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Hiscox Ltd (HSX.L)

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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Hiscox Mean Gender Pay Gap 31.1 Pct, Mean Bonus Gap 71.1 Pct
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 04:37am EDT 

March 13 (Reuters) - Hiscox Ltd ::HISCOX LTD - MEDIAN HOURLY PAY GAP IN UK IS 26.2%, OR ON A MEAN BASIS, 31.1%- 2017 UK GENDER PAY REPORT.HISCOX LTD -PAY GAP IS DRIVEN BY HAVING FEWER WOMEN AT SENIOR LEVELS AT HISCOX.HISCOX LTD - REPORTED A MEDIAN BONUS GAP OF 49.5%, OR ON A MEAN BASIS 71.1% IN 2017.  Full Article

Average Global Insurance Pricing Rose In Q4 For The First Time Since 2013- Marsh
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 03:58am EST 

Feb 28 (Reuters) - Marsh:MARSH- AVERAGE GLOBAL INSURANCE PRICING INCREASED IN Q4 2017 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE Q1 2013.MARSH- PRICE RISE DRIVEN LARGELY BY GLOBAL PROPERTY INSURANCE PRICING, AFFECTED BY LARGE CATASTROPHE LOSSES IN Q3.MARSH- AVERAGE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE PRICING INCREASED BY 0.8% IN Q4 2017, COMPARED TO A DECREASE OF 1.9% IN Q3 2017.MARSH- GLOBALLY, PROPERTY INSURANCE PRICING INCREASED 3.2% IN Q4 2017, COMPARED TO A 2.4% DECREASE IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.MARSH- REGIONALLY, AVERAGE INSURANCE PRICING INCREASED IN THE UK, LATIN AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA IN Q4 2017.MARSH- US CYBER INSURANCE PRICING INCREASED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN Q4 2017 SINCE Q4 2016.MARSH- AVERAGE INSURANCE PRICING DECREASED IN THE US, CONTINENTAL EUROPE, AND ASIA.  Full Article

Hiscox's FY profit slumps after catastrophic 2017
Monday, 26 Feb 2018 02:10am EST 

Feb 26 (Reuters) - Hiscox Ltd ::FINAL DIVIDEND 19.5 PENCEPER SHARE.TOTAL DIVIDEND UP 5.5 PERCENT TO 29 PENCEPER SHARE.FY GROSS PREMIUMS WRITTEN 2,549.3 MILLION STG VERSUS 2,402 MILLION STG REPORTED A YEAR AGO.FY PROFIT BEFORE TAX EXCLUDING FX OF £93.6 MILLION.MARKET PRICING HAS IMPROVED AND AS A CONSEQUENCE WE HAVE GROWTH AMBITIONS FOR EVERY PART OF OUR BUSINESS- CEO.FY PROFIT BEFORE TAX 30.8 MILLION STG VERSUS 354.5 MILLION STG AS REPORTED YEAR AGO."IT'S HARD NOT TO FEEL TORMENTED BY REGULATION".FY GROUP COMBINED RATIO ‍99.9​ PERCENT VERSUS 84.2 PERCENT AS REPORTED A YEAR AGO.FY RETURN ON EQUITY ‍1.5​ PERCENT VERSUS. 23 PERCENT AS REPORTED A YEAR AGO.HISCOX - "WORKING HARD TO NAVIGATE GEOPOLITICAL ISSUES SUCH AS BREXIT, US TAX REFORM, GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION AND NY'S CYBERSECURITY REGS".  Full Article

Hiscox Says two senior appointments
Thursday, 8 Feb 2018 04:00am EST 

Feb 8 (Reuters) - Hiscox Ltd ::STEVE LANGAN, CEO OF HISCOX UK & EUROPE, WILL RELOCATE TO NEW YORK TO TAKE UP ROLE OF CEO HISCOX USA, EFFECTIVE FROM 1 JULY 2018.‍BEN WALTER, CEO OF HISCOX USA, WILL RELOCATE TO LONDON TO TAKE UP NEWLY CREATED ROLE OF CEO HISCOX GLOBAL RETAIL, WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JULY 2018​.BEN AND STEVE WILL REMAIN ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND HISCOX WILL BEGIN PROCESS OF RECRUITING A NEW UK & IRELAND CEO IN AUTUMN.  Full Article

Hiscox Ltd says 9-month ‍gross written premiums up by 12.4 pct to 2.09 bln pounds
Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017 02:01am EST 

Nov 7 (Reuters) - HISCOX LTD :​:9-MONTH ‍GROSS WRITTEN PREMIUMS GREW BY 12.4% TO £2,088.8 MILLION​.‍CLAIMS ARISING FROM MEXICO EARTHQUAKES AND CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE MATERIAL FOR GROUP​.NOW ESTIMATE COMBINED NET CLAIMS FOR HURRICANES HARVEY, IRMA AND MARIA OF $225 MILLION AGAINST A ESTIMATE US$225 MILLION FOR HARVEY AND IRMA ​."‍WE ARE SEEING SIGNS OF A HARDENING MARKET​".IN LOSS-AFFECTED AND LOSS-EXPOSED US PROPERTY LINES BUSINESS WE ARE SEEING INCREASES OF BETWEEN 10% AND 50% AND SOMETIMES MORE​.‍FOR REINSURANCE, ANTICIPATE DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES IN RATES FOR US CATASTROPHE-EXPOSED BUSINESS AT IMPORTANT JANUARY RENEWALS​.‍NEW EUROPEAN INSURANCE COMPANY, HISCOX S.A., HAS BEEN FORMALLY INCORPORATED IN LUXEMBOURG WHERE WE HAVE STARTED TO BUILD A SMALL LOCAL TEAM​.‍SUBJECT TO FINAL REGULATORY APPROVAL, WE ARE ON TRACK TO START WRITING INTO NEW CARRIER IN LUXEMBOURG FROM Q2 2018​.DRAFT BILL SEEKS TO LEVY A 20% EXCISE TAX ON PAYMENTS MADE TO FOREIGN AFFILIATES WHICH COULD HAVE IMPACT ON INTERNAL REINSURANCE ARRANGEMENTS​.  Full Article

Hiscox to increase capacity to 1.6 bln stg amidst "widespread market turn"​
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 05:29am EDT 

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Hiscox Ltd :‍ENVISAGES A 2018 CAPACITY OF £1.6 BILLION FOR SYNDICATE 33, SUBJECT TO LLOYD'S APPROVAL​.‍THIS REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF £450 MILLION FROM 2017​.‍INCREASE IN CAPACITY IS DRIVEN BY AN ANTICIPATED IMPROVEMENT IN MARKET.‍INCREASE IN CAPACITY IS DRIVEN BY DESIRE TO HAVE SUFFICIENT CAPACITY AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A WIDESPREAD MARKET TURN​.HISCOX - ‍INCREASE FOLLOWS A PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANT CATASTROPHE ACTIVITY IN 2017 IN WHICH MORE THAN $100 BILLION OF INDUSTRY CAPITAL IS ESTIMATED DESTROYED​.  Full Article

Hiscox appoints Kate Markham as CEO for its London market business
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 03:35am EDT 

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Hiscox Ltd :APPOINTMENT OF KATE MARKHAM AS CEO FOR ITS LONDON MARKET BUSINESS, SUBJECT TO REGULATORY APPROVAL‍​.HISCOX - IT IS NEW POSITION WORKING CLOSELY WITH PAUL LAWRENCE, WHO REMAINS CUO OF HISCOX LONDON MARKET AND JOINT ACTIVE UNDERWRITER FOR SYNDICATE 33.HISCOX - KATE MARKHAM AND PAUL LAWRENCE WILL BE ON THE HISCOX LTD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.  Full Article

Hiscox appoints Tom Shewry as director of group finance
Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 04:04am EDT 

Sept 20 (Reuters) - HISCOX LTD ::SAYS APPOINTMENT OF TOM SHEWRY TO ROLE OF DIRECTOR OF GROUP FINANCE.  Full Article

Hiscox sees rise in U.S. property insurance rates after Harvey, Irma
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 07:21am EDT 

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Hiscox Ltd ::CEO- COSTS FOR HARVEY ARE HOPPING AROUND $20-30 BILLION AND IRMA BETWEEN $30-40 BILLION, MAKING THEM VERY BIG HURRICANES.CEO- IT HAS BEEN A VERY EXPENSIVE YEAR FOR NATURAL CATASTROPHES AND CLEARLY WE ARE NOT YET FINISHED WITH THE HURRICANE SEASON.CEO- (HURRICANES) WILL DEFINITELY HAVE THE IMPACT OF ELIMINATING PRICE REDUCTIONS, LOSS-AFFECTED AREAS WILL SEE PRICE RISES.CEO- BIGGER TICKET PROPERTY AREA WILL SEE PRICE RISES BECAUSE THAT WAS A VERY UNDER-PRICED AREA BEFORE HAND.  Full Article

Hiscox reports HY PBT of 102.6 mln stg
Monday, 31 Jul 2017 02:01am EDT 

July 31 (Reuters) - HISCOX LTD ::INTERIM DIVIDEND 9.5 PENCEPER SHARE.PROFITS BEFORE TAX UP 12.5 PCT EXCLUDING IMPACT OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE.HY ‍GROSS PREMIUMS WRITTEN 1,459.6 MLN STG VERSUS 1,288.5 MILLION​ STG.HY ‍NET PREMIUMS EARNED 936.6 MILLION STG VERSUS 767.5 MILLION STG​.HY ‍PROFIT BEFORE TAX 102.6 MILLION STG VERSUS 206.0 MILLION​ STG.HY ‍EARNINGS PER SHARE 34.9P​.SAYS ‍INTERIM DIVIDEND PER SHARE 9.5P​.LOOK FORWARD WITH CAUTION TO SECOND HALF OF YEAR AS HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES.HY ‍NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE 657.7P​.HY ‍GROUP COMBINED RATIO 91.0 PCT VERSUS 80.7 PCT​.HY ‍RETURN ON EQUITY (ANNUALISED) 11.1 CPT VERSUS 28.3 PCT​.  Full Article

UPDATE 1-Underwriter Hiscox's premiums rise, London improves

May 8 Lloyd's of London underwriter Hiscox saw insurance rates in London improve in the first quarter and its overall gross written premiums rise 24 percent, helped by strong demand for flood and other property insurance.