Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 18 Mar 2018

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P&C carriers return less capital in 2017

  • Iulia Ciutina 13 March 2018
  • Capital management trends at the US-listed companies we follow were disrupted in 2017 by higher catastrophe losses and M&A activity.

    The amount of capital returned to shareholders fell year on year for both our Bermuda and US specialty composites, largely due to lower share repurchases.

    In total, share repurchases fell by $1.5bn, or 67 percent, for our Bermuda composite. For our US specialty composite, share repurchases were $160mn lower year over year, a 44 percent drop.

    Of course, the main...

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