ANALYST VIEWS: DID BEAZLEY’S RESULTS MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS?

NICK JOHNSON | NUMIS
The return on equity in a difficult year vividly highlights the quality of Beazley’s underwriting. These results will look relatively better and better as its peers report.

JOANNA PARSONS | RBS
These were good results. We now expect more questions on the group’s strategic aims post-Hardy, as well as its $240m surplus and unused bank facilities.

STUART DUNCAN | PEEL HUNT
The special dividend was slightly lower than hoped but it produced an impressive combined ratio and its liquid investment portfolio is well positioned for rate rises.