Reinsurance News


R&Q finalises NationsBuilders acquisition

13th August 2020

A statement has been released by Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) disclosing the completion of its acquisition of NationsBuilders Insurance Company (NBIC). Back in June, R&Q declared that it was entering into a stock purchase agreement to acquire NationsBuilders Insurance Company. Paul Corver, Group Head of M&A at R&Q, ... Read the full article

DARAG acquires auto & travel insurer Arisa

10th August 2020

Legacy acquirer, DARAG Group Limited has announced the acquisition of Arisa Assurances SA. Arisa is an automobile and travel insurance company based in Luxembourg and is a subsidiary of ADAC Versicherung AG. The transaction will be conducted through DARAG’s German risk carrier, DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs- und Rückversicherungs-AG, and remains subject to regulatory ... Read the full article

DARAG hires Goss as new Head of Claims from TMK

30th July 2020

Legacy acquirer DARAG has announced the appointment of Elliot Goss as Group Head of Claims. With over 17 years of re/insurance experience, Goss has specialised in long tail classes such as International Casualty. He most recently served as Head of Casualty and Specialty Claims at Tokio Marine Kiln, where he led the ... Read the full article

Enstar closes purchase of Great Lakes, HSB run-off portfolios

3rd July 2020

Legacy acquirer Enstar Group has announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has acquired certain portfolios from the Australian branches of Great Lakes Insurance SE and HSB Engineering Insurance Limited, both part of Munich Re group. This deal was first announced late last year and was described as primarily consisting of long ... Read the full article

DARAG completes transfer of Zurich’s German A&E PI portfolio

1st July 2020

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group Limited has completed the previously announced acquisition of Zurich Insurance's German architects and engineers (A&E) professional indemnity insurance (PI) portfolio. The legal transfer of the portfolio to DARAG's German risk carrier, DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs- und Rückversicherungs-AG, structured initially as an LPT or retrospective reinsurance, has now received ... Read the full article

Fleming Re announces novation of legacy liabilities from Duarte Nursery

1st July 2020

Run-off provider Fleming Reinsurance Ltd. (Fleming Re) has announced that it recently completed the novation of the workers compensation deductible layer of Duarte Nursery, Inc. Duarte Nursery is a family owned and operated nursery located near Modesto in California. It's the largest permanent crops nursery in the U.S. and has a ... Read the full article

Compre eyes growth with launch of Class 3A reinsurer in Bermuda

24th June 2020

Compre, the independent specialist legacy acquirer, has received regulatory approval in principle to establish a Class 3A reinsurer in Bermuda. Over the coming weeks, Compre is set to work with the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) to finalise the registration and licensing of the reinsurer. The company says that this new platform will ... Read the full article

Call for Watford to be sold as reinsurer falls “horribly short of expectations”

19th May 2020

In a recent letter, the principal of investment firm Capital Returns Management, Ronald Bobman, has called for Bermuda-based reinsurer Watford Holdings Ltd to consider selling itself, potentially to a runoff specialist. A letter that was sent on Friday highlighting unprofitable underwriting returns and poor investment results at the company, called for ... Read the full article

Enstar posts $516.8mn Q1 loss as COVID-19 dents investment portfolio

8th May 2020

Enstar Group Limited recently announced a net loss of almost $517 million for the opening quarter of 2020, driven by $612.6 million of unrealised investment losses owing to COVID-19 related financial market turmoil. Enstar's sizeable Q1 2020 net loss compares with net earnings of $358.8 million reported in the first-quarter of ... Read the full article

Enstar CFO Guy Bowker to resign

15th April 2020

Legacy acquirer Enstar Group Limited has announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and principal accounting officer, Guy Bowker, has informed the company of his intention to resign. Enstar states that Bowker will remain with the firm for an extended period (expected to be until March 2021) in order to ensure ... Read the full article

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

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