RSA not scared to "walk away" from business - Stephen Hester

stephen-hester

RSA group chief executive Stephen Hester has stated that the insurer’s UK and London market business is a “substantial headache”.

The comment followed RSA’s shock warning last week that its UK underwriting business had suffered a loss of £70m in the third quarter of 2018.

In addition, the combined operating ratio for the UK and London market business deteriorated to 110%.

In a call with analysts on 28 September Hester stated that a substantial amount of the loss was down to “random volatility

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