Claims values & composition

  • Total cost of claims in the first six months of 2013 is greater than previous years at the same stage of development.
  • Large casualties biggest factor in the overall growth in claims.
  • In 2013, large claims (over $0.5m) contribute two thirds of the total claims cost.
  • Pool costs have fallen following the reduction in the Club’s share.
  • Crew illness claims have demonstrated a long-term inflationary increase of approximately 12% per annum.

Claims frequency & value

  • Claims frequency dropped sharply in 2009
  • The average cost per attritional claim has increased by 30% since 2006
  • The total cost of attritional claims is similar to 2006 despite the lower frequency
  • This graph shows average cost of an attritional claim. Figure 4, (page 5) shows total notified attritional claims

Financial strength

  • Higher claims experience in 2013 has led to the first fall in capital since 2008
  • The Club continues to hold sufficient capital to meet regulatory requirements and rating agency targets

Underwriting discipline

  • Combined ratio of 113% at the half year is outside the Club’s acceptable range
  • Claims inflation as well as large claims have led to the increase

Investment portfolio

  • Prudent investment portfolio with 76% of assets held in cash or fixed income securities
  • Equity element of the portfolio has performed well over the first six months of the year.

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Ship Finder


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