Chubb reports 2022 annual results

The insurer saw net income of $5.3 billion for the full year, down from $8.5 billion in 2021.

The insurer released its results on Tuesday, reporting consolidated net written premiums of $41.8 billion. Property and casualty (P&C) net premiums were up 7.7%, or 10.3% in constant dollars.

While net income was down, P&C underwriting income saw a “record” year, at $4.6 billion, the insurer said in a press release. So too did core operating income, at $6.5 billion, up 15.9%.

Its P&C combined ratio improve in 2022, at 87.6% compared to 89.1% in 2021.

Chubb saw its investment portfolio face an unrealized loss position of $7.3 billion, versus an unrealized gain position of $2.3 billion at December 2021.

Chubb Q4 2022 results

For Q4 2022, Chubb reported net income of $1.3 billion and core operating income of $1.7 billion.

“Net income in the quarter was adversely impacted by adjusted net realized losses of $363 million after tax, principally due to the mark-to-market impact on private equities,” Chubb said in a press release.

Fourth quarter pre-tax catastrophe losses were $400 million, up on Q4 2021’s $275 million.

Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg hailed a “strong quarter” for the insurer.

“Our quarterly results included record net investment income, double-digit premium growth, and an excellent underwriting performance with an 88% combined ratio despite a true-up to our annual agriculture results reflecting a below-average crop year,” Greenberg said.

Pricing conditions in P&C “remain favourable”, according to the CEO, and the insurer expects future published growth to improve with the dollar weakening.

“In P&C, North America grew 9.7%, and so did Overseas General in constant dollars while declining 1.3% on a published basis, impacted by the strongest U.S. dollar in 20 years,” Greenberg said.

The insurer is off to a “strong start” in 2023, according to Greenberg.

“While there’s certainly plenty of risk and uncertainty in the operating environment globally – economic and geopolitical, from what we know and can control, ’23 should be a good year in terms of growth and earnings,” he said.

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