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AIGT Amerinst Insurance

Filed: 16 Nov 20, 1:14pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

 

Quarterly report pursuant to section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the Quarterly Period ended September 30, 2020.

 

Transition report pursuant to section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

For the transition period from                 to                 .

Commission file number 000-28249

 

 

AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

 

BERMUDA 98-0207447

(State or other jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

c/o Citadel Management Bermuda Limited

25 Church Street, Continental Building

P.O. Box HM 1601, Hamilton, Bermuda

 HMGX
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(441) 295-6015

(Telephone number)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “accelerated filer,” “large accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company 
Emerging Growth Company    

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards pursuant to Section 13(a) of The Exchange Act. ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    YES  ☐    NO  ☒.

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None.

As of November 1, 2020, the Registrant had 995,253 common shares, $1.00 par value per share, outstanding.

 

 

 


Introductory Note

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this Form 10-Q, or otherwise made by our officers, including statements related to our future performance, our outlook for our businesses and respective markets, projections, statements of our management’s plans or objectives, forecasts of market trends and other matters, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and contain information relating to us that is based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, our management. The words “expect,” “believe,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “goal” and similar expressions as they relate to us or our management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect our management’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in any forward-looking statements. Our actual future results may differ materially from those set forth in our forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such actual results to differ materially from those reflected in any forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the factors discussed in detail in Item 2, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in this Form 10-Q, as well as:

 

  

the magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global and local economies, financial and insurance market conditions and our business, results of operations and financial condition;

 

  

actual losses and loss expenses exceeding our loss reserves and increases in loss reserves, which are necessarily based on the actuarial and statistical projections of ultimate losses;

 

  

our ability to comply with Bermuda statutory liquidity requirements may be adversely impacted by increases in loss reserves;

 

  

changes in the amount of professional liability business accepted by our insurance company partners;

 

  

adequacy of our risk management and loss limitation methods;

 

  

our ability to generate increased revenues and positive earnings in future periods;

 

  

the occurrence of catastrophic events with a frequency or severity exceeding our expectations;

 

  

a worsening global economic market and changing rates of inflation and other economic conditions;

 

  

subjection of our non-U.S. companies to regulation and/or taxation in the United States;

 

  

a decrease in the level of demand for professional liability insurance and reinsurance or an increase in the supply of professional liability insurance and reinsurance capacity;

 

  

our ability to meet the performance goals and metrics set forth in our business plan without a significant depletion of our cash resources while maintaining sufficient capital levels and liquidity levels;

 

  

the effects of security breaches, cyber-attacks or computer viruses that may affect our computer systems or those of our customers, third-party managers and service providers;

 

  

increased competitive pressures, including the consolidation and increased globalization of reinsurance providers;

 

  

increased or decreased rate pressure on premiums;

 

  

the successful integration of businesses we may acquire or new business ventures we may start;

 

  

acts of terrorism, political unrest, outbreak of war and other hostilities or other non-forecasted and unpredictable events;

 

  

changes in Bermuda law or regulation or the political stability of Bermuda;

 

  

compliance with and changes in the legal or regulatory environments in which we operate; and

 

  

other risks, including those risks identified in any of our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other cautionary statements that are included herein. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect our management’s analysis only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to release publicly the results of any future revisions we may make to forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

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Part I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements.

AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited, expressed in U.S. dollars)

 

   As of
September 30,
2020
  As of
December 31,
2019
 

ASSETS

   

Investments:

   

Fixed maturity investments, at fair value (amortized cost $16,322,794 and $15,564,687)

  $ 16,909,494  $ 15,668,317 

Equity securities, at fair value (cost $0 and $10,889,683)

   —     15,365,299 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

TOTAL INVESTMENTS

   16,909,494   31,033,616 

Cash and cash equivalents

   10,795,173   6,589,810 

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

   4,328,910   1,169,805 

Assumed reinsurance premiums receivable

   2,830,194   5,695,847 

Accrued investment income

   136,062   104,935 

Property and equipment

   1,107,040   1,105,513 

Deferred income taxes

   2,440,000   2,564,000 

Deferred policy acquisition costs

   1,174,491   1,964,052 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

   1,924,327   2,019,622 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

  $41,645,691  $52,247,200 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   

LIABILITIES

   

Unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses

  $18,952,917  $13,966,044 

Unearned premiums

   5,301,755   5,308,398 

Assumed reinsurance payable

   2,701,177   6,756,177 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

   5,159,635   5,873,130 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

  $32,115,484  $31,903,749 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

   

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   

Common shares, $1 par value, 2020 and 2019: 2,000,000 shares authorized, 995,253 issued and outstanding

  $995,253  $995,253 

Additional paid-in-capital

   6,454,626   6,465,776 

Retained earnings

   10,552,075   21,842,409 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

   586,700   103,630 

Shares held by Subsidiary (369,576 and 369,576 shares) at cost

   (9,058,447  (9,063,617
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   9,530,207   20,343,451 
  

 

 

  

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TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

  $41,645,691  $52,247,200 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

See the accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF

OPERATIONS, COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME

AND RETAINED EARNINGS

(Unaudited, expressed in U.S. dollars)

 

   Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2020
  Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2019
  Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2020
  Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2019
 

REVENUE

     

Net premiums earned

  $8,947,710  $8,141,526  $3,437,196  $2,815,917 

Commission income

   4,542,478   4,395,855   1,437,181   1,450,367 

Net investment income

   308,279   355,143   99,444   125,491 

Net realized and unrealized (losses) gains on investments

   (1,764,300  2,595,789   988,562   72,492 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

TOTAL REVENUE

   12,034,167   15,488,313   5,962,383   4,464,267 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

LOSSES AND EXPENSES

     

Losses and loss adjustment expenses

   14,078,405   5,210,575   10,551,676   1,802,187 

Policy acquisition costs

   4,097,754   3,012,548   2,058,923   1,041,890 

Operating and management expenses

   5,019,124   5,138,604   1,592,813   1,636,073 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

TOTAL LOSSES AND EXPENSES

   23,195,283   13,361,727   14,203,412   4,480,150 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

NET (LOSS) INCOME BEFORE TAX

   (11,161,116  2,126,586   (8,241,029  (15,883

Income tax (benefit) expense

   129,218   (32,032  36,963   6,654 

NET (LOSS) INCOME AFTER TAX

  $ (11,290,334 $2,158,618  $ (8,277,992 $(22,537
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

     

Net unrealized holding gains arising during the period

   565,531   335,102   47,914   68,341 

Reclassification adjustment for gains included in net income

   (82,461  —     —     —   
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

   483,070   335,102   47,914   68,341 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME

  $ (10,807,264 $2,493,720  $ (8,230,078 $45,804 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

RETAINED EARNINGS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

  $21,842,409  $ 19,725,581  $ 18,830,067  $ 21,581,045 

Net (loss) income

   (11,290,334  2,158,618   (8,277,992  (22,537

Dividends

   —     (325,691  —     —   
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

RETAINED EARNINGS, END OF PERIOD

  $ 10,552,075  $21,558,508  $10,552,075  $21,558,508 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Per share amounts

     

Net (loss) income per share

     

Basic

  $(18.04 $3.41  $(13.23 $(0.04

Diluted

  $(18.04 $3.40  $(13.23 $(0.04
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Dividends

  $—    $0.50  $—    $0.00 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding for the entire period

     

Basic

   625,677   631,721   625,677   632,554 

Diluted

   625,677   634,276   625,677   632,554 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

See the accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited, expressed in U.S. dollars)

As of September 30, 2020

 

   Common
Shares
   Additional
Paid-in
Capital
  Retained
Earnings
  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Losses)
   Shares
Held by
Subsidiary
  Total
Shareholders’
Equity
 

BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 2020

  $995,253   $6,465,776  $21,842,409  $103,630   $ (9,063,617 $ 20,343,451 

Net loss

   —      —     (4,477,597  —      —     (4,477,597

Stock option awards expense

   —      (11,955  —     —      —     (11,955

Other comprehensive income

         

Unrealized gains on securities, net of reclassification adjustment

   —      —     —     228,774    —     228,774 

Purchase of shares by subsidiary, net

   —      —     —     —      5,170   5,170 
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2020

  $995,253   $6,453,821  $ 17,364,812  $332,404   $ (9,058,447 $ 16,087,843 
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net income

   —      —     1,465,255   —      —     1,465,255 

Stock option awards expense

   —      805   —     —      —     805 

Other comprehensive income

         

Unrealized gains on securities, net of reclassification adjustment

   —      —     —     206,382    —     206,382 
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

BALANCE AT JUNE 30, 2020

  $995,253   $6,454,626  $ 18,830,067  $ 538,786   $ (9,058,447 $ 17,760,285 
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net loss

   —      —     (8,277,992  —      —     (8,277,992

Stock option awards expense

   —      —     —     —      —     —   

Other comprehensive income

         

Unrealized gains on securities, net of reclassification adjustment

   —      —     —     47,914    —     47,914 
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

BALANCE AT SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

  $ 995,253   $ 6,454,626  $ 10,552,075  $ 586,700   $ (9,058,447 $ 9,530,207 
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited, expressed in U.S. dollars)

As of September 30, 2019

 

   Common
Shares
   Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   Retained
Earnings
  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Losses)
  Shares
Held by
Subsidiary
  Total
Shareholders’
Equity
 

BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 2019

  $995,253   $6,393,730   $19,725,581  $ (218,348 $(8,941,051 $17,955,165 

Net income

   —      —      1,669,711   —     —     1,669,711 

Other comprehensive income

         

Unrealized gains on securities, net of reclassification adjustment

   —      —      —     140,409   —     140,409 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2019

  $995,253   $6,393,730   $21,395,292  $ (77,939 $ (8,941,051 $ 19,765,285 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net income

   —      —      511,444   —     —     511,444 

Issuance of stock option awards

   —      32,266    —     —     —     32,266 

Other comprehensive income

         

Unrealized gain on securities, net of reclassification adjustment

   —      —      —     126,352   —     126,352 

Issuance of shares by subsidiary, net

   —      —      —     —     70,000   70,000 

Dividends ($0.50 per share)

   —      —      (325,691  —     —     (325,691
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

BALANCE AT JUNE 30, 2019

  $995,253   $ 6,425,996   $21,581,045  $48,413  $ (8,871,051 $ 20,179,656 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net loss

   —      —      (22,537  —     —     (22,537

Issuance of stock option awards

   —      18,040    —     —     —     18,040 

Other comprehensive income

         

Unrealized gain on securities, net of reclassification adjustment

   —      —      —     68,341   —     68,341 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

BALANCE AT SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

  $ 995,253   $ 6,444,036   $ 21,558,508  $ 116,754  $ (8,871,051 $ 20,243,500 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited, expressed in U.S. dollars)

 

   Nine Months
Ended
September 30, 2020
  Nine Months
Ended
September 30, 2019
 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

   

Net Cash (used in) provided by Operating Activities

  $ (5,225,829 $1,603,447 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

   

Purchases of property and equipment

   (199,728  (434,250

Purchases of available-for-sale securities

   (6,943,373  (5,492,708

Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities

   14,941,147   2,232,592 

Proceeds from redemptions of fixed maturity investments

   3,082,081   265,000 

Proceeds from maturities of fixed maturity investments

   1,705,000   3,090,000 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net Cash provided by (used in) Investing Activities

   12,585,127   (339,366
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

   

Dividends paid

   —     (325,691

Purchase of shares by subsidiary, net

   5,170   —   
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net Cash provided by (used in) Financing Activities

   5,170   (325,691
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

NET INCREASE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

   7,364,468   938,390 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

  $7,759,615  $5,971,046 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT END OF PERIOD

  $ 15,124,083  $ 6,909,436 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2020

1. BASIS OF PREPARATION AND CONSOLIDATION

The condensed consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared by AmerInst Insurance Group, Ltd. (“AmerInst”) without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”). These financial statements reflect all adjustments consisting of normal recurring accruals, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position and results of operations as of the end of and for the periods presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated on consolidation. These statements are condensed and do not incorporate all the information required under U.S. GAAP to be included in a full set of financial statements. In these notes, the terms “we”, “us”, “our” or the “Company” refer to AmerInst and its subsidiaries. These condensed statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements at and for the year ended December 31, 2019 and notes thereto, included in AmerInst’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year then ended.

New Accounting Pronouncements

New Accounting Standards Adopted in 2020

No new accounting standards adopted in 2020.

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

Financial Instruments Credit Losses-Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, which amends the guidance on impairment of financial instruments and significantly changes how entities will measure credit losses for most financial assets and certain other instruments that are not measured at fair value through net income. The ASU will replace the existing “incurred loss” approach, with an “expected loss” model for instruments measured at amortized cost and require entities to record allowances for available-for-sale debt securities rather than reduce the carrying amount under the existing other-than temporary-impairment model. The ASU also simplifies the accounting model for purchased credit-impaired debt securities and loans. The Company’s insurance premium balances receivables are also more significant financial assets within the scope of ASU 2016-13. The guidance requires financial assets to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected. The tentative effective date for the ASU is January 1, 2023. We do not expect the adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

2. INVESTMENTS

The cost or amortized cost, gross unrealized holding gains and losses, and estimated fair value of the Company’s fixed maturity investments, by major security type, and equity securities as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 are as follows:

 

                                                                        
   Cost or
Amortized
Cost
   Gross
Unrealized
Gains
   Gross
Unrealized
Losses
   Estimated
Fair
Value
 

September 30, 2020

        

Fixed maturity investments:

        

U.S. government agency securities

  $2,331,829   $49,599   $—     $2,381,428 

Obligations of U.S. states and political subdivisions

   7,118,592    312,371    —      7,430,963 

Corporate debt securities

   6,872,373    224,730    —      7,097,103 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total fixed maturity investments

   16,322,794    586,700    —      16,909,494 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Equity securities

   —      —      —      —   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity securities

   —      —      —      —   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investments

  $16,322,794   $586,700   $—     $16,909,494 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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   Cost or
Amortized
Cost
   Gross
Unrealized
Gains
   Gross
Unrealized
Losses
   Estimated
Fair
Value
 

December 31, 2019

        

Fixed maturity investments:

        

U.S. government agency securities

  $4,731,181   $38,524   $(1,086  $4,768,619 

Obligations of U.S. states and political subdivisions

   3,188,217    29,521    (5,936   3,211,802 

Corporate debt securities

   7,645,289    45,080    (2,473   7,687,896 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total fixed maturity investments

   15,564,687    113,125    (9,495   15,668,317 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Equity securities

   10,889,683    4,854,179    (378,563   15,365,299 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity securities

   10,889,683    4,854,179    (378,563   15,365,299 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investments

  $26,454,370   $4,967,304   $(388,058  $31,033,616 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The following tables summarize the Company’s fixed maturity and equity securities in an unrealized loss position and the aggregate fair value and gross unrealized loss by length of time the security has continuously been in an unrealized loss position:

 

   12 months or greater   Less than 12 months   Total 
   Estimated
Fair Value
   Unrealized
Losses
   Estimated
Fair Value
   Unrealized
Losses
   Estimated
Fair Value
   Unrealized
Losses
 

September 30, 2020

        

Fixed maturity investments:

            

U.S. government agency securities

  $—     $—     $—     $—     $—     $—   

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

   —      —      —      —      —      —   

Corporate debt securities

   —      —      —      —      —      —   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total fixed maturity investments

   —      —      —      —      —      —   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Equity securities

   —      —      —      —      —      —   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity securities

   —      —      —      —      —      —   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investments

  $—     $—     $—     $—     $—     $—   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   12 months or greater  Less than 12 months  Total 
   Estimated
Fair Value
   Unrealized
Losses
  Estimated
Fair Value
   Unrealized
Losses
  Estimated
Fair Value
   Unrealized
Losses
 

December 31, 2019

       

Fixed maturity investments:

       

U.S. government agency securities

  $—    $—   $1,528,838   $(1,086 $1,528,838   $(1,086

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

   —      —     601,053    (5,936  601,053    (5,936

Corporate debt securities

   743,360    (2,473  —      —     743,360    (2,473
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total fixed maturity investments

   743,360    (2,473  2,129,891    (7,022  2,873,251    (9,495
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Equity securities

   336,321    (119,313  1,496,152    (259,250  1,832,473    (378,563
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity securities

   336,321    (119,313  1,496,152    (259,250  1,832,473    (378,563
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investments

  $1,079,681   $(121,786 $3,626,043   $(266,272 $4,705,724   $(388,058
  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

 

As of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, there were zero and eight fixed income securities in an unrealized loss position with an estimated fair value of $0 and $2,873,251, respectively. As of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, none and two of these fixed income securities had been in an unrealized loss position for 12 months or greater, respectively. As of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, none of the fixed income securities were considered to be other than-temporarily-impaired. The Company has the intent to hold these fixed income securities and it is not more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell these fixed income securities before their fair values recover above the adjusted cost. The unrealized losses from these fixed income securities were not a result of credit, collateral or structural issues.

 

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Other-Than-Temporary Impairment Process

The Company assesses whether declines in the fair value of its fixed maturity investments classified as available-for-sale represent impairments that are other-than-temporary by reviewing each fixed maturity investment that is impaired and (1) determining if the Company has the intent to sell the fixed maturity investment or if it is more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell the fixed maturity investment before its anticipated recovery; and (2) assessing whether a credit loss exists, that is, where the Company expects that the present value of the cash flows expected to be collected from the fixed maturity investment are less than the amortized cost basis of the investment.

The Company had no planned sales of its fixed maturity investments classified as available-for-sale that were in an unrealized loss position at September 30, 2020. In assessing whether it is more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell a fixed maturity investment before its anticipated recovery, the Company considers various factors including its future cash flow requirements, legal and regulatory requirements, the level of its cash, cash equivalents, short term investments and fixed maturity investments available for sale in an unrealized gain position, and other relevant factors.

In evaluating credit losses, the Company considers a variety of factors in the assessment of a fixed maturity investment including: (1) the time period during which there has been a significant decline below cost; (2) the extent of the decline below cost and par; (3) the potential for the fixed maturity investment to recover in value; (4) an analysis of the financial condition of the issuer; (5) the rating of the issuer; and (6) failure of the issuer of the fixed maturity investment to make scheduled interest or principal payments.

If we conclude a fixed income investment is other-than-temporarily impaired, we write down the amortized cost of the security to fair value, with a charge to net realized investment gains (losses) in the Consolidated Statement of Operations. Gross unrealized losses on the investment portfolio as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, relating to zero and eight fixed maturity securities, amounted to $0 and $9,495, respectively. The unrealized losses on these available for sale fixed maturity securities were not as a result of credit, collateral or structural issues. During the nine months and three months ended September 30, 2020, no other-than-temporary impairment charges were recorded.

Fair Value of Investments

Under existing U.S. GAAP, we are required to recognize certain assets at their fair value in our consolidated balance sheets. This includes our fixed maturity investments and equity securities. In accordance with the Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic of Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 820, fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC 820 establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy for disclosure of fair value measurements. The valuation hierarchy is based upon whether the inputs to the valuation of an asset or liability are observable or unobservable in the market at the measurement date, with quoted market prices being the highest level (Level 1) and unobservable inputs being the lowest level (Level 3). A fair value measurement will fall within the level of the hierarchy based on the inputs that are significant to determining such measurement. The three levels are defined as follows:

 

  

Level 1: Observable inputs to the valuation methodology that are quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

 

  

Level 2: Observable inputs to the valuation methodology other than quoted market prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets. Level 2 inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical assets and liabilities in markets that are not active and inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.

 

  

Level 3: Inputs to the valuation methodology that are unobservable for the asset or liability.

At each measurement date, we estimate the fair value of the security using various valuation techniques. We utilize, to the extent available, quoted market prices in active markets or observable market inputs in estimating the fair value of our investments. When quoted market prices or observable market inputs are not available, we utilize valuation techniques that rely on unobservable inputs to estimate the fair value of investments. The following describes the valuation techniques we used to determine the fair value of investments held as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 and what level within the fair value hierarchy each valuation technique resides:

 

  

U.S. government agency securities: Comprised primarily of bonds issued by the Federal Home Loan Bank, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Federal Farm Credit Bank and the Federal National Mortgage Association. The fair values of U.S. government agency securities are priced using the spread above the risk-free U.S. Treasury yield curve. As the yields for the risk-free U.S. Treasury yield curve are observable market inputs, the fair values of U.S. government agency securities are classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy. AmerInst considers a liquid market to exist for these types of securities held. Broker quotes are not used for fair value pricing.

 

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Obligations of state and political subdivisions: Comprised of fixed income obligations of state and local governmental municipalities. The fair values of these securities are based on quotes and current market spread relationships, and are classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy. AmerInst considers a liquid market to exist for these types of securities held. Broker quotes are not used for fair value pricing.

 

  

Corporate debt securities: Comprised of bonds issued by corporations. The fair values of these securities are based on quotes and current market spread relationships, and are classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy. AmerInst considers a liquid market to exist for these types of securities held. Broker quotes are not used for fair value pricing.

 

  

Equity securities, at fair value: Comprised primarily of investments in the common stock of publicly traded companies in the U.S. All of the Company’s equities were classified as Level 1 in the fair value hierarchy. The Company had received prices based on closing exchange prices from independent pricing sources to measure fair values for the equities.

In September 2020, the Company liquidated its equity securities portfolios.

While we obtain pricing from independent pricing services, management is ultimately responsible for determining the fair value measurements for all securities. To ensure fair value measurement is applied consistently and in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we periodically update our understanding of the pricing methodologies used by the independent pricing services. We also undertake further analysis with respect to prices we believe may not be representative of fair value under current market conditions. Our review process includes, but is not limited to: (i) initial and ongoing evaluation of the pricing methodologies and valuation models used by outside parties to calculate fair value; (ii) quantitative analysis; (iii) a review of multiple quotes obtained in the pricing process and the range of resulting fair values for each security, if available, and (iv) randomly selecting purchased or sold securities and comparing the executed prices to the fair value estimates provided by the independent pricing sources.

There have been no material changes to our valuation techniques from what was used as of December 31, 2019. Since the fair value of a security is an estimate of what a willing buyer would pay for such security if we sold it, we cannot know the ultimate value of our securities until they are sold. We believe the valuation techniques utilized provide us with a reasonable estimate of the price that would be received if we were to sell our assets or transfer our liabilities in an orderly market transaction between participants at the measurement date. The following tables show the fair value of the Company’s investments in accordance with ASC 820 as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

   Carrying
amount
   Total fair
value
   Fair value measurement using: 
   Quoted prices
in active
markets
(Level 1)
   Significant other
observable inputs
(Level 2)
   Significant
unobservable inputs
(Level 3)
 

September 30, 2020

          

U.S. government agency securities

  $2,381,428   $2,381,428   $—     $2,381,428   $—   

Obligations of U.S. state and political subdivisions

   7,430,963    7,430,963      7,430,963   

Corporate debt securities

   7,097,103    7,097,103      7,097,103   
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Total fixed maturity investments

   16,909,494    16,909,494       
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Equity securities

   —      —         
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Total equity securities

   —      —         
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investments

  $16,909,494   $16,909,494   $—    $16,909,494   $—  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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   Carrying
amount
   Total fair
value
   Fair value measurement using: 
   Quoted prices
in active
markets
(Level 1)
   Significant other
observable inputs
(Level 2)
   Significant
unobservable inputs
(Level 3)
 

December 31, 2019

          

U.S. government agency securities

  $4,768,619   $4,768,619   $—    $4,768,619   $—  

Obligations of U.S. state and political subdivisions

   3,211,802    3,211,802      3,211,802   

Corporate debt securities

   7,687,896    7,687,896      7,687,896   
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Total fixed maturity investments

   15,668,317    15,668,317       
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Equity securities

   15,365,299    15,365,299    15,365,299     
  

 

 

   

 

 

       

Total equity securities

   15,365,299    15,365,299       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investments

  $31,033,616   $31,033,616   $15,365,299   $15,668,317   $—  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

There were no transfers between Levels 1 and 2 during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and the year ended December 31, 2019.

Contractual Maturities

The cost or amortized cost and estimated fair value of fixed maturity investments as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 by contractual maturity are shown below. Expected maturities may differ from contractual maturities as borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations without penalties.

 

   Amortized
Cost
   Estimated
Fair Value
 

September 30, 2020

    

Due in one year or less

  $3,174,356   $3,196,828 

Due after one year through five years

   10,919,495    11,331,133 

Due after five years through ten years

   1,770,808    1,902,272 

Due after ten years

   458,135    479,261 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $16,322,794   $16,909,494 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   Amortized
Cost
   Estimated
Fair Value
 

December 31, 2019

    

Due in one year or less

  $2,539,709   $2,542,229 

Due after one year through five years

   12,518,738    12,619,593 

Due after five years through ten years

   506,240    506,495 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $15,564,687   $15,668,317 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Information on sales and maturity of investments and net unrealized gains (losses) on equity investments during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are as follows:

 

   September 30,
2020
   September 30,
2019
 

Total proceeds on sales of available-for-sale securities

  $14,941,147   $2,232,592 

Proceeds from redemptions of fixed maturity investments

   3,082,081    265,000 

Total proceeds from maturities of fixed maturity investments

   1,705,000    3,090,000 

Gross gains on sales

   4,346,483    570,563 

Gross losses on sales

   (1,635,113   (586,028

Net unrealized (losses) gains on equity investments

   (4,475,670   2,611,254 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $(1,764,300  $2,595,789 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Information on sales and maturity of investments and net unrealized gains (losses) on equity investments during the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are as follows:

 

   September 30,
2020
   September 30,
2019
 

Total proceeds on sales of available-for-sale securities

  $12,856,948   $429,866 

Proceeds from redemptions of fixed maturity investments

   (17,931   265,000 

Total proceeds from maturities of fixed maturity investments

   500,000    840,000 

Gross gains on sales

   3,516,795    47,828 

Gross losses on sales

   (1,250,195   (492,424

Net unrealized (losses) gains movements

   (1,278,038   517,088 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $988,562   $72,492 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Investment Income

Major categories of net investment income during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are summarized as follows:

 

                                      
   September 30,
2020
   September 30,
2019
 

Interest earned:

    

Fixed maturity investments

  $262,200   $263,575 

Short term investments and cash and cash equivalents

   10,859    55,362 

Dividends earned

   131,045    138,543 

Investment expenses

   (95,825   (102,337
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment income

  $308,279   $355,143 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Major categories of net investment income during the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are summarized as follows:

 

                                      
   September 30,
2020
   September 30,
2019
 

Interest earned:

    

Fixed maturity investments

  $85,634   $91,690 

Short term investments and cash and cash equivalents

   578    19,488 

Dividends earned

   43,060    44,571 

Investment expenses

   (29,828   (30,258
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment income

  $99,444   $125,491 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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3. LIABILITY FOR UNPAID LOSSES AND LOSS ADJUSTMENT EXPENSES

The following table presents a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances for the liability for unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019:

 

                                      
   September 30,
2020
   September 30,
2019
 

Liability—beginning of year

  $13,966,044   $12,989,260 

Incurred related to:

    

Current year

   4,989,087    5,210,575 

Prior years

   9,089,318    —   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total incurred

   14,078,405    5,210,575 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Paid related to:

    

Current year

   (1,392,687   (94,416

Prior years

   (7,698,845   (2,308,015
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total paid

   (9,091,532   (2,402,431
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liability—end of year

  $18,952,917   $15,797,403 
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

As a result of the change in estimates of insured events in prior years, the provision for losses and loss adjustment expenses increased by $9,089,318 during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The unfavorable development during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was primarily due to higher than expected loss emergence on the Company’s lawyers’ book of business in accident years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

4. SEGMENT INFORMATION

AmerInst has two reportable segments: (1) reinsurance activity, which also includes investments and other activities, and (2) insurance activity, which offers professional liability solutions to professional service firms under the Agency Agreement with C&F, as defined in the “Overview” section below.

The tables below summarize the results of our reportable segments as of and for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.

 

   As of and for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Insurance
Segment
   Total 

Revenues

  $7,487,683   $4,546,484   $12,034,167 

Total losses and expenses

   19,062,602    4,261,899    23,324,501 

Segment (loss) income

   (11,574,919   284,585    (11,290,334

Identifiable assets

   —      1,107,040    1,107,040 

 

   As of and for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Reinsurance
Segment
 

Revenues

  $11,053,834   $4,434,479   $15,488,313 

Total losses and expenses

   9,241,760    4,087,935    13,329,695 

Segment income

   1,812,074    346,544    2,158,618 

Identifiable assets

   —      983,448    983,448 

 

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The tables below summarize the results of our reportable segments as of and for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.

 

   As of and for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Insurance
Segment
   Total 

Revenues

  $4,524,821   $1,437,562   $5,962,383 

Total losses and expenses

   12,872,084    1,368,291    14,240,375 

Segment (loss) income

   (8,347,263   69,271    (8,277,992

Identifiable assets

   —      1,107,040    1,107,040 

 

   As of and for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2019 
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Reinsurance
Segment
 

Revenues

  $3,001,278   $1,462,998   $4,464,267 

Total losses and expenses

   3,120,582    1,366,222    4,486,804 

Segment (loss) income

   (119,304   96,767    (22,537

Identifiable assets

   —      983,448    983,448 

5. STOCK COMPENSATION

Phantom Shares:

Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc. (“Protexure”), a subsidiary of AmerInst, has employment agreements with three key members of senior management, which grant them phantom shares of the Company. Under these agreements, these employees were initially granted an aggregate of 63,765 phantom shares of the Company on the date of their employment, subject to certain vesting requirements. The phantom shares are eligible for phantom dividends payable at the same rate as regular dividends on the Company’s common shares. The phantom dividends may be used only to purchase additional phantom shares with the purchase price of such phantom shares being the net book value of the Company’s actual common shares as of the end of the previous quarter. During the nine months and three months ended September 30, 2020, no phantom shares were granted. 76,403 phantom shares were outstanding at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

For these three employees, the phantom shares initially granted, as well as any additional shares granted from dividends declared, vested on January 1, 2015. The liability payable to each of these employees under the phantom share agreements is equal to the value of the phantom shares based on the net book value of the Company’s actual common shares at the end of the previous quarter less the value of phantom shares initially granted and is payable in cash upon (i) the participant’s death, termination of employment due to disability, retirement at or after age 65 or resignation for good reason, (ii) termination of the participant by the Company without cause, (iii) termination by Participant without good reason or (iv) change in control.

The liability relating to these phantom shares is recalculated quarterly based on the net book value of our common shares at the end of each quarter. As a result of the overall decrease in the net book value of our common shares since the grant dates, we have not recorded any liability relating to these phantom shares at September 30, 2020.

Stock Option Plan:

The Company has a nonqualified stock option plan to advance the development, growth and financial condition of the Company. This plan provides incentives through participation in the appreciation of its common stock in order to secure, retain and motivate directors and employees and align such person’s interests with those of its shareholders. A total of 100,000 shares are authorized under the stock option plan.

 

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A summary of the status of the stock option plan as of September 30, 2020 is as follows:

 

   Vested
Shares
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price Per
Share
   Non-vested
Shares
  Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price Per
Share
   Total
Shares
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price Per
Share
 

Outstanding—January 1, 2020

   16,400   $28.34    28,600  $28.65    45,000   $28.54 

Granted

   —      —      —     —      —      —   

Forfeited

   —      —      —     —      —      —   

Exercised

   —      —      —     —      —      —   

Vested

   8,400    28.42    (8,400  28.42    —      —   

Outstanding—September 30, 2020

   24,800   $28.37    20,200  $28.74    45,000   $28.54 

Options exercisable at year end

   —      —      —     —      —      —   

Weighted average fair value of options per share granted during the year

   —      —     $—    —     $—     —   

Remaining contractual life (years)

   2.4      2.6     2.5   

A summary of the status of the stock option plan as of December 31, 2019 is as follows:

 

   Vested
Shares
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price Per
Share
   Non-vested
Shares
  Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price Per
Share
   Total
Shares
  Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price Per
Share
 

Outstanding—January 1, 2019

   7,000   $27.99    40,000  $28.71    47,000  $28.60 

Granted

   —      —      —     —      —     —   

Forfeited

   —      —      (2,000  30.14    (2,000  30.14 

Exercised

   —      —      —     —      —     —   

Vested

   9,400    28.60    (9,400  28.60    —     —   

Outstanding—December 31, 2019

   16,400   $28.34    28,600  $28.65    45,000  $28.54 

Options exercisable at year end

   —      —      —     —      —     —   

Weighted average fair value of options per share granted during the year

   —      —     $—    —     $—    —   

Remaining contractual life (years)

   3.2      3.3     3.3  

The Company accounts for these options in accordance with GAAP, which requires that the fair value of the equity awards be recognized as compensation expense over the period during which the employee is required to provide service in exchange for such an award. The Company is amortizing compensation expense over the vesting period, or five years. The Company recognized $(11,150) and $72,046 of compensation expense for stock options for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and for the year ended December 31, 2019, respectively.

6. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

In October 2020, C&F advised us to cease writing business in eight states under the Agency Agreement. We are currently in discussions with alternative carriers to write policies impacted by this directive.

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) provides supplemental information, which sets forth the major factors that have affected our financial condition and results of operation and should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in this Form 10-Q.

Certain statements contained in this Form 10-Q, including this MD&A section, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and contain information relating to us that is based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, our management. The words “expect,” “believe,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “goal” and similar expressions as they relate to us or our management are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

 

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All forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Our actual future results may differ materially from those set forth in our forward-looking statements. Please see the Introductory Note and Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated in our subsequent quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q, and in our other filings made from time to time with the Commission after the date of this report for a discussion of factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. However, the risk factors listed in Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K or discussed in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other cautionary statements that are included herein. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect our management’s analysis only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to release publicly the results of any future revisions we may make to forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

The following discussion addresses our financial condition and results of operations for the periods and as of the dates indicated.

OVERVIEW

Unless otherwise indicated by the context in this quarterly report, we refer to AmerInst Insurance Group, Ltd. and its subsidiaries as the “Company,” “AmerInst,” “we” or “us.” “AMIC Ltd.” means AmerInst’s wholly owned subsidiary, AmerInst Insurance Company, Ltd. “Protexure” means Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of AmerInst Mezco, Ltd. which is a wholly owned subsidiary of AmerInst. “Investco” means AmerInst Investment Company, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of AMIC Ltd. Our principal offices are c/o Citadel Management Bermuda Limited, 25 Church Street, Continental Building, P.O. Box HM 1601, Hamilton, Bermuda, HM GX.

AmerInst Insurance Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda holding company formed in 1998 that provides insurance protection for professional service firms and engages in investment activities. AmerInst has two reportable segments: (1) reinsurance activity, which includes investments and other activities, and (2) insurance activity, which offers professional liability solutions to professional service firms. The revenues of the reinsurance activity reportable segment and the insurance activity reportable segment were $7,487,683 and $4,546,484, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $11,053,834 and $4,434,479, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The revenues for both reportable segments were derived from business operations in the United States other than interest income on bank accounts maintained in Bermuda.

Entry into Agency Agreement

On September 25, 2009, Protexure entered into an agency agreement (the “Agency Agreement”) with The North River Insurance Company, United States Fire Insurance Company, Crum & Forster Indemnity Company, Crum and Forster Insurance Company, and Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company (collectively, “C&F”) pursuant to which C&F appointed Protexure as its exclusive agent for the purposes of soliciting, underwriting, quoting, binding, issuing, cancelling, non-renewing and endorsing accountants’ professional liability and lawyers’ professional liability insurance coverage in all 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia. The initial term of the Agency Agreement was for four years with automatic one-year renewals thereafter. The Agency Agreement automatically renewed on September 25, 2020.

In October 2020, C&F advised us to cease writing business in eight states under the Agency Agreement. We are currently in discussions with alternative carriers to write policies impacted by this directive.

Entry into Reinsurance Agreement

We conduct our reinsurance business through AMIC Ltd., our subsidiary, which is a registered insurer in Bermuda. On September 25, 2009, AMIC Ltd. entered into a professional liability quota share agreement with C&F (the “Reinsurance Agreement”) pursuant to which C&F agreed to cede, and AMIC Ltd. agreed to accept as reinsurance, a 50% quota share of C&F’s liability under insurance written by Protexure on behalf of C&F and classified by C&F as accountants’ professional liability and lawyers’ professional liability, subject to AMIC Ltd.’s surplus limitations. Policies written by insurers other than C&F are not subject to the 50% quota share reinsurance to AMIC Ltd. The term of the Reinsurance Agreement is continuous and may be terminated by either party upon at least 120 days’ prior written notice to the other party.

Third-party Managers and Service Providers

Citadel Management Bermuda Limited provides the day-to-day services necessary for the administration of our business. Our agreement with Citadel Management Bermuda Limited renewed for one year beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2020. Mr. Thomas R. McMahon, our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, is an officer, director and employee of Citadel Management Bermuda Limited.

 

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The Country Club Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, provides portfolio management of fixed-income securities and directs our investments pursuant to guidelines approved by us. We have retained Oliver Wyman, an independent casualty actuarial consulting firm, to render advice regarding actuarial matters.

Outlook

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, worldwide social and economic activity became severely impacted by the spread and threat of COVID-19. Actions to minimize risk to those employed with Protexure and those employed with our management company in Bermuda, Citadel Management Bermuda Limited, have been taken, including restricting travel and instituting extensive work-from-home protocols. This leveraged our existing operational contingency plans at every level of the organization, which ensured business process and control continuity. These actions have helped prevent major disruption to our clients and operations.

There was no significant impact on our insurance premiums and losses during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 relating to the COVID-19 global pandemic nor do we anticipate, at this time, that this global catastrophic event will have a significant impact on our insurance premiums and losses in future quarters due to the types of insurance products we offer and our client base of professional service firms, among other factors. With regard to investments, our investment portfolios that held equity securities incurred significant negative valuation adjustments during the first quarter of 2020 as spreads widened and perceived risks elevated as was reflected in first quarter financial results. During the second and third quarters of 2020, our investment portfolio partially recovered as markets responded to unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus in the U.S. and around the world. In September 2020, the Company liquidated its equity securities portfolios as a measure to preserve its capital base. The Company plans to reinvest the proceeds from these liquidations in fixed income securities as market conditions permit.

The Company will continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on its operations over the coming quarters.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to nine months ended September 30, 2019

We recorded a net loss of $11,290,334 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to net income of $2,158,618 for the same period in 2019. The decrease in net income was mainly attributable to the decrease in net realized and unrealized gains on investments of $4,360,089 – from a gain of $2,595,789 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 to a $1,764,300 loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, which is due to unfavorable market conditions attributable to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on the worldwide economy and to the increase in loss and loss adjustment expenses of $8,867,830 – from $5,210,575 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 to $14,078,405 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, which is due to higher than expected loss emergence on the Company’s lawyers’ book of business in accident years 2017, 2018 and 2019. This was partially offset by the increase in commission income of $146,623 – from $4,395,855 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 to $4,542,478 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as a result of a higher volume of premiums written under the Agency Agreement.

Our net premiums earned for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $8,947,710 compared to $8,141,526 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, an increase of $806,184 or 9.9%. The net premiums earned for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were attributable to cessions from C&F under the Reinsurance Agreement. The increase in net premiums earned under the Reinsurance Agreement during the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 resulted from increased cessions from C&F in 2020, arising from a higher level of underwriting activity under the Agency Agreement due to the continued marketing of the program by Protexure which resulted in greater penetration in targeted markets.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, we recorded commission income under the Agency Agreement of $4,542,478 and $4,395,855, respectively, an increase of $146,623 or 3.3%. This increase resulted from a higher volume of premiums written under the Agency Agreement in 2020 due to the continued marketing of the program by Protexure which resulted in greater penetration in the targeted markets.

We recorded net investment income of 308,279 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $355,143 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The decrease in net investment income was attributable to a decrease in interest earned on short term investments and cash and cash equivalents as the result of lower interest rates in place during the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The annualized investment yield, calculated as total interest and dividends divided by the net average amount of total investments and cash and cash equivalents, was 1.2% for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to the 1.3% yield earned for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

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We recorded a net realized and unrealized loss on investments of $1,764,300 during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to net realized gains of $2,595,789 during the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $4,360,089 or 168%. The decrease was primarily related to the decrease in the fair value of our equity investments during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, due to unfavorable market conditions attributable to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on the worldwide economy. During the first quarter of 2020, our investment portfolios that hold equity securities incurred significant negative valuation adjustments as spreads widened and perceived risks elevated as was reflected in first quarter financial results. During the second and third quarters of 2020, our investment portfolio partially recovered as markets responded to unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus in the U.S. and around the world. In September 2020, the Company liquidated its equity securities portfolios as a measure to preserve its capital base.

Our losses and loss adjustment expenses increased by 170.2% to $14.078,405 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 from $5,210,575 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The increase in loss and loss adjustment expenses was due to higher than expected loss emergence on the Company’s lawyers’ book of business in accident years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

We recorded policy acquisition costs of $4,097,754 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $3,012,548 for the same period in 2019. Policy acquisition costs, which are primarily ceding commissions paid to the ceding insurer, are established as a percentage of premiums earned. Therefore, any increase or decrease in premiums earned will result in a similar increase or decrease in policy acquisition costs. The policy acquisition costs recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were 45.8% and 37% of the net premiums earned under the Reinsurance Agreement of $8,947,710 and $8,141,526, respectively. The increase to the percentage applied to net premiums earned during the nine months ending September 30, 2020 was attributable to the recording of a premium deficiency reserve in September 2020 in the amount of $787,159. This reserve was recorded as management believes that the Company’s unearned premium position at September 30, 2020 may not be sufficient to meet future expected claims and expenses, as a result of recent adverse claim activity, as discussed above.

We expensed operating and management expenses of $5,019,124 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $5,138,604 for the same period in 2019, a decrease of $119,480 or 2.3%. The decrease was primarily attributable to decreased board and committee meetings related expenses due to the reduction in physical meetings held during the second and third quarters as the result of travel restrictions imposed in relation to COVID-19.

The tables below summarize the results of the following AmerInst reportable segments: (1) reinsurance activity, which also includes investments and other activities, and (2) insurance activity, which offers professional liability solutions to professional service firms under the Agency Agreement with C&F.

 

   As of and for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Insurance
Segment
   Total 

Revenues

  $7,487,683   $4,546,484   $12,034,167 

Total losses and expenses

   19,062,602    4,261,899    23,324,501 

Segment (loss) income

   (11,574,919   284,585    (11,290,334

Identifiable assets

   —      1,107,040    1,107,040 

 

   As of and for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Reinsurance
Segment
 

Revenues

  $11,053,834   $4,434,479   $15,488,313 

Total losses and expenses

   9,241,760    4,087,935    13,329,695 

Segment income

   1,812,074    346,544    2,158,618 

Identifiable assets

   —      983,448    983,448 

Three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to three months ended September 30, 2019

We recorded a net loss of $8,277,992 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to a net loss of $22,537 for the same period in 2019. The decrease in net income was mainly attributable to the increase in loss and loss adjustment expenses of $8,749,489 from $1,802,187 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 to $10,551,676 for the three months ended September 30, 2020, which is due to higher than expected loss emergence on the Company’s lawyers book of business in accident years 2017, 2018 and 2019. This was partially offset by the increase in the fair value of our equity investments during the three months ended September 30, 2020 due to favorable market conditions attributable to the unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus in the U.S. and around the world to counter the negative impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on the worldwide economy.

 

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Our net premiums earned for the third quarter of 2020 were $3,437,196 compared to $2,815,917 for the third quarter of 2019, an increase of $621,279 or 22.1%. The net premiums earned during the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were attributable to cessions from C&F under the Reinsurance Agreement. The increased cessions arose from a higher level of underwriting activity under the Agency Agreement during 2020 due to the continued marketing of the program by Protexure, which resulted in increased penetration in targeted markets.

For the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, we recorded commission income under the Agency Agreement of $1,437,181 and $1,450,367, respectively, a marginal decrease of $13,186 or .9%. This decrease resulted from a marginally lower volume of premiums written under the Agency Agreement during the third quarter of 2020 compared to the third quarter of 2019.

We recorded net investment income of $99,444 for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 compared to $125,491, for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. The decrease in net investment income was attributable to a decrease in interest earned on short term investments and cash and cash equivalents as the result of lower interest rates in place during the third quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The annualized investment yield, calculated as total interest and dividends divided by the net average amount of total investments and cash and cash equivalents, was 1.2% for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, compared to the 1.3% yield earned for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

We recorded net realized and unrealized gains on investments of $988,562 during the quarter ended September 30, 2020 compared to net realized and unrealized gains of $72,492 during the quarter ended September 30, 2019, an increase of $916,070 or 1,263.7%. The increase was primarily related to the increase in the fair value of our equity investments during the quarter ended September 30, 2020, due to favorable market conditions attributable to the unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus in the U.S. and around the world to counter the negative impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on the worldwide economy. In late September 2020, the Company liquidated its equity securities portfolios as a measure to preserve its capital base.

Our losses and loss adjustment expenses increased by 485.5% to $10,551,676 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 from $1,082,187 for the three months ended September 30, 2019. The increase in loss and loss adjustment expenses was due to higher than expected loss emergence on the Company’s lawyers’ book of business in accident years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

We recorded policy acquisition costs of $2,058,923 in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $1,041,890 for the same period in 2019. Policy acquisition costs, which are primarily ceding commissions paid to the ceding insurer, are established as a percentage of premiums earned; therefore, any increase or decrease in premiums earned will result in a similar increase or decrease in policy acquisition costs. The policy acquisition costs recorded during the third quarter of 2020 and 2019 were 59.9% and 37% of the net premiums earned under the Reinsurance Agreement of $3,437,196 and $2,815,917, respectively. The increase to the percentage applied to net premiums earned during the third quarter of 2020 was attributable to the recording of a premium deficiency reserve in September 2020 in the amount of $787,159. This reserve was recorded as management believes that the Company’s unearned premium position at September 30, 2020 may not be sufficient to meet future expected claims and expenses, as a result of recent adverse claim activity, as discussed above.

We incurred operating and management expenses of $1,592,813 in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $1,636,073 for the same period in 2019, a decrease of $43,260 or 2.6%. The decrease was primarily attributable to decreased board and committee meetings related expenses due to the reduction in physical meetings held during the third quarter as the result of travel restrictions imposed in relation to COVID-19.

The tables below summarize the results of the following AmerInst reportable segments: (1) reinsurance activity, which also includes investments and other activities, and (2) insurance activity, which offers professional liability solutions to professional service firms under the Agency Agreement with C&F.

 

   As of and for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Insurance
Segment
   Total 

Revenues

  $4,524,821   $1,437,562   $5,962,383 

Total losses and expenses

   12,872,084    1,368,291    14,240,375 

Segment (loss) income

   (8,347,263   69,271    (8,277,992

Identifiable assets

   —      1,107,040    1,107,040 

 

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   As of and for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2019 
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Reinsurance
Segment
   Reinsurance
Segment
 

Revenues

  $3,001,278   $1,462,998   $4,464,267 

Total losses and expenses

   3,120,582    1,366,222    4,486,804 

Segment (loss) income

   (119,304   96,767    (22,537

Identifiable assets

   —      983,448    983,448 

FINANCIAL CONDITION

As of September 30, 2020, our total investments were $16,909,494, a decrease of $14,124,122 or 45.4%, from $31,033,616 at December 31, 2019. This decrease was primarily due to the Company’s decision to liquidate its equity securities portfolios in September 2020 as a measure to preserve its capital base. The cash and cash equivalents balance increased from $6,589,810 at December 31, 2019 to $10,795,173 at September 30, 2020, an increase of $4,205,363 or 63.8%, and the restricted cash and cash equivalents balance increased from $1,169,805 at December 31, 2019 to $4,328,910 at September 30, 2020, an increase of $3,159,105 or 270.1%. These increases were primarily due to the deposit of the proceeds in relation to the aforementioned equity security portfolio liquidations, partially offset by net losses paid under the Reinsurance Agreement during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The ratio of cash, total investments and other invested assets to total liabilities at September 30, 2020 was 1.25:1, compared to a ratio of 1.22:1 at December 31, 2019.

The assumed reinsurance balances receivable represents the current assumed premiums receivable from the fronting carriers. As of September 30, 2020, the balance was $2,830,194 compared to $5,695,847 as of December 31, 2019. This balance fluctuates due to the timing of the net premium received from C&F under the Reinsurance Agreement.

The assumed reinsurance payable represents current reinsurance losses payable and commissions payable to the fronting carriers. As of September 30, 2020, the balance was $2,701,177 compared to $6,756,177 as of December 31, 2019. This balance fluctuates due to the timing of losses reported to us.

Deferred policy acquisition costs, which represent the deferral of ceding commission expense related to premiums not yet earned, decreased from $1,964,052 at December 31, 2019 to $1,174,491at September 30, 2020. The decrease in deferred policy acquisition costs in 2020 was due to the decrease in unearned premiums assumed under the Reinsurance Agreement compared to the prior year and to the recording of a premium deficiency reserve in September 2020 in the amount of $787,159. This reserve was recorded as management believes that the Company’s unearned premium position at September 30, 2020 may not be sufficient to meet future expected claims and expenses, as a result of recent adverse claim activity, as discussed above.

Prepaid expenses and other assets were $1,924,327 at September 30, 2020 compared to $2,019,622 as of December 31, 2019. The balance primarily relates to (1) prepaid directors’ and officers’ liability insurance costs, (2) the directors’ prepaid annual retainer, (3) prepaid professional fees and (4) premiums due to Protexure under the Agency Agreement. This balance fluctuates due to the timing of the prepayments and to the timing of the premium receipts by Protexure.

Accrued expenses and other liabilities primarily represent premiums payable by Protexure to C&F under the Agency Agreement and expenses accrued relating largely to professional fees. The balance decreased from $5,873,130 at December 31, 2019 to $5,159,635 at September 30, 2020, a decrease of $713,495 or 12.1%. This balance fluctuates due to the timing of the premium payments to C&F and payments of professional fees.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Our cash needs consist of settlement of losses and expenses under our reinsurance treaties and funding day-to-day operations. In continuing the implementation of our business plan, our management expects to meet these cash needs from cash flows arising from our investment portfolio. Because substantially all of our assets are marketable securities, we expect that we will have sufficient flexibility to provide for unbudgeted cash needs that may arise from time to time without resorting to borrowing, subject to Bermuda statutory limitations as discussed in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Total cash, investments and other invested assets decreased from $38,793,231 at December 31, 2019 to $32,033,577 at September 30, 2020, a decrease of $6,759,654 or 17.4%. The net decrease resulted primarily from the decrease in the fair value of certain equity securities as a result of unfavorable market conditions attributable to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on the worldwide economy and to net losses paid under the Reinsurance Agreement. In September 2020, the Company liquidated its equity securities portfolios as a measure to preserve its capital base.

 

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The Bermuda Monetary Authority has authorized Investco to purchase our common shares, on a negotiated basis, from shareholders who have died or retired from the practice of public accounting. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, no such transactions occurred. From inception through September 30, 2020, Investco had repurchased 224,538 common shares from shareholders who had died or retired for a total purchase price of $6,379,286. From time to time, Investco has also purchased shares in privately negotiated transactions. From inception through September 30, 2020, Investco had purchased an additional 75,069 common shares in such privately negotiated transactions for a total purchase price of $1,109,025. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, no such transactions occurred.

Cash Dividends

We paid no dividends during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. Since we began paying dividends in 1995, our original shareholders have received $22.87 in cumulative dividends per share. Although we have paid cash dividends on a regular basis in the past, the declaration and payment of cash dividends in the future will be at the discretion of our board of directors, subject to the requirements of applicable law, and will depend on, among other things, our financial condition, results of operations, current and anticipated cash needs and other factors that our board of directors considers relevant.

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

The Company is not a party to any off-balance sheet arrangements.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Our critical accounting policies are discussed in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and is incorporated herein by reference.

We have identified accounting for the liability for losses and loss adjustment expenses as our most critical accounting policy and estimate in that it is important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results, and it requires our subjective and complex judgment as a result of the need to make estimates about the effects of matters that are inherently uncertain. This accounting policy, including the nature of the estimates and types of assumptions used, are described throughout this Item 2, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Available Information

We file annual, quarterly, and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the Commission. You may read any public document we file with the Commission at the Commission’s public reference room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549. Please call the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 for information on the public reference room. The Commission maintains an internet site that contains annual, quarterly, and current reports, proxy and information statements and other information that issuers (including AmerInst) file electronically with the Commission. The Commission’s internet site is www.sec.gov.

Our internet site is www.amerinst.bm. We make available free of charge through our internet site our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as soon as reasonably practicable after such material is electronically filed with, or furnished to, the Commission. We also make available, through our internet site, via links to the Commission’s internet site, statements of beneficial ownership of our equity securities filed by our directors, officers, 10% or greater shareholders and others under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act. In addition, we post on www.amerinst.bm our Memorandum of Association, our Bye-Laws, our Statement of Share Ownership Policy, Charters for our Audit Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee, as well as our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. You can request a copy of these documents, excluding exhibits, at no cost, by writing or telephoning us c/o Citadel Management Bermuda Limited, 25 Church Street, Continental Building, P.O. Box HM 1601 Hamilton, Bermuda HM GX, Attention: Investor Relations (441) 295-6015. The information on our internet site is not incorporated by reference into this report.

 

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Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

Not applicable.

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

As of September 30, 2020, the end of the period covered by this Form 10-Q, our management, including our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Based upon that evaluation, our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer each concluded that as of September 30, 2020, the end of the period covered by this Form 10-Q, we maintained effective disclosure controls and procedures.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Our management, including our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, has reviewed our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Part II—OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

We are party to various legal proceedings generally arising in the normal course of our business. While any proceeding contains an element of uncertainty, we do not believe that the eventual outcome of any litigation or arbitration proceeding to which we are presently a party will have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or business. Pursuant to our insurance and reinsurance agreements, disputes are generally required to be finally settled by arbitration.

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

In addition to the other information set forth in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated in our subsequent quarterly reports. The risks described in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K and our subsequent quarterly reports are not the only risks facing us. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or operating results.

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

None.

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

None.

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

 

Item 5.

Other Information

None.

 

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Item 6.

Exhibits

(a) Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

  31.1  Certification of Stuart H. Grayston pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  31.2  Certification of Thomas R. McMahon pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  32.1  Certification of Stuart H. Grayston pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  32.2  Certification of Thomas R. McMahon pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS  XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.LAB  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
101.DEF  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: November 16, 2020 AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.
 (Registrant)
 By: /s/ STUART H. GRAYSTON
  Stuart H. Grayston
  President (Principal Executive Officer, duly authorized to sign this Report in such capacity and on behalf of the Registrant)
 By: /s/ THOMAS R. MCMAHON
  Thomas R. McMahon
  Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer, duly authorized to sign this Report in such capacity and on behalf of the Registrant)

 

 

 

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