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IGIH posts 9pc rise in H1 gross premiums

DUBAI, September 3, 2017

Dubai-based International General Insurance Holdings (IGIH) has announced gross written premiums of $138.1 million for the first half (H1) of 2017 as compared to $126.8 million for H1 2016, an increase of 9 per cent.

Net profits amounted to $14.8 million in H1 2017 as compared to $19.8 million for the first half of 2016.

Overall, the Group reported a growth in total assets of 0.7 per cent to $824.2 million as of the first half of 2017 from $818.5 million as at the end of 2016. In addition, the Group saw growth in shareholder equity of 3.8 per cent to $322.9 million in the first half of 2017 from $311.2 million as at the end of 2016.

Net incurred claims decreased from $35.6 million in the first half of 2016 to $33.98 million in the first half of 2017.

Investments income rose to $7.9 million in the first half of 2017 from $5.1 million in the comparative

Wasef Jabsheh, vice chairman and chief executive officer of IGIH, said: “The business played to its technical strengths in underwriting and performed well as a result. We have remained focused on executing our strategy of disciplined and prudent underwriting during a challenging period in the market, and have stuck to our reputation for taking pricing decisions that reflect the realities of the market.”

The news follows Standard & Poor’s confirming its ‘A- Stable’ rating for IGI’s financial strength in July, and A.M. Best uplifting IGI’s rating to ‘A-Positive’ from ‘A-Stable’ in August.

“The business is entering an exciting period in its history,” said Jabsheh. “We are moving forward with a clear strategic plan to profitably grow our business by enhancing our geographic platforms and expanding lines of business and underwriting teams.” – TradeArabia News Service




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