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Novae Group has posted its 2012 results. It made a pre-tax profit of £49.3 million compared with a loss of £6 million last year, its gross written premiums decreasing to £612 million from £624 million in 2011. Its combined ratio for the year was 90.5 per cent, a big improvement on the 101.5 per cent it posted in 2011. “Three years ago we set out our objectives for driving up the returns of the group by re-engineering  our business mix and by rigorously managing capital and costs. Three years on, this strategy has delivered a steadily improving group performance particularly in 2012 delivering a return on equity of 17.6 per cent,” said Matthew Fosh, group chief executive.

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