James Auden - Managing Director, Insurance Fitch Ratings

James Auden – Managing Director at Fitch Ratings

Jim B. Auden is a managing director and property/casualty sector head for Fitch Ratings’ North American insurance rating group. Jim earned a BS from the University of Illinois-Chicago and an MBA from the Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester.

James Auden plays a crucial role in overseeing the company’s strategic direction and operations.

With extensive experience in financial analysis and credit rating, Auden leads a team dedicated to providing accurate and insightful ratings and research. His expertise in evaluating credit risk and market trends has been instrumental in guiding Fitch Ratings’ clients through complex financial landscapes.

Auden’s leadership emphasizes a commitment to transparency and integrity, ensuring that Fitch Ratings remains a trusted authority in the industry. His contributions continue to shape the company’s reputation and influence in the global market.

Latest reviews by James Auden
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US Property & Casualty Insurance Set for 2024 Profit Boost
The U.S. property and casualty insurance market is set for a return to underwriting profitability and significant improvements in return on capital
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U.S. Cyber Insurance Generated Underwriting Profits in 2024
U.S. cyber insurance market experienced its second consecutive year of strong underwriting profits. Cyber coverage remained stable at 44%
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U.S. Property & Casualty Insurers Will See Some Relief in 2024
U.S. property and casualty insurers will see some relief in 2024 year following a rough 2023 as a personal auto line recovery contributes to statutory profit improvement
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U.S. P&C Insurance: Weak Performance and Neutral Outlook for 2024
The U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance sector experienced subdued statutory financial performance, primarily due to a decline in personal lines
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U.S. Commercial Auto Insurance to Remain Unprofitable in 2024
The U.S. commercial auto insurance segment to remain unprofitable in 2023, with rising claims severity from inflation and burgeoning litigation risk
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US P&C Insurance Generates Underwriting Losses in 1H2023
US P&C insurance industry continued to generate significant underwriting losses in 1H2023 despite strong premium growth
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U.S. D&O Liability Insurance Continued to Generate Loss
The U.S. directors & officers (D&O) liability insurance segment continued to generate favorable loss ratios through the first half of 2023
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U.S. Auto Insurance Market Review 1H2023: Premiums & Underwriting Losses
Most U.S. personal auto insurers continue to report underwriting losses despite sharper improvement in premium rates of 2023
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Cyber Insurance Market Will Maintains Premium Growth & Underwriting in 2023
Cyber insurance market is anticipated to maintain favorable premium growth and underwriting results through 2023
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US P&C Insurance Market Underwriting Results Improves in 2023
US property and casualty P&C industry underwriting results are likely to improve in 2023 as premium rates rise significantly in underperforming auto
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U.S. Homeowners Insurance Results: 2023 Premium Growth & Underwriting Loss
U.S. homeowners’ insurance is poised to post a statutory underwriting loss for reported results, as insurers continue to face above-average catastrophe losses