International General Insurance Holdings Limited announces net earnings of $16.2 million for H1 2015 and announces a dividend of US $ 0.04 per share

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Published August 16th, 2015 - 04:35 GMT
International General Insurance Holdings
International General Insurance Holdings

International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGIH) reported earnings for the first half of the 2015 financial year.

Overall, the Group announced gross written premiums of $122.03 million as at 30th June 2015 as compared to $137.68 million for the previous year. Net earnings were $16.2 million as at 30th June 2015 against $18.5 million for the same period last year.

IGI reported a combined ratio of 88% in the first half of the year, matching the H1 2014 figure. The Group’s loss ratio came in at 52%, compared to IGI’s five-year average of 55.4%. In addition, the Group reported shareholder’s equity of $279 million as at 30th June 2015, an increase of 6% from 31st December 2014.

Commenting on the results, Mr. Wasef Jabsheh, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IGIH, said; “Softness in the market has put pressure on our top line figures, yet as in the past, we continue to be diligent on the business we underwrite with the focus on our bottom line. Our investment philosophy continues to remain conservative given the volatile market environment.”

He further went on to say: “I am very pleased with our results given current market conditions. As we continue to strengthen our underwriting platforms and expand our geographic reach, I have confidence that IGIH will endure the current market environment and continue to generate our target rate of return.”

In March, Standard and Poor’s upgraded the Group’s financial rating to A- from BBB+, and in July, A.M. Best affirmed its financial strength rating of A-.

Highlights for the first half of the year, as at 30th June 2015, are as hereunder, along with those for the previous year:





As at 30th Jun 2015 (US dollars)

As at 30st June 2014 (US dollars)




Gross written premium



Net underwriting profit



Investment income






Shareholder’s equity






Loss ratio, net



Acquisition cost ratio, net



General and administrative expenses ratio



Combined ratio



Return on equity



The Board of Directors of IGIH has proposed at its meeting of today dividends of US $0.04 a share for the first half.

- All figures are in US dollars - 

Background Information

International General Insurance Holdings

Established in 2001, we are an entrepreneurial business with a worldwide portfolio of Energy, Property, Construction & Engineering, Ports & Terminals, Financial Institutions, General Aviation, Professional Indemnity, Casualty, Directors’ and Officers’, Political Violence, Forestry and Treaty Reinsurance.

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