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Top 25 U.S Surplus Lines Groups By Direct Premiums Written, 2018

($000)

Rank Group Direct premiums written Percent of total U.S. surplus lines market
  Lloyd's Market $11,755,285 23.6%
1 American International Group 3,548,994 7.1
2 Markel Corporation Group 2,496,504 5.0
3 Berkshire Hathaway Ins. Group 2,198,681 4.4
4 W. R. Berkley Insurance Group 1,808,925 3.6
5 Nationwide Group 1,802,256 3.6
6 Chubb INA Group 1,474,717 3.0
7 AXA U.S. Group 1,443,759 2.9
8 Fairfax Financial (USA) Group 1,410,796 2.8
9 Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies 1,259,268 2.5
10 Alleghany Insurance Holdings Group 889,047 1.8
11 Zurich Financial Services Group NA 857,245 1.7
12 Argo Group 814,328 1.6
13 Tokio Marine U.S. PC Group 786,331 1.6
14 QBE Americas Group 735,075 1.5
15 Sompo Holdings U.S. Group 717,619 1.4
16 AXIS U.S. Operations 684,316 1.4
17 James River Group 661,454 1.3
18 Starr International Group 634,174 1.3
19 Great American P&C Group 633,022 1.3
20 CNA Insurance Companies 572,259 1.1
21 Swiss Reinsurance Group 563,396 1.1
22 Aspen U.S. Insurance Group 545,449 1.1
23 Arch Insurance Group 453,668 0.9
24 Navigators Insurance Group 434,687 0.9
25 Everest Re U.S. Group 410,803 0.8
  Total, top 25 $39,181,255 79.4%
  Total U.S. surplus lines market $49,890,353 100.0%

(1) Because Lloyd’s Market company structure differs from traditional insurance companies, A.M. Best does not include it in the ranking in this chart.

Source: A.M. Best-used with permission.

 
Top 25 U.S Surplus Lines Groups By Direct Premiums Written, 2016

($000)

Rank Group Direct written premiums Percent of total U.S.
surplus lines market
1 Lloyd's $9,607,000 22.6%
2 American International Group (1) 3,765,349 8.9
3 Nationwide Group 1,727,403 4.1
4 W. R. Berkley Insurance Group 1,724,012 4.1
5 Chubb INA Group 1,479,874 3.5
6 Markel Corporation Group 1,233,685 2.9
7 Berkshire Hathaway Ins. Group 1,183,762 2.8
8 Zurich Financial Services NA Group 1,163,854 2.7
9 XL Catlin America Group 1,124,186 2.6
10 Fosun US Group  870,585 2.1
11 Alleghany Ins. Holdings Group 761,190 1.8
12 Fairfax Financial (USA) Group 734,786 1.7
13 Argo Group 676,625 1.6
14 Tokio Marine US PC Group 639,859 1.5
15 State National Group 638,735 1.5
16 AXIS Insurance Group 625,012 1.5
17 CNA Insurance Companies 615,516 1.5
18 QBE Americas Group 613,359 1.4
19 Great American P & C Ins. Group 571,358 1.3
20 Arch Insurance Group 526,177 1.2
21 Allied World Assurance Group 515,243 1.2
22 Endurance Specialty Group  489,253 1.2
23 Aspen US Insurance Group 471,821 1.1
24 Starr International Group 442,288 1.0
25 Swiss Reinsurance Group 394,328 0.9
  Total, top 25 $32,595,260 76.8%
  Total U.S. surplus lines market $42,425,277 100.0%

(1) Does not include direct surplus lines premium moved to offshore affiliate AIG Europe, Ltd.

Source: A.M. Best data and research.

 
Top 25 U.S Surplus Lines Groups By Direct Premiums Written, 2017

($000)

Rank Group Direct premiums written Percent of total U.S. surplus lines market
1 Lloyd's $10,325,000 23.0%
2 American International Group (1) 3,239,996 7.2
3 Markel Corporation Group 2,167,568 4.8
4 Nationwide Group 1,737,150 3.9
5 W. R. Berkley Insurance Group 1,698,541 3.8
6 Berkshire Hathaway Ins. Group 1,503,234 3.3
7 Chubb INA Group 1,445,248 3.2
8 Fairfax Financial (USA) Group 1,305,476 2.9
9 Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies 1,288,834 2.9
10 XL Catlin America Group 1,142,292 2.5
11 Zurich Financial Services Group NA  1,135,953 2.5
12 Alleghany Insurance Holdings Group 790,305 1.8
13 Argo Group 723,869 1.6
14 Tokio Marine U.S. PC Group 688,481 1.5
15 AXIS U.S. Operations 681,015 1.5
16 Sompo Holdings U.S. Group 671,194 1.5
17 QBE Americas Group 642,289 1.4
18 Great American P & C Group 600,356 1.3
19 CNA Insurance Companies 568,441 1.3
20 Aspen U.S. Insurance Group 539,155 1.2
21 James River Group 530,077 1.2
22 Swiss Reinsurance Group 485,098 1.1
23 Arch Insurance Group 469,965 1.0
24 Starr International Group 425,901 0.9
25 Navigators Insurance Group 411,553 0.9
  Total, top 25 $35,216,991 78.5%
  Total U.S. surplus lines market $44,878,931 100.0%

(1) Does not include direct surplus lines premium moved to offshore affiliate AIG Europe, Ltd.

Source: A.M. Best data and research.