Lancashire News

Q3 Catastrophe Losses Will Bring Rate Hikes by London Market Insurers: Fitch

Catastrophe losses from the recent U.S. hurricanes and Mexican earthquakes will lead to price rises on London market insurers’ loss-affected lines and could also affect wider market pricing trends, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. The total industry …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

Lloyd’s Insurers’ Stocks Fall on Possible Claims from Hurricane Harvey

Lloyd’s of London insurers dropped amid speculation that they will suffer losses from Tropical Storm Harvey that’s battering Houston, the epicenter of the U.S. oil industry. The storm, which which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane and then drifted …

Lloyd’s Insurers Urged to Focus on U/W Discipline as 2016 Losses Loom

Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London lost money in 2016, driving the 90-plus syndicates in the insurance market to be more selective in the risks they take on and forcing Lloyd’s to cut its subscription rates. To tackle the downturn in …

Reinsurance Execs at Rendez-Vous Question Recent High-Priced M&As

Global reinsurance executives who met in Monaco questioned whether a frenzy of mergers in Europe means buyers of Lloyd’s of London insurance companies are paying too much. Deal-making will continue after Tokyo-based MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. agreed last week …

Woodford Investment Cashes in Amlin Stake After Record Takeover Offer

Neil Woodford cashed in his entire 107.5 million-pound ($166 million) stake in Amlin Plc after Tuesday’s takeover offer by a Japanese competitor sent the Lloyd’s of London insurer’s shares to a record high. The fund manager sold 16.4 million Amlin …

Amlin Deal Puts M&A Spotlight on 4 Remaining Publicly Traded Lloyd’s Insurers

Amlin Plc’s $5.3 billion takeover by a Japanese competitor has put the remaining four publicly traded Lloyd’s of London insurers in the spotlight for a possible takeover. Beazley Plc, Hiscox Ltd., Lancashire Holdings Ltd. and Novae Group Plc all rallied …

Lancashire’s CEO Maloney Dismisses Value of Merger with Larger Rival

Lancashire Holdings Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Alex Maloney dismissed suggestions the insurer would be better off combining with a larger competitor. “I don’t really buy the bigger is better thing,” Maloney said on a conference call with analysts Wednesday. “I …

Lancashire 1st Half Profit Drops 10% Amid ‘Pricing Pressures’ at Lloyd’s

Lancashire Holdings Ltd. reported a 10 percent fall in first-half profit amid “pricing pressure” in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. The company said pretax profit decreased to $88.6 million in the six months through June, while gross written premiums …

Ratings Recap: Lancashire (notes), Adamjee, Milli Re

A.M. Best Co. has assigned a debt rating of “bbb” to $130 million 5.70 percent senior unsecured fixed interest notes due in 2022 of the recently filed offering by Bermuda-based Lancashire Holdings Limited. The net proceeds from the debt issuance …