Fairfax Financial celebrated the best year in its 32 year history in 2017 even though its re/insurance ventures faced significant catastrophe losses.
Allianz's property and casualty business saw gross premiums written rise in 2017 but operating profits dropped slightly.
The firm's US primary insurance unit posted a profit for the year, but its international primary unit and global reinsurance segment took heavy hits from last year's catastrophes.
A lack of meaningful assessments of a company's actual cyber risk has left many in the dark as to what they are really facing.
Recent high profile data breaches are setting the stage for a possible national breach notification law, which would help remove uncertainty for cyber insurers and their cedants alike.
Although the firm has improved its performance in Asia, the region is the smallest by far in terms of both gross premiums written and profit contribution for the Australian insurer.
Underwriting, investment and net income were all up for the Japanese firm during the last nine months of 2017 when compared with the same period in 2016.
The company's international unit took the greatest hit from last year's catastrophes, while its US operations saw a less drastic drop in income as well.
Chronically low hydrocarbon prices have left the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council looking to reinvent themselves economically which has presented insures in the region with new challenges and opportunities, according to AM Best.
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