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Helios Underwriting Plc
16 August 2019
 

 

 

Helios Underwriting plc

("Helios" or the "Company")

 

Quarterly Syndicate Mid-point Forecasts

 

Helios, the unique investment vehicle which acquires and consolidates private underwriting capacity at Lloyd's, announces the current mid-point forecasts in respect of its portfolio of syndicate capacity for the 2017 and 2018 years of account based on 2nd quarter 2019 estimates.

 

 

 

      Year of Account

 

 

2017

2018

2019

 

£m

£m

£m

Capacity  - Position as at 1st January 2019

53.1

55.7

52.6

Retained

27.7

18.3

15.8

Reinsured

25.4

37.4

36.8

 

 

 

 

Capacity acquired since 1st January 2019

 

 

 

Retained

3.0

2.4

0.9

Reinsured

0.0

0.9

2.2

 

 

 

 

Capacity - Position as at 15th August 2019

 

 

Retained

30.7

20.7

16.7

Reinsured

25.4

38.3

39.0

 

56.1

59.0

55.7

 

 

 

 

Mid-point forecast at 30th June 2019

(8.95)%

(3.53)%

 

Current mid-point forecast

(7.40)%

(3.56)%

 

 

 

 

 

Lloyd's Market Average

(9.55)%

(4.44)%

 

Helios out performance

2.15%

0.88%

 

 

Notes

 

1)    The table shows the capacity as at 1st January 2019 separately showing the capacity acquired to date this year, splitting the capacity retained by Helios and the capacity that is ceded to quota share reinsurers.  Helios has acquired two LLV's in 2019 to date for £3.4m.

2)    The midpoint forecasts for 2017 and 2018 years of account as of 2nd quarter 2019 have been aggregated at syndicate level from estimates supplied by Managing Agents.

3)    The change in the midpoint estimates on the retained capacity over the year will be recognised in the Helios income statement in the year to 31st December 2019.

 

Nigel Hanbury, Chief Executive, commented:

 

"As the only quoted consolidator of private capital at Lloyd's, Helios offers a unique opportunity for growth and returns from exposure to the Lloyd's market through targeted acquisitions of capacity on the better quality syndicates.

 

Looking ahead, the number of LLV's for sale is increasing and we see attractive near-term opportunities to continue to consolidate the market and achieve improved outperformance against Lloyd's".

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Helios Underwriting plc

Nigel Hanbury - Chief Executive                                              07787530 404 / nigel.hanbury@huwplc.com

Arthur Manners - Chief Financial Officer                               07754 965 917

Shore Capital

Robert Finlay                                                                               020 7601 6100

David Coaten

 

About Helios

Helios provides a limited liability direct investment into the Lloyd's insurance market and is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker: HUW). Helios trades within the Lloyd's insurance market writing approximately £56m of capacity for the 2019 account. The portfolio provides a good spread of business being concentrated in property insurance and reinsurance. For further information please visit www.huwplc.com.

 


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