special report …

Quadriplegic Missionary Gets $26M Settlement in Montana Crash

Insurers for the Southern Baptist Convention have agreed to pay $26 million to a man who was paralyzed and suffered brain damage in a rollover crash during a 2009 missionary trip in Montana, Attorney Anders Blewett said Tuesday. The insurance …

Munich Re’s ERGO May Cancel Purchase of Greek Insurer on Instability

Munich Re’s ERGO Insurance unit may cancel its planned 90.1 million euro ($100 million) acquisition of Greece’s ATE Insurance SA if the country doesn’t return to stability. “Depending upon how the political situation develops, it is possible that we will exercise the right …

A.M. Best: Eurozone Insurers Remain Robust Despite Instability in Greece

The impact of Greece exiting the eurozone is likely to hit market confidence in the region, although (re)insurers operating in the economic bloc are well positioned to withstand a continued period of volatility, according to a briefing published by A.M. …

Low Interest Rates Challenge European Insurers: A.M. Best Report

The low interest rate environment represents a significant challenge for insurers, according to a report published by A.M. Best. “European insurers are struggling to generate investment income as the majority of their invested assets are held in high-quality fixed-income securities,” …

CNA Hardy Appoints Clements as Distribution Director, Europe

CNA Hardy has appointed Andy Clements as distribution director, Europe.  He will report to Elliot Miller, head of UK regions and Luc Malâtre, VP field operations. Clements will be responsible for building effective and long lasting strategic relationships with broker …