Insurance news from Allianz includes profit increases

Insurance News Snap Shot of Allianz Website

The Munich based insurer also saw a rise in P&C gross written premiums. Allianz SE has just announced its third quarter financial results for 2012, and part of this insurance news included a 32.8 percent increase over the operating profits at the same time in 2011, as well as a drop in natural catastrophe claims, and that property and casualty profits have edged upward. Overall, the insurer feels that this year was almost five times better than last year. Of course, it needs to be taken into account that in…

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Hartford Financial Services Group to focus on P&C insurance and group benefits

Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) has announced that it will be leaving its annuity business in order to concentrate on its property and casualty insurance and group benefits businesses, as well as its mutual funds business. This announcement follows closely behind the advice that had been offered in February by John Paulson, a hedge fund manager, when he encouraged Hartford to spin off its business for property and casualty insurance. Hartford’s response had been that it would look over the plan that had been submitted by Paulson, but cautioned that…

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