Annual returns of the ‘RISX’ equity index of listed companies with Lloyd’s businesses remained strong, and with lower correlation
With risk free rates at decade long highs, investment contribution is now a critical component of returns on equity
From the novelty of dedicated syndicates to BaU
Building a superior follow-only portfolio through class of business performance analysis
ICMR analysis shows (re)insurer P/b’s close to long term highs, but still relatively undervalued
As follow-only strategies gain momentum at Lloyd’s, how do you identify consistent gross outperformance?
Line of business performance data from multiple years of individual syndicate reports and accounts, captured and curated by ICMR, reveals a surprising dichotomy between gross and net underwriting performance
Lloyd’s stated year-on-year rate improvement not reflected in reported loss ratios
Using the reported data of the RISX index constituents ICMR forecasts Lloyd’s will report best underwriting result since 2014
Successful leaders and smart follow-onlys likely to benefit at the expense of a middle market squeeze
Are follow-only strategies a smart alternative to the model of value through verticalisation?
Successful follow-only strategies can create more value than those of traditional leadership roles
Enhance solvency using swaps to take advantage immediately post-event
ICMR’s mark-to-model valuation for Lloyd’s investments
New research analysis conducted by Gracechurch and ICMR shows that leading insurance CEO's should now treat brand development as a fundamental building block of any growth strategy
To assess whether investments in Lloyd’s are worthwhile, investors’ expected returns must be compared against the weighted average cost of capital (WACC).
It’s all about enhancing performance and timing the exit
Specialty (re)insurance is a difficult business to scale
A successful Lloyd’s underwriter is a good sales person first and foremost
Over 2/3 of Lloyd’s syndicates reported an underwriting profit
First look at Lloyd’s 2021 results
ICMR’s estimate is based on the aggregated combined ratio of the RISX equity index constituents.
RISX index suggests tidy return for Ascot’s investors
What do capital markets tell us about premium rate change for the global specialty (re)insurance industry?
With improving performance and an expanding range of options for investing, now may well be the best time for some while to be an investor at Lloyd’s.
Despite of another loss making year at Lloyd's, signs of a hardening market are becoming visible
The market is buoyant about near term underwriting conditions, but just how important are they to cross-cycle value creation compared to the performance of asset managers?
Was it worth it? Time will tell.
ICMR.Matrix; a new tool to assess which syndicates are best placed to win the race for more new business
The Casualty Actuarial Society publishes reserving paper using probabilistic programming
Research by ICMR shows that comparing stock performance of specialty re/insurance companies with the S&P 500 can provide new insight into the state of the insurance cycle
For the first time investors can review Lloyd’s syndicates’ return on capital and compare them directly with other re/insurers.
Lloyd's wrote £448bn of gross premiums since 2000, incurring gross claims to policyholders of £288bn, delivering a net combined ratio of 98% and generating £20bn for its investors. What happened?
Maintaining performance is one thing, improving performance is a lot more challenging
Only top quartile and very few second quartile performers achieved underwriting profits in 2019.
You don't have to be big to be successful, but you can get big if you are successful.
In 2019 there were 110 syndicates, including special purpose arrangements (SPA), of which 105 stated positive GWP, with 56 breaking even or generating a profit.
Today Lloyd's released the 2019 pro-forma results for the market stating a profit of £2.5bn. This is a huge improvement to last year's loss of £1bn, but is driven by investment income of £3.5bn