GARD: Status report as at 20 August 2022
In spite of financial and economic uncertainty, we are pleased to report that as at 20 August 2022, on a consolidated basis,1 Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. (the “Association”) and its subsidiaries (together, “Gard” or the “group”), has improved its insurance performance significantly for the current year, while the investment losses reflect the challenging macro-economic situation. The financial rating remains strong with an A+ (stable outlook) rating by Standard and Poor’s.
Key accounting and performance figures, and decisions taken by the Association’s Board of Directors
can be summarised as follows:
- A loss after tax of USD 49 million on an Estimated Total Call (ETC) basis
- A technical profit of USD 68 million on an ETC basis
- A Combined Ratio Net (CRN) of 85 per cent on an ETC basis, including a CRN for M&E of 68 per cent
- A non-technical result of USD -117 million
- Equity of USD 1,218 million on an Actual Call basis
- For the 2023 policy year, the Board has agreed a 5% Owners’ General Discount.
2023 P&I renewal
The group’s capital situation remains strong and stable despite the turbulence in the financial markets and the Board has decided to give an Owners’ General Discount of 5% on the agreed ETC for the 2023 policy year. The discount can be given due to the group’s strong capital position, good underwriting performance in total and an expectation of improved earnings on the fixed income side of the investment portfolio. The Board has also decided that premiums will have to be increased for P&I for the 2023 policy year to achieve a balanced underwriting result for owners P&I going forward. Individual Members’ rates will be adjusted to reflect their risk profile and claims record and most Members should expect an increase of between 5-7% with an acceptable record.
Although Gard has a high-quality membership, premium adjustments will have to be applied to maintain predictability and relative stability in the portfolio due to expected inflation. It is important to maintain balance in the insurance result on the mutual product, with a small expected loss. Any future excess capital for Gard as a group will continue to be deducted from the agreed ETC premium through an Owners’ General Discount. Any adjustments on the International Group’s reinsurance rates will be passed on to Members in accordance with usual practice.
Source: GARD, https://www.gard.no/Content/34453275/cache=20220711102156/MemberCircular_10_2022.pdf