Insurance sector review - Hail or shine?

General insurance companies have been suffering from bad press, bad results and bad luck. Is the forecast about to change or will the stormy outlook continue?

For long-term investors these depressed prices look attractive with Colonial the pick that really stands out. As with the recent revival in the resources sector and especially BHP, the situation can't really get that worse for the insurance companies. The realisation of the situation could be the trigger for a recovery. Here's our review of the major players in the sector and their prospects, with these five companies making up 96% of the insurance index.

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