Editors' picks for the week include a look at S&P Global Market Intelligence's revised projections for the P&C industry and a report on why many large P&C insurers are expected to post year over year earnings declines for the fourth quarter of 2016.
A sense of déjà vu in latest report of OneBeacon sale process
The text of a Jan. 18 Bloomberg News article should have looked familiar to followers of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd. The news service opened the piece with identical language to an April 8, 2015, article in reporting that the White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd.-majority-owned OneBeacon is once again exploring a sale.
For D.A. Davidson, long relationships lead to big deals
In a 28-day period, D.A. Davidson & Co. landed the two biggest depository M&A deals in the investment bank's history.
Davos panelists focus on regulation in future of financial technology
Several financial services executives and scholars discussed the increasing importance of technology in finance on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Weak private auto results could put P&C industry at a loss
Downward pressure on premium writings in select commercial lines of business in combination with escalating private-passenger auto loss ratios through the first three quarters of 2016 may lead to slightly higher full-year combined ratios for the U.S. property and casualty industry in the near term, revised S&P Global Market Intelligence projections show.
Many large P&C insurers expected to post YOY declines in Q4'16 earnings
Sell-side analysts are not particularly upbeat on the fourth quarter of 2016 for many of the largest property and casualty and multiline insurers. With a few exceptions, analysts are forecasting lower year-over-year operating earnings per share for the 10 largest U.S.-exchange-traded P&C and multiline insurers by market cap.