2017 looks to be a difficult year for insurance companies as extreme weather and earthquakes have caused elevated levels of economic and social costs. How insurance companies handle their obligations will come into focus as payouts need to be paid from liability reserves and cushioned by investment portfolios. Furthermore, 2017’s hurricanes came at a time when insurers are considering their portfolios as a larger source of revenue.
*As of June 30. **Arithmetic average. Sources: Bloomberg LP, Munich RE NatCatService, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
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