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News about the insurance and reinsurance run-off market, where legacy liabilities are transferred or acquired in run-off transactions, allowing their original holders or underwriters to achieve finality on those books of business.

Bermuda key for the growth and evolution of the legacy market: PwC

22nd September 2023

“We expect Bermuda will continue to play a significant role in the growth and evolution of the legacy market due to the depth of talent and also its regulator," suggests Matt Britten, Partner, Insurance, PwC Bermuda. According to PwC, the global non-life run-off market remains active, with $9.4bn of estimated gross ... Read the full article

Global non-life run-off market active, deal value rises: PwC

11th September 2023

With estimated gross reserves of $9.4 billion transacted across 37 deals has been publicly announced in the 12 month period to the end of June 2023, the global non-life run-off market remains active, notes PwC. When compared to the same period in the prior year, PwC notes that there's an almost ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint & Compre complete $1.3bn reinsurance LPT

3rd July 2023

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer SiriusPoint, and global legacy acquirer, Compre, have completed their previously announced $1.3 billion ground-up reinsurance loss portfolio transfer (LPT), underwritten by Pallas Reinsurance Company Ltd. This LPT was first announced in early March and sees Compre assume around $1.3 billion of reserves related to a diversified ... Read the full article

R&Q raising up to $60m in equity, completes separation of program / legacy

12th June 2023

R&Q Insurance Holdings is raising up to $60 million in new equity through a preferred arrangement with one of its shareholders Scopia Capital Management, while also having announced the completion of an internal separation of its its Program Management business, Accredited, and its Legacy Insurance business. R&Q has actually confirmed raising ... Read the full article

Marco Capital to acquire NIIC from The Hartford

17th February 2023

European P&C run-off specialist Marco Capital has announced the acquisition of UK-based Navigators International Insurance Company (NIIC) from The Hartford. NIIC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and was first established by The Navigators Group, Inc. The Navigators Group was acquired by The Hartford in ... Read the full article

Monument Re completes acquisition of portfolio from AXA Belgium

2nd November 2022

Life insurance and reinsurance holding company, Monument Re, through its Belgian subsidiary Monument Assurance Belgium (MAB) has completed the acquisition of a run-off life insurance portfolio with BEGAAP provisions of €2.6 billion from AXA Belgium. The acquisition was completed following regulatory approval from the National Bank of Belgium. Talks of the ... Read the full article

McDonald’s heads to Bermuda for its insurance arrangements

27th September 2022

Fast-food giant McDonald’s is moving its global insurance operation to Bermuda from Dublin and is tailing off its Irish vehicle, says a report from the Irish Independent. Managed by Aon in Ireland, the Irish unit, Golden Arches Insurance, has directed McDonald’s global insurance unit for nearly three decades. The report affirmed that ... Read the full article

PwC’s Michael Cook foresees “divergence” in run-off strategies

13th September 2022

Michael Cook, Partner and Claims Advisory Leader at PwC UK, has said that he expects to see a “divergence” in the strategies employed by run-off insurers in the coming years, as more firms begin to favor short-term agility as an alternative to longer-term stability. Cook addressed the industry during a briefing ... Read the full article

Global non-life run-off reserves rise 11% to $960bn: PwC

12th September 2022

The global non-life run-off market continues to grow, says PwC, with estimated liabilities rising 11% to $960bn since the beginning of 2021, according to its latest Global Insurance Run-off Survey. PwC estimates that since the last survey, over 50% of the growth has emanated from North America, with an increasing number ... Read the full article

DARAG acquires North American captive insurance company for $30mn

30th August 2022

Legacy acquirer, DARAG Group concluded a new agreement with an undisclosed captive insurance company, with a transaction value of approximately $30 million. The transaction, written into DARAG Bermuda, allows the original insurer full legal finality, with DARAG facing the original fronting insurer. Its structure was a novation of its 03-06 and 15/16 ... Read the full article

United P&C placed into run-off

25th August 2022

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UPC Insurance) has confirmed that it is effectively placing its personal lines subsidiary into run-off due to concerns over a lack of available reinsurance capacity. UPC reported last month that its Board had initiated a review to explore range of strategic and capital raising alternatives, including ... Read the full article

Run-off sector deals continue to rise, says PWC

4th August 2022

Non-life insurance run-off deals continue to increase, with the announcement of 18 deals and an estimated $5.4bn disclosed gross liabilities transacted through the first half of 2022. The sector has continued to see a variety of deal sizes with deals ranging in the first half of the year from $10m to ... Read the full article

R&Q changes name, but fails on shareholder approval for capital raises

19th July 2022

At its recent annual general meeting, shareholders of R&Q approved a resolution to change its name from Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. to a new shorter name of R&Q Insurance Holdings Ltd. The new name suggests a more focused mission and one that is really more aligned with where the ... Read the full article

R&Q shareholders reject acquisition, capital raise to proceed

26th May 2022

Shareholders of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd (R&Q) have again rejected an acquisition of the company by Brickell PC Insurance Holdings LLC, which is backed by 777 Partners, but have instead approved plans to focus on a $100m+ capital raise. R&Q failed to gain shareholder approval for the acquisition ... Read the full article

R&Q says 777 Partners backed Brickell pulling out of acquisition

25th May 2022

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd (R&Q) has said this morning that Brickell PC Insurance Holdings LLC, which is backed by 777 Partners, has said it aims to terminate the acquisition agreement the pair were trying to implement. The deal, which was announced at the start of April, valued Randall ... Read the full article