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Ping An Profit Rises, Along With Investment Returns

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., China’s second-largest insurer, said profit rose in the third quarter as banking revenue expanded and a stock-market rally bolstered investment returns. Net income climbed to 10.3 billion yuan ($1.68 billion), or 1.23 yuan a share, …

Montpelier Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based provider of short-tail reinsurance and other specialty lines, reported operating income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, of $39.9 million, or $0.86 per common share, compared with $71.5 million, or $1.38 per …

Best’s Report on Bermuda Re/Insurers Sees over 10% ROE for 2012

There are still several weeks until the end of the year, but forecasts are unlikely to change very much as far as Bermuda’s re/insurers are concerned. A new special report from A.M. Best indicates that “2012 is shaping up as …

Investor Protest Votes on Executive Pay Here to Stay

Company directors will remain under pressure from shareholders over executive pay long after the market downturn ends and lawmakers stop the heckling that has helped prompt votes against remuneration policies at this year’s annual meetings. Investors and directors say the …

Lloyd’s Posts $822 Million Overall Loss for 2011

The loss, announced today by Lloyd’s of London, shows just how severe the second costliest year for catastrophes on record for the insurance industry actually was. Lloyd’s announced a loss of £516 million ($822 million) for 2011 – a large, …

Reagan Survey: Organic Growth and Profitability Continues to Improve for Privately-held Insurance Agencies and Brokerages

Atlanta, GA, 02/12/12 – Reagan Consulting released its 2011 year-end Organic Growth and Profitability Survey (OGP Survey) results today.  The OGP Survey, now in its fourth year, is a real-time indicator of quarterly growth and profitability results for privately-held insurance …