Source - SMW
Hiscox saw gross written premiums rise by 12.4% to £2,088.8m in the first nine months of the year,  reflecting a strong performance across all segments, particularly from Hiscox USA where premiums grew 29% in constant currency.    Group chief executive Bronek Masojada said: '2017 is turning out to be an historic year for catastrophes and Hiscox's first priority is to help our customers get back on their feet. 

'Our long-held strategy of balance and diversity was built for this environment, as our retail businesses provide stability when volatility impacts the big-ticket areas. 

'Our balance sheet is strong, and we are in a good position to capitalise on changes in the market.'