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Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

Aspen shareholders approve acquisition by Apollo

11th December 2018

The shareholders of Bermuda-headquartered Aspen Insurance Holdings have approved the company's acquisition by funds under management of Apollo Global Management. Aspen held a special general meeting of shareholders regarding the merger agreement, and has announced that all of the resolutions put forward at the special general meeting were approved by the ... Read the full article

Apollo charges, higher expenses and losses hit Aspen in Q3

25th October 2018

Aspen Insurance Holdings has reported a net loss of $15.1 million for the third-quarter of 2018, which includes impacts from charges related to its transaction with Apollo, expense efficiencies, and higher losses. As previously announced, Aspen, the global insurer and reinsurer is to be acquired by Apollo Global Management, LLC ... Read the full article

Apollo lowered per share offer, Aspen’s counter-offer secured final price

23rd October 2018

A proxy statement has revealed that Aspen Insurance Holdings' financial advisors held discussions with 26 companies to gauge interest about making an offer for the company, four of which were in the final bid process, with Apollo eventually agreeing a deal. It was announced at the end of August 2018 that ... Read the full article

Mark Cloutier to leave Brit with a view to becoming Chairman & CEO of Aspen

1st October 2018

Brit has announced that Executive Chairman Mark Cloutier is to step down from his role in December 2018, with a view to becoming the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aspen Insurance Holdings. Following his departure, Cloutier will assume a role with an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC, working ... Read the full article

Aspen signs $65mn IT agreement to add efficiency

9th September 2018

Aspen Insurance Holdings, via its subsidiaries Aspen Insurance UK Services Limited, Aspen Insurance U.S Services Inc, and Aspen Bermuda Limited, has entered into a $65 million information technology agreement with Cognizant Worldwide to improve its operating efficiencies. The agreement, effective from August 31, 2018 has an initial term period of five ... Read the full article

Aspen UK approves early release of Thomas Lillelund to AIG

3rd September 2018

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has agreed to release former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its reinsurance segment, Thomas Lillelund, early. Lillelund stopped acting as CEO of Aspen's reinsurance segment effective August 7th, 2018, and on August 29th, Aspen Insurance UK Limited and Lillelund executed a letter outlining terms and conditions of his ... Read the full article

Aspen confirms acquisition by Apollo for $2.6bn

28th August 2018

Bermuda-headquartered Aspen Insurance Holdings has confirmed this morning that it is being acquired by funds under management of Apollo Global Management, LLC for $2.6 billion. The fact Aspen has been for sale has been no secret and the insurance and reinsurance firm's sale has been one of the most discussed, while ... Read the full article

Aspen ceases underwriting certain lines at Lloyd’s, cost a factor

13th August 2018

Aspen Insurance Holdings is to stop underwriting international professional indemnity (PI), marine hull, and aviation insurance at Lloyd's of London, with the cost of doing business at the specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace being a factor. Speaking during the insurer and reinsurer's second-quarter 2018 earnings call, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chris ... Read the full article

Aspen significantly reduces cat exposure as efficiency drive continues

9th August 2018

Chris O'Kane, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, has said that the efforts taken so far to strengthen the re/insurer's operations have significantly reduced its exposure to catastrophe events. Aspen announced losses, net of reinsurance, of approximately $400 million from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well ... Read the full article

Starr Insurance to acquire Aspen’s aviation business

7th August 2018

Starr Insurance Companies has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the renewal rights of Aspen Insurance’s aviation business. Under the terms of the agreement, Starr will manage all underwriting and claims administration on current business, in addition to managing the run-off of Aspen’s aviation claims and reserves ... Read the full article

Aspen pursues new insurance subsidiary in Ireland

15th May 2018

The Central Bank of Ireland has received an application from insurer and reinsurer Aspen for the authorisation of a new insurance subsidiary in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Aspen Insurance Ireland DAC (Aspen Ireland) is anticipated to be operational by the first quarter of 2019 and is intended to ensure continued service ... Read the full article

Aspen seeing mid-year rate increases of up to 7.5%: CEO, O’Kane

8th May 2018

Aspen Re, the reinsurance segment of Bermudian re/insurance group Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, saw rate increases of 5.3% in the first-quarter of 2018, and while rates moderated at the April renewals, the firm's already seeing increases of up to 7.5% for loss-affected accounts incepting in June. Aspen's first-quarter results commentary is ... Read the full article

Aspen Re Chairman Boornazian to retire

29th March 2018

Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has announced that Chairman of Aspen Re and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aspen Re, Americas, Brian Boornazian, is to retire from the company, effective end of April, 2018. The company has revealed that Boornazian's role as Chairman of its global reinsurance operation and ... Read the full article

Aspen under analyst scrutiny following exec compensation hikes

20th March 2018

The future of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, the Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group, has come under increasing levels of scrutiny in recent days, in particular after the firm filed details of a hike in the severance compensation plans for the CEO and CFO. Aspen has been under scrutiny from analysts for ... Read the full article

Aspen taking steps to improve U.S. property insurance results

20th February 2018

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, the Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group, is taking steps to improve the performance of its property insurance book, beginning with the shuttering of its Bermuda-based U.S. property underwriting unit. Aspen's 2017 results were deeply disappointing, according to CEO Chris O’Kane, who said that the company was taking ... Read the full article

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