STATISTICS:

Berkshire Hathaway reports USD 3 billion losses from 3Q cat events

Berkshire Hathaway's operating earnings in the third quarter and first nine months of 2017 are net of pre-tax underwriting losses of approximately USD 3 billion (USD 1.95 billion after-tax) attributable to three major hurricanes (Harvey, Irma and Maria) and an earthquake in Mexico, the company reported in a press release.

Operating earnings in 2017 are also net of after-tax foreign currency exchange rate losses of USD 252 million in the third quarter and USD 847 million in the first nine months related to the revaluation of certain liabilities of BERKSHIRE and its U.S. based subsidiaries denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. In 2016, operating earnings included after-tax foreign currency exchange rate losses of USD 2 million in the third quarter and gains of USD162 million in the first nine months.

At September 30, 2017, Berkshire Hathaway's book value increased by 8.9% since yearend 2016 to USD 187,435 per Class A equivalent share. Insurance float (the net liabilities we assume under insurance contracts) at September 30, 2017 was approximately USD 113 billion, an increase of approximately USD 22 billion since yearend 2016.



Related articles

Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) - Best Recruiter in the Austrian insurance market

After receiving silver in the previous three years, VIG as the leading insurance company in Austria and the CEE, reached the top of the insurance industries for the first time in this year's BEST RECRUITERS study. In the study's cross-sector rating of 412 Austrian companies, VIG received the excellent 24th place.

2017-11-23

Slovenian SAVA Re's 3Q2017 net profit down by 7.5% y-o-y

Slovenian re/insurer SAVA Re said its consolidated 3Q2017 net profit decreased by 7.5% y-o-y to EUR 20.9 million euro. At the same time, the aggregate GWP was EUR 409.2 million, up by 4.8% y-o-y, while gross claims paid amounted to EUR 218.6 million, up from EUR 195.3 million a year before.

2017-11-21

EIG to buy 49% stake in Russian insurer RSO EUROINS

The Bulgarian financial holding EUROHOLD announced its insurance arm - EUROINS Insurance Group (EIG) will acquire a 49% stake in Russian non-life insurer RSO EUROINS. "The deal has been signed on November 16, 2017 and is expected to be finalised after obtaining regulatory approvals".

2017-11-21

Slovenia's TRIGLAV Group 3Q2017 net profit down by 2.4% y-o-y

The Slovenian TRIGLAV Group ended the first nine months of this year with a net profit of EUR 52.3 million, down by 2.4% compared to January-September 2016 (EUR 53.6 million), while the profit before tax totaled EUR 64.5 million (vs. EUR 67.5 million).

2017-11-21

ON THE MOVE

TOP EVENT

"Insurance and Pensions reloaded" - the 7th EIOPA Annual Conference

The 7th EIOPA Annual Conference takes place today in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A review of the current supervisory covergence issues and of the prospects of the Pan European Personal Pension Product are on the event's agenda, together with analyzing the ways in which regulation may enable innovation.

22.11.2017

photodune-3834701-laughing-girl-xs

"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" Conference took place in Vienna

"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" conference brought together in Vienna well-known insurance professionals from all over the world who analyzed the latest digital trends in the industry, taking into account the fast digitalization of the financial services providers' world, in particular in the insurance field, which is creating both huge opportunities and strong challenges for the players.

14.11.2017

photodune-3834701-laughing-girl-xs

Croatian Insurance Days Live

On 9 November has started in Opatija, Croatia, the 2017 edition of the Croatian Insurance Days Conference, the traditional meeting of the Croatian insurance top professionals with their European peers. XPRIMM Publications are supporting the event as Media Partners.

09.11.2017

photodune-3834701-laughing-girl-xs

The 2017 Baden Baden Meeting: Short recap

The Baden-Baden meeting, one of the key events in the reinsurance calendar, has just set the final point of this year's edition. XPRIMM Publications have reported from the meeting's premises. Let's recap!

26.10.2017

Baden Baden Headlines 3: CEE insurance markets are attractive for reinsurers

Central and Eastern Europe insurance markets are an important source of business for Lloyds, total premium income from this region increasing by EUR 64 million since 2010, pointed out the Lloyd's representative in a seminar dedicated to CEE insurance markets: "We are seeing strong growth from Czech Rep, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. At the same time are some contractions from Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary due to challenging trading conditions as political implications and other sanctions".

25.10.2017

Baden Baden Headlines 2: cyber insurance market set to grow under regulatory presure; nat cat events more frequent, but losses per event are decreasing

Asian insurance market, especially the Indian market - are considered to be "the new El-Dorado" of the global re/insurance market, with rapidly expanding markets and an dynamic environment: "Indian P&C re/insurance markets are expected to grow at a pace of 15% per annum", according  to Victor PEIGNET, CEO, Global P&C, SCOR SE. The French -based reinsurer setted-up its Indian branch in 2016, after the authorisation from the local market authority - IRDAI. India's re/insurance market has become more attractive for global companies following the relaxation of regulatory requirements, and lately, "big names" in the industry entered the market by opening branches: GEN Re, SCOR, Lloyd's of London, MUNICH Re, SWISS Re, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), HANNOVER Re, XL Catlin and others.

24.10.2017

BB Headlines: Rates are settled to increase following Q3 events

The main effect after the Q3 nat cat bill of over USD 100 billion: Global reinsures said - the "discounts and reductions in tariffs era" especially in European reinsurance market for the January 2018 renewals, will come to end. At the same time, some reinsurers might disappear and there are likely to be more mergers, acquisitions and run-offs processes.

23.10.2017

See all