TT Club announces robust financial results and maintains AM Best A- (Excellent) rating

Highlights:

  • $172 million gross written premiums (2014: $182.2 million)
  • $4.8 million surplus (2014: $14.1 million)
  • Total assets of $618.1 million (2014: $610.1 million)
  • Total surplus and reserves $178.1 million (2014: $175.37 million)
  • AM Best Financial strength rating maintained as  A- (Excellent)
  • 2015 financial year combined ratio of 94.4% (2014: 85.6%)

Knud Pontoppidan, Chairman of the TT Club, said: "After very good years in 2013 and 2014, 2015 was what most might be described as a 'normal year'. Incidents such as Tianjin and a number of cargo-related fires meant the Club experienced a higher number of large claims above US$1million than in 2013 and 2014.

"Despite the increase in large claims, and the soft rating conditions, the Club continues to be in good shape. The work to improve the health of the insurance book since 2009 has paid off to mitigate the increase in large claims in the year and we expect the Club's rating awarded by AM Best at A- (Excellent) to be maintained in 2016.

"The Board and I are pleased with our very high retention levels in 2015 at 93% and the all-time high satisfaction level of our Customer Satisfaction Survey. A core element of the Club's service offering is its approach to the risks faced by our members and the value delivered through the Club's claims and loss prevention services. As a mutual insurer the Club will continue to work closely with Members to adapt its approach to their needs and deliver services to help them manage their operations more effectively."

Charles Fenton, Chief Executive of the TT Club, added: "The TT Club continues to be financially strong and this is reflected in AM Best maintaining our excellent 'A-'rating. We remain committed to working with members and brokers to maintain our loss prevention and service levels that allow us to be the world's leading provider of international transport and logistics insurance. "

View the TT Club 2015 Annual Report and Financial Highlights

here.

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For further details, please contact:

Gareth David / Carolyn Monchouguy - Four Broadgate

TTClub@fourbroadgate.com

+44 (0) 20 3697 4200

Notes to editors

The TT Club

The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry's leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. Established in 1968, the Club's membership comprises ship operators, ports and terminals, road, rail and airfreight operators, logistics companies and container lessors. As a mutual insurer, the Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

About Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller is an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services.

Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller's origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Thomas Miller also manages insurance facilities for all the self employed barristers in England & Wales, as well as trustees of pension schemes, patent agents and housing associations.

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