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R&Q ties up two run-off transactions in California

28th November 2018

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has announced the completion of a transaction to provide full finality to a California based self-insurer by R&Q’s wholly owned subsidiary, Accredited Surety and Casualty Company. This deal marks the second transaction with a self-insurer in California and the fifth nationwide over the past two years. “We ... Read the full article

New Nordic places Qudos into liquidation with help of DARAG

28th November 2018

New Nordic Advisors, the investment management company, has placed its wholly-owned insurance subsidiary Qudos Insurance into liquidation, effective immediately. This decision follows a comprehensive review of the insurance company’s position. New Nordic had entered into a number of retrospective reinsurance treaties with legacy specialist DARAG, in order to de-risk Qudos and ... Read the full article

Qatar General Insurance to place Dubai branch into run-off

26th November 2018

Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company (QGIRCO) has announced that it is to cease issuing any new insurance policies from its branch in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and begin the process of placing the business into run-off. The news follows the company’s decision to exit the insurance market in Dubai, ... Read the full article

DARAG acquires SOBC Services, takes on four in run-off insurers

20th November 2018

DARAG Guernsey has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SOBC DARAG Holdings Ltd, has now acquired the entire share capital of SOBC Services in an agreement that will also see it take on four in run-off U.S carriers and a Bermuda-based cell. The announcement follows the formation of SOBC DARAG ... Read the full article

Enstar and Maiden agree to $2.7bn loss portfolio transfer

12th November 2018

Bermuda-based re/insurance, run-off and legacy transaction specialist Enstar Group Limited has signed an agreement that will see a subsidiary assume loss reserves of approximately $2.675 billion associated with Maiden Re’s quota share reinsurance contracts with AmTrust Financial Services and its subsidiaries. The retrocession will apply to losses arising and/or claims made ... Read the full article

Monument Re acquires run-off life portfolio from Enstar’s Alpha Insurance

8th November 2018

Bermudian reinsurer Monument Re has announced the acquisition of a run-off portfolio of traditional life and credit life business from Belgian composite insurer Alpha Insurance S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Enstar Group Limited. Monument Re said that the portfolio would be transferred to its Belgian carrier, Monument Assurance Belgium NV, ... Read the full article

SOBC DARAG acquires Florida insurer in U.S expansion move

5th November 2018

SOBC DARAG, the newly-formed joint venture between U.S run-off specialist SOBC and European legacy acquirer DARAG, has completed its acquisition of Florida-based Peachtree Casualty Insurance Company. The acquisition, which was first announced in August 2018, marks SOBC DARAG’s first U.S acquisition and represents part of the initial stage of the ... Read the full article

Gossmann launches innovative legacy product with Munich Re backing

19th October 2018

Arndt Gossmann, the founder and owner of Gossmann & Cie, has announced the establishment of Expiring Policy Roll-Over (working title), a product that, with Munich Re as a reinsurance partner, allows the ongoing transfer of insurance contracts expiring in the future to an external risk carrier. This enables insurers to release ... Read the full article

Charles Taylor Managing Agency puts Syndicate 1884 into run-off

19th October 2018

Charles Taylor Managing Agency has announced that it has placed Syndicate 1884 into run-off, following the decision of the syndicate’s capital provider to withdraw from the Lloyd’s market for the 2019 underwriting year. The company said that it believes there will be increased demand for live and run-off syndicate management capabilities ... Read the full article

Catalina completes $700m equity capital raise, shareholder structure finalised

11th October 2018

Bermuda-headquartered Catalina Holdings has closed a $700 million equity capital raise and concluded its shareholder restructuring following receipt of regulatory approvals. Following completion of the transaction, affiliates of Apollo Global Management, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, have become majority shareholders of Catalina, with RenaissanceRe becoming a minority shareholder alongside Catalina’s management. As ... Read the full article

Monument Re completes acquisition of Ethias S.A run-off portfolio

3rd October 2018

Monument Re has announced the completion of its acquisition of a run-off portfolio of flexible premium retail life insurance contracts from Belgian insurer Ethias S.A, known as the FIRST A Portfolio. The deal was first announced in April 2018 and saw Monument Re take over the portfolio via its wholly ... Read the full article

R&Q’s Accredited acquires MPS Risk Solutions for £16mn

21st September 2018

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited, has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of MPS Risk Solutions Limited (MPSRS) from its owners, The Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS), for £16 million. MPSRS was formed in January 2004 ... Read the full article

R&Q on track to substantially exceed profit expectations in 2018

20th September 2018

Specialist non-life insurance and reinsurance investor, legacy or run-off transaction service provider and underwriting manager, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q), has reported that its first-half 2018 pre-tax profits increased by 40% year-on-year, with full-year profits expected to "substantially exceed market expectations". The firm's solid performance in the first-half of the ... Read the full article

Premia Holdings acquires Alan Gray LLC

13th September 2018

Bermuda-based property & casualty insurance and reinsurance run-off group, Premia Holdings Ltd., has announced the acquisition of Alan Gray LLC, an international claims, audit and risk management advisory firm. Alan Gray was established in 1988 as a claims and audit advisory firm, and offers its clients claims administration and audit services, actuarial, underwriting, ... Read the full article

U.S run-off carrier ProTucket launches first cell, funded by Swiss Re

11th September 2018

Pro U.S Holdings has made a capital contribution of $35 million to its subsidiary ProTucket Insurance Company, a U.S insurance carrier that provides run-off transfer solutions in the U.S, with funding obtained from Swiss Re. The capital injection was provided to allow ProTucket to meet the minimum capital requirements for it ... Read the full article

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