Beazley plc

Type: Company
Name: Beazley plc
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Large projects see PRI demand soar

Financing large infrastructure projects has caused a surge in demand for political risk insurance (PRI) in recent years and prices have generally softened as a result.Vice-president and COO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Miga), Michel ... [Published Global Trade Review - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Aviation insurance market losses could exceed $2 billion in 2014

London:Losses in aviation insurance market could exceed US$2 billion in 2014 in the wake of recent air disasters including the downing of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 on 17 July. Other aviation losses that will result in higher insurance costs ... [Published Asia Insurance Post - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

International insurers’ London presence to diminish amid increased competition

Analysts expect other firms to follow in Beazley’s footsteps by looking elsewhereIncreased competition is leading international insurers to shrink their presence in the Lloyd’s and London market in favour of boosting activity in more profitable areas ... [Published Insurance Insight - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Hiscox Writes Less Reinsurance as Competition Hurts Pricing

Hiscox Ltd. Chairman Robert Childs said the Lloyd’s of London insurer is writing less “big ticket” reinsurance as excess capital pushes rates lower.The second-largest Lloyd’s insurer by market value reported a 22 percent drop in gross written premiums ... [Published Insurance Journal - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Hiscox writes less reinsurance as competition hurts pricing

(Bloomberg) -- Hiscox Ltd. Chairman Robert Childs said the Lloyd’s of London insurer is writing less “big ticket” reinsurance as excess capital pushes rates lower.The second-largest Lloyd’s insurer by market value reported a 22% drop in gross written ... [Published PropertyCasualty360.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

US recovery lifts Beazley profit

A stronger US economy and a turnaround in Australia have helped Dublin-based Beazley post a 58% rise in profit to $US114.1 million ($121.13 million) for the six months to June 30.“Our largest division, specialty lines, benefitted from the steady recovery ... [Published InsuranceNews.com.au - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Beazley PLC Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (LON:BEZ)

Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) has been given a consensus rating of "Buy" by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, . Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation ... [Published American Banking News - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

For Beazley, tenth anniversary of U.S. business coincides with strong growth

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading specialist insurer Beazley recorded strong growth in the first half of 2014 on business underwritten locally in the United States. Gross written premiums rose 14% over the same period in 2013, ... [Published MoneyShow.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Publication of Base Prospectus

Beazley plcDublin, 24 July 2014BEAZLEY PLC PUBLICATION OF BASE PROSPECTUSThe following base prospectus has been approved by the UK Listing Authority and is available for viewing:Base prospectus dated 24 July 2014 relating to the update by Beazley plc ... [Published MoneyAM - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Beazley Cites Stronger Investment Return as First-Half Pretax Profit Rises 61%

Citing the effects of an improvement in investment performance, specialist Lloyd's insurer Beazley plc reported a 61% increase in pretax profit to US$132.9 million in the first half of 2014, from ... ... [Published A.M. Best - Jul 22 2014]
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First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 10 reports

Beazley reports $132.9M profit in 2014 first half

Beazley P.L.C. reported pretax profit of $132.9 million for the first six months of 2014, up 61.5% posted for the comparable period last year, the Dublin-based insurer and reinsurer said Tuesday.The profit was boosted largely by investment income of $46.8 ... [Published Business Insurance - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Beazley H1 Profit Climbs, Boosts Dividend; Shares Rise - Update

Beazley Plc (BEZ.L) Tuesday reported a sharp increase in first-half profit, helped by continued underwriting profitability as well as a significant rise in investment returns. The company also declared a higher interim dividend. The shares rose about ... [Published RTTNews.com - Jul 22 2014]

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Angus Campbell, Senior Analyst at FxPro, said that the GDP figures are "like to move the market most - this is because tonight's [Fed meeting] does not include a press conference and so there's unlikely to be any changes to what we saw or heard last month"
She said: "We're waiting to get on the ground and work out the details. You never get an exact figure straight away."
...9m, from £1.02bn in the first half of 2013, Masojada said: "GWP is down but I'm pleased that's its up 4.6% in underlying currency because that tells me that the underlying business is growing."
"The rationale behind our expansion into the U S market was to gain access to business that would not normally be seen by underwriters at Lloyd's" Beazley chief executive officer Andrew Horton told the company's investors on Tuesday. "This has proven to be the case."

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Large projects see PRI demand soar [Published Global Trade Review - Jul 30 2014]
London open: Stocks slip as investors digest ea... [Published BullBearings - Jul 30 2014]
Aviation insurance market losses could exceed $... [Published Asia Insurance Post - Jul 29 2014]
International insurers’ London presence to dimi... [Published Insurance Insight - Jul 29 2014]
Hiscox Writes Less Reinsurance as Competition H... [Published Insurance Journal - Jul 29 2014]
Hiscox writes less reinsurance as competition h... [Published PropertyCasualty360.com - Jul 28 2014]
Masojada hails underlying currencies growth but... [Published Insurance Insight - Jul 28 2014]
US recovery lifts Beazley profit [Published InsuranceNews.com.au - Jul 28 2014]
Beazley PLC Receives Average Recommendation of ... [Published American Banking News - Jul 26 2014]
For Beazley, tenth anniversary of U.S. business... [Published MoneyShow.com - Jul 24 2014]
Publication of Base Prospectus [Published MoneyAM - Jul 24 2014]
Thinksoft Global Services Q1 FY15 Total Revenue... [Published Business Wire India - Jul 24 2014]
Beazley CEO: Downing of Malaysia Airlines Fligh... [Published A.M. Best - Jul 23 2014]
Anthony Hilton: Ukip wrong to ignore this messa... [Published London Evening Standard - Jul 23 2014]
Flight MH17: Aviation insurance rate likely to ... [Published London Evening Standard - Jul 23 2014]
Beazley Cites Stronger Investment Return as Fir... [Published A.M. Best - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley reports $132.9M profit in 2014 first half [Published Business Insurance - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley PLC Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” ... [Published American Banking News - Jul 22 2014]
Can Beazley PLC Oust Aviva plc, Prudential plc ... [Published Interactive Investor - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley CEO Horton braced for MH17 war claims [Published Insurance Insight - Jul 22 2014]
Investment returns boost insurer Beazley's firs... [Published Sharenet - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley posts steady results in competitive market [Published Intelligent Insurer - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley ‘strong’ thanks to US growth [Published Insurance Age - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley Interim Pretax Profit Rises On Investme... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley H1 Profit Climbs, Boosts Dividend; Shar... [Published RTTNews.com - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley Plc declares first interim dividend [Published Reuters - Jul 22 2014]
US growth helps Beazley to 61.5% profit boost [Published Insurancetimes.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]
BEAZLEY : Interim Pretax Profit Rises On Invest... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 22 2014]
Beazley US strength ensures first half beats ex... [Published BullBearings - Jul 22 2014]
BEAZLEY : announces interim results [Published 4 Traders - Jul 22 2014]
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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Beazley Insurance ... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Feb 21 2014]
OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a” of Beazley Insurance Company, Inc. (BICI) (Farmington, CT), a subsidiary of Beazley plc (Beazley) [LSE: BEZ]. The outlook ...
EUROPEAN EQUITY OPENING HEADLINES INCLUDING: Eq... [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom website - Feb 06 2014]
Asia Equities across the region traded with gains as markets continued to stabilise following the heavy sell-off seen at the beginning of the week. The Nikkei 225 initially traded higher to briefly test the 14,300 level, but then dipped into negative ...
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Volatile weather patterns spur renewed interest... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Jun 23 2014]
Thomas Moore joins Beazley to develop surety re... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Jun 04 2014]
Beazley Expands Credit Monitoring Services to C... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - May 28 2014]
Beazley Expands US Builders Risk Footprint [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Apr 24 2014]
Beazley, Navigant Release Information Security ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Apr 22 2014]
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