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Enstar to reinsure $465mn of Lyft’s legacy automobile business

1st April 2020

A wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of legacy acquirer Enstar Group Limited has entered into a novation agreement with affiliates of ridesharing company Lyft, Inc. and certain underwriting companies of Zurich North America, a division of global insurer Zurich. Under the terms of the novation agreement, Enstar will reinsure legacy automobile business ... Read the full article

Catalina Holdings takes control of Asia Capital Re

31st March 2020

Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance run-off and legacy specialist, Catalina Holdings, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Singapore headquartered reinsurer, Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte. Ltd. The change of control of the Asian reinsurer is effective March 31st, 2020 and marks the completion of Catalina's first acquisition in Asia, with ... Read the full article

AXA LM acquires reinsurance portfolio from German unit

28th February 2020

AXA Liabilities Managers (AXA LM), a division of AXA and an acquirer and manager of legacy re/insurance business, has received regulatory approval for the acquisition of a legacy assumed treaty reinsurance portfolio from AXA Versicherung AG. German regulator BaFin gave the green light for AXA LM to move ahead with the ... Read the full article

RiverStone assumes reinsurance portfolio from Aioi Nissay Dowa

26th February 2020

RiverStone, the insurance run-off management firm owned by Fairfax, has assumed a portfolio of reinsurance business from the UK branch of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company, Ltd (ADI). The portfolio was transferred under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and is effective from January 31, 2020. The UK ... Read the full article

Premia Re assumes risks from two Lloyd’s syndicates in Q4

25th February 2020

Bermuda-based property & casualty re/insurance run-off group Premia Holdings assumed risks from two Lloyd’s of London syndicates in the fourth quarter of 2019. The previously undisclosed deals were acknowledged by Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) in its recent assessment of the company, which had its financial strength rating confirmed as A-. The ... Read the full article

DARAG bolsters UK presence with two acquisitions

12th February 2020

Legacy specialist DARAG Group Limited has completed its acquisition of The Underwriter Insurance Company Limited, and also its Sale and Purchase Agreement with One Re Ltd. Both transactions were completed via DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs- und Ruckversicherungs-AG, the legacy specialist's German operation. The Underwriter, which is a UK domiciled company that is in ... Read the full article

SCOR’s Channel Syndicate completes RITC transaction with RiverStone

11th February 2020

The Channel Syndicate at Lloyd’s of London, which is part of global re/insurer SCOR’s Specialty Insurance platform, has completed its reinsurance to close (RITC) transaction with legacy specialist, RiverStone. Effective January 1st, 2020 the transaction covers the 2017 and prior years of account of Syndicate 2015. First announced in November of ... Read the full article

AXA LM acquires RenRe’s UK run-off business

4th February 2020

AXA Liabilities Managers (AXA LM), a division of AXA and an acquirer and manager of legacy re/insurance business, has announced an agreement to acquire RenaissanceRe (UK) Limited from Bermuda-based reinsurer, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. RenaissanceRe (UK) Limited, a company in run-off, was formerly known as Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited, and ... Read the full article

AFG’s Q4 results include $58mn non-core charge from Neon exit

4th February 2020

American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) has reported net earnings of $211 million for the fourth-quarter of 2019 against a net loss of $29 million for the same period in 2018. The growth in earnings has occurred despite the firm's Q4 result including a $58 million hit from its previously announced ... Read the full article

R&Q completes portfolio transfer from Swedish captive

30th January 2020

Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Randall & Quilter Investment Holding Ltd. (R&Q), has completed the transfer of business from Lansen Försäkringsaktiebolag (Lansen), a wholly owned subsidiary of SAAB Aktiebolag. R&Q states that the portfolio transfer is designed to enable SAAB to close its captive insurer that it ... Read the full article

DARAG concludes reinsurance arrangement with Lloyd’s Syndicate

15th January 2020

Legacy acquirer, DARAG Group Limited has today announced the completion of a transaction with a leading Lloyd's of London syndicate, to provide reinsurance for a book of U.S. liability business. Under the terms of the agreement, DARAG'S Malta-based risk carrier, DARAG Malta Insurance and Reinsurance PCC Ltd., will provided the reinsurance. Tom ... Read the full article

R&Q’s Joint CEO Roger Sellek resigns

15th January 2020

Changes at the top continue at non-life legacy and run-off investor and capacity provider to program business Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q), with one of its Joint CEO's resigning and set to depart immediately. The company said this morning that Roger Sellek has resigned from his position at R&Q ... Read the full article

Bermuda’s Fleming Re acquires AggCap II

20th December 2019

Fleming Re Holdings LLC has announced the acquisition of AggCap Insurance Ltd,  - AggCap II, a group captive that is in run-off providing workers compensation coverage for a large membership of California-based agribusinesses. AggCap Insurance Ltd is a Bermuda-based segregated accounts company that has provided workers comp insurance, loss control services, ... Read the full article

DARAG completes legacy portfolio transfer with SOVAG

20th December 2019

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group Limited has announced the completion of its portfolio transfer deal with German insurer and reinsurer, SOVAG. The deal, which was first announced in August 2019, sees the portfolio transferred to DARAG’s German subsidiary, DARAG Versicherungs- und Ruckversicherungs-AG. The legacy book consisted of both direct insurance and inwards ... Read the full article

MS Amlin puts UK P&C classes into run-off

19th December 2019

Global re/insurer MS Amlin has confirmed that it will cease underwriting certain lines of UK property and casualty (P&C) business from January 31, 2020, in line with its new strategic direction. Corporate Property, Real Estate, Casualty and Package Binders are among the classes the company plans to exit. The move follows the ... Read the full article

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