The running total of global covid-19 related losses, reserves and estimates reported by insurers and reinsurers to Zurich-based financial services advisory PeriStrat LLC, were $US20.75bn ($A29bn) as of July 28, according to Reinsurance News.
A stoush between UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and insurers over cover for business interruption (BI) during the covid-19 pandemic has erupted before Lord Justice Julian Flaux and Justice Christopher Butcher hearing a test case in the British High Court to find clarity on the issue.
QBE expects to report a 1H20 net statutory loss after tax of about $US750m ($A1.05bn), reflecting the impact of COVID-19, catastrophe experience and prior accident year claims development combined with a net investment loss of about $US125m because of extreme investment market volatility.
Climate change risk is the “new normal”, Group CEO Pat Regan says in QBE’s annual report, released today with its FY19 results showing 4.2% drop in net profit after tax on FY18, to $US622m ($A924.6m).
The QBE Insurance Group board has elected Mike Wilkins to succeed Marty Becker as group chair from March 1.