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Fire & Allied Lines, top writers, United States--2004.

Fire & Allied Lines, Top Writers, United States--2004

Rank is based on 2004 direct premiums written.
($ Thousands)

                                             2004 Direct           %
                                                Premiums   Change in
Rank   Company/Group                 AMB #       Written    Premiums

   1   Amer Intl Group, Inc          18540    $1,623,525         0.9
   2   St. Paul Travelers Cos        18647     1,448,430        -8.0
   3   FM Global Group               18502     1,327,941       -13.5
   4   Ace INA Group                 18498     1,322,711        18.9
   5   Zurich Finl Svcs North        18549     1,153,533       -12.9
         America Grp
   6   Allianz of America, Inc       18429       811,641       -15.0
   7   Hartford Ins Group            00048       655,733         0.6
   8   Centurion Ins Group           18188       614,662        30.5
   9   Assurant Solutions            18499       610,533         7.8
  10   Great Amer P&C Ins Group      04835       598,579        22.3
  11   Alleghany Ins Holdings        18640       548,207       116.2
  12   State Farm Group              00088       503,417         5.0
  13   XL America Group              18491       485,549        31.1
  14   CA Earthquake Authority       12534       465,467         6.6
  15   Nationwide Group              05987       421,862         6.1
  16   Liberty Mutual Ins Cos        00060       396,727        21.5
  17   Farmers Alliance Cos          00114       370,274        12.3
  18   Allstate Ins Group            00008       365,881         2.8
  19   Farmers Ins Group             00032       341,905        16.6
  20   Safeco Ins Cos                00078       329,259         9.0
  21   Fidelity Natl Group           18606       321,724        61.6
  22   Balboa Ins Group              04062       290,619        -4.0
  23   Fairfax Financial (USA)       03116       276,403        -8.7
         Group
  24   USAA Group                    04080       252,063        18.0
  25   CNA Ins Cos                   18313       240,617         0.9
       Top 25 Writers                        $15,777,262         4.5
       Total U.S. P/C Industry               $23,375,257         2.3

                                            Market Share (%)

Rank   Company/Group                    2004      2003      2002

   1   Amer Intl Group, Inc              6.9       7.0       6.9
   2   St. Paul Travelers Cos            6.2       6.9       6.9
   3   FM Global Group                   5.7       6.7       6.9
   4   Ace INA Group                     5.7       4.9       4.4
   5   Zurich Finl Svcs North            4.9       5.8       6.0
         America Grp
   6   Allianz of America, Inc           3.5       4.2       4.3
   7   Hartford Ins Group                2.8       2.9       2.7
   8   Centurion Ins Group               2.6       2.1       2.1
   9   Assurant Solutions                2.6       2.5       2.1
  10   Great Amer P&C Ins Group          2.6       2.1       1.7
  11   Alleghany Ins Holdings            2.3       1.1       0.0
  12   State Farm Group                  2.2       2.1       2.3
  13   XL America Group                  2.1       1.6       1.4
  14   CA Earthquake Authority           2.0       1.9       2.1
  15   Nationwide Group                  1.8       1.7       1.7
  16   Liberty Mutual Ins Cos            1.7       1.4       1.3
  17   Farmers Alliance Cos              1.6       1.4       1.2
  18   Allstate Ins Group                1.6       1.6       1.7
  19   Farmers Ins Group                 1.5       1.3       1.3
  20   Safeco Ins Cos                    1.4       1.3       1.1
  21   Fidelity Natl Group               1.4       0.9       0.1
  22   Balboa Ins Group                  1.2       1.3       1.0
  23   Fairfax Financial (USA)           1.2       1.3       1.3
         Group
  24   USAA Group                        1.1       0.9       0.9
  25   CNA Ins Cos                       1.0       1.0       1.1
       Top 25 Writers                   67.5      66.0      62.8
       Total U.S. P/C Industry         100.0     100.0     100.0

                                         Adjusted Loss Ratios

Rank   Company/Group                    2004      2003      2002

   1   Amer Intl Group, Inc             67.6      44.6      48.8
   2   St. Paul Travelers Cos           62.0      39.8       9.0
   3   FM Global Group                  43.3      34.5      33.3
   4   Ace INA Group                    45.1      54.8      22.5
   5   Zurich Finl Svcs North           63.8      40.1      27.0
         America Grp
   6   Allianz of America, Inc          -7.4      48.4      95.2
   7   Hartford Ins Group               49.9      45.7      42.7
   8   Centurion Ins Group              93.3     112.9     138.5
   9   Assurant Solutions               40.8      29.9      31.0
  10   Great Amer P&C Ins Group         63.5      60.4      72.4
  11   Alleghany Ins Holdings          101.1      11.1      42.4
  12   State Farm Group                 49.4      24.9      52.3
  13   XL America Group                 72.6      61.2      -5.9
  14   CA Earthquake Authority          -0.5       1.2       0.0
  15   Nationwide Group                100.3      52.4      39.4
  16   Liberty Mutual Ins Cos           36.6      36.1      30.7
  17   Farmers Alliance Cos             95.0      93.4      98.1
  18   Allstate Ins Group               62.5      44.8      48.1
  19   Farmers Ins Group                93.5     102.9     131.4
  20   Safeco Ins Cos                   37.2      32.0      43.9
  21   Fidelity Natl Group             134.2      20.4      19.3
  22   Balboa Ins Group                 37.4      32.2      48.2
  23   Fairfax Financial (USA)          74.2      50.3      24.1
         Group
  24   USAA Group                      127.1      50.1      45.0
  25   CNA Ins Cos                      32.2      19.9      20.3
       Top 25 Writers                   58.1      45.6      43.2
       Total U.S. P/C Industry          59.8      46.5      48.5

                                           % of
                                        Company
Rank   Company/Group                   Premiums

   1   Amer Intl Group, Inc                 5.7
   2   St. Paul Travelers Cos               6.5
   3   FM Global Group                     63.3
   4   Ace INA Group                       20.5
   5   Zurich Finl Svcs North               8.7
         America Grp
   6   Allianz of America, Inc             16.9
   7   Hartford Ins Group                   5.8
   8   Centurion Ins Group                 99.4
   9   Assurant Solutions                  28.6
  10   Great Amer P&C Ins Group            16.5
  11   Alleghany Ins Holdings              36.5
  12   State Farm Group                     1.1
  13   XL America Group                    16.0
  14   CA Earthquake Authority            100.0
  15   Nationwide Group                     2.9
  16   Liberty Mutual Ins Cos               2.5
  17   Farmers Alliance Cos                73.7
  18   Allstate Ins Group                   1.5
  19   Farmers Ins Group                    2.4
  20   Safeco Ins Cos                       5.8
  21   Fidelity Natl Group                 74.9
  22   Balboa Ins Group                    41.7
  23   Fairfax Financial (USA)             16.1
         Group
  24   USAA Group                           3.1
  25   CNA Ins Cos                          2.2
       Top 25 Writers                       6.5
       Total U.S. P/C Industry              5.0

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