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Aspen names Clive Edwards as CEO for UK & managing agency

12th September 2019

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has appointed Clive Edwards as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aspen Insurance UK Limited (AIUK) and Aspen Managing Agency Limited (AMAL). He succeeds Mike Cain, who has been appointed to the position of Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). Edwards most recently served as Co-Chief Underwriting Officer of AIUK, ... Read the full article

Validus’ Jonathan Ritz appointed President of Aspen

3rd September 2019

Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Jonathan Ritz as its President, effective immediately. Formerly, Ritz was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Validus' US Insurance operations, including Western World Insurance Group, Crop Risk Services and Validus Specialty, all of which were acquired by AIG in ... Read the full article

Aspen reports H1 net loss from underwriting, expense movements

16th August 2019

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has reported a net loss of $37.3 million for the first-half of 2019 compared with net income of $16.1 million in the same period last year, driven by expense and underwriting movements. The insurer and reinsurer's reported net loss for the period includes $99.2 million of net ... Read the full article

S&P stays negative on Aspen citing performance pressure

26th July 2019

S&P Global Ratings has maintained its negative outlook on the ratings of Bermudian re/insurer Aspen Insurance Holdings and its subsidiaries, citing continued pressure on the company’s underwriting performance compared to its peers. The rating agency also affirmed its ‘BBB+’ long-term issuer credit rating for Aspen, and ‘A-‘ long-term issuer credit and ... Read the full article

Joshua Brekenfeld joins Aspen as Director of Global Corporate Development

19th June 2019

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has appointed Joshua Brekenfeld as Director of Global Corporate Development, effective August 2019. Brekenfeld joins the insurer and reinsurer from Lloyd's of London, where he worked in a number of senior roles over the past six years, most recently leading the business oversight relationship between Lloyd's and ... Read the full article

Dunleavy named CUO of Aspen Re as Issavi joins Ryan Specialty

30th May 2019

Emil Issavi, previously the President, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) and Managing Director of the Americas, Aspen Reinsurance, is leaving the firm to join Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) and its subsidiaries RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC and Ryan Re Underwriting Managers, LLC as Senior Executive. The announcement from Aspen Insurance Holdings and RSG ... Read the full article

Aspen reshuffles management, puts MGA into run-off

14th May 2019

Bermuda-headquartered Aspen Insurance Holdings has announced a series of key changes to its management team, as well as issued confirmation that its UK-based MGA Aspen Risk Management Limited (ARML) will be put into run-off. Aspen states that it is working with the management team at ARML to ensure all policyholder obligations ... Read the full article

Apollo completes Aspen acquisition

15th February 2019

It's been announced that affiliates of certain Apollo investment funds have completed the previously announced takeover of Aspen Insurance Holdings, following the receipt of regulatory approval. In August 2018, it was revealed that Apollo Funds had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer Aspen. This was followed by ... Read the full article

Lodestar Marine enters P&I insurance cover agreement with Aspen Insurance

13th February 2019

Lodestar Marine has entered into a new agreement with Aspen Insurance, the insurance arm of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, that sees Lodestar provide Protection and Indemnity (P&I) insurance to the owners and managers of small and specialised ships with Aspen. Under the agreement, Lodestar will now provide protection up to $50 ... Read the full article

Catastrophes significantly dent Aspen’s underwriting performance in Q4

7th February 2019

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has reported a net loss of $147 million for the fourth-quarter of 2018, as a slight increase in investment income was heavily offset by underwriting losses in both its insurance and reinsurance segments following the impacts of catastrophe losses in the period. Net of reinsurance and reinstatement ... Read the full article

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

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