Covid-19 hit pushes Beazley into pre-tax loss in H1 2020


Beazley has reported a pre-tax loss of $13.8m (£10.8m) for the first six months of 2020 (H1 2019: profit of $166.4m).

The provider also explained that impact from claims arising from Covid-19 had driven its combined operating ratio to 107%, compared to 100% in the first half of last year.

Beazley estimated that its pandemic-related losses to amount to $170m net of reinsurance split between political, accident and contingency ($70m) and marine, property and reinsurance ($100m).


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