XL Group's second quarter operating profit surged compared with the prior year owing to a major reduction in catastrophe-related losses.
Aspen saw its net premiums written decrease by close to a third during the second quarter of 2017 after the business took the decision to increase the amount of reinsurance it buys.
New regulations for autonomous vehicles proposed by Congress pose issues for insurers who will require considerable amounts of data for underwriting purposes.
A retrocessional cover with Harrington Re had a slight impact on Axis Capital's net premiums written, but the firm posted a sharp increase in underwriting income, as well as a lower combined ratio for the second half of 2017 compared with the same period last year.
RenaissanceRe beat analysts' forecasts after the firm recorded an improved underwriting result and strong investment return during the second quarter of this year.
Weak market conditions took their toll on net written premiums for Arch's insurance segment, while its reinsurance business was boosted by an increase in specialty business.
The $919m transaction will enhance Markel's insurtech and digital distribution capabilities according to the firm's co-chief executive.
Madrid-based international insurer Mapfre has upped its profit and premium in the first half of 2017.
Regulator IVASS has launched an industry-wide cyber study to help intermediaries assess digital threats.