A.M.BestTV: Analysts Discuss Rebounding Workers' Compensation Line; State of Europe's Insurance Markets; U.K. Non-Life Pressures

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--A.M. Best’s latest episode of “First Monday,” the monthly program featuring commentary by the company's leading analysts, examines how the U.S. workers' compensation line has sustained positive results and how Europe's insurers, including U.K. non-life writers, are faring.

Topics this episode of "First Monday" cover are as follows:

  • Workers' Compensation Line Sustains Positive Gains: Senior Financial Analyst Gordon McLean said that while the U.S. workers’ compensation industry has marked a third consecutive year of improvement in underwriting performance, the line's reserve position remains inadequate: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=fmworkerscomp1114.
  • Eurozone Calm Gives Insurers Time to Rebuild Positions: Stefan Holzberger, managing director of analytics in A.M. Best's London office, said that European companies are building up capital cushions in case there are more macroeconomic difficulties within the eurozone: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=fmeurozone1114.
  • Competition, Regulation Squeezing U.K. Non-Life Sector: Catherine Thomas, director of analytics in A.M. Best’s London office, talks about how the profit margins of U.K. non-life insurers remain under pressure in an extremely competitive environment and where the markets stand on Solvency II: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=fmuknonlife1114.

Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=firstmonday1014 to view the video program.

Each month, “First Monday” will provide A.M. Best’s point of view concerning timely topics or growing trends that are affecting (re)insurance company operations, and in some cases, the analytics behind Best’s Credit Ratings process. Go to http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=firstmonday1014 to view the latest edition. To suggest topics for A.M. Best’s analytic teams to address, send an e-mail to FirstMonday@ambest.com.

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Contacts

A.M. Best Co.
Jim Peavy
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
(908) 439-2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best Co.
Jim Peavy
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
(908) 439-2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com