Firm to make savings in streamlining processes and systems

Mike McGavick, XL

Newly-merged insurer XL Catlin expects at least $250m in efficiency savings, according to chief executive Mike McGavick.

McGavick said that the savings would mainly come from streamlining processes and systems.

The $250m figure is up from previous estimates of $200m.

“That’s a number that I can say with confidence that we will deliver,” McGavick said. “But we aren’t done looking and that number could go higher. It will not go lower.”

McGavick added that XL Catlin could also make savings in areas such as reinsurance purchasing and claims management.

The chief executive added that top line growth was promising but that pricing was still suppressed in some lines.