Reinsurance News


DARAG names James Insley CFO, as Halley departs

21st August 2019

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group Limited has announced the appointment of James Insley as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from September 2. He will succeed outgoing CFO James Halley, who is due to leave the business in mid-September. Insley joins DARAG from the Warranty Group, where he most recently served as European ... Read the full article

Enstar completes Maiden’s ADC reinsurance deal for AmTrust business

6th August 2019

Enstar Group Limited has now completed the adverse development cover (ADC) reinsurance agreement with Maiden Holdings that covers a quota share arrangement between Maiden Re and AmTrust Financial Services. Enstar's Bermuda operating company Cavello Bay Reinsurance Limited has effected the adverse development cover reinsurance transaction with Maiden Reinsurance Ltd. Maiden ... Read the full article

DARAG in legacy portfolio transfer with German re/insurer SOVAG

5th August 2019

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group Limited has announced a new Portfolio Transfer Agreement with German insurer and reinsurer, SOVAG. The legacy book, which comprises direct insurance and inwards reinsurance business, will be transferred to DARAG's German subsidiary, DARAG Versicherungs- und Ruckversicherungs-AG. The legacy portfolio transfer is part of SOVAG's ongoing restructuring, and DARAG ... Read the full article

SOBC DARAG expands with new Bermuda office

1st August 2019

SOBC DARAG, the joint venture between U.S run-off specialist SOBC and European legacy acquirer DARAG, has announced the significant expansion of its Bermuda and U.S operations with the launch of its new Bermuda office. The firm's new Bermuda subsidiary will be fully operational from the 1st of August, 2019 and will ... Read the full article

Reputation of the vibrant, claims-focused run-off market is growing: RiverStone

29th July 2019

The insurance and reinsurance run-off sector has matured into a healthy, vibrant, claims-focused marketplace, supported by a growing reputation, according to legacy specialist RiverStone. The RiverStone Group is a Fairfax company that specialises in the management of legacy and run-off re/insurance businesses and portfolios. As of the end of March 2019 ... Read the full article

Blue Capital Re announces run-off of all liabilities and in-force portfolio

26th July 2019

The Board of Directors of Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. has announced that, after considering strategic alternatives, it's been decided to stop all active operations and pursue an orderly run-off. The firm is to pursue the run-off of all of its liabilities and in-force portfolio and return capital to shareholders as ... Read the full article

DARAG announces second UK acquisition in as many weeks

22nd July 2019

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group is set to acquire The Underwriter Insurance Company, a UK-based insurer in run-off. This move will see DARAG further its expansion into the UK following its purchase last week of London-based non-life reinsurer One Re. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval, will be completed through DARAG Deutsche ... Read the full article

DARAG to acquire its first UK firm, One Re

18th July 2019

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group has announced the acquisition of One Re, a London-based non-life reinsurance company. This deal will mark DARAG’s first UK acquisition and follows last year’s €230 million equity funding secured from Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners in an effort to support global growth. “With this transaction, DARAG cements ... Read the full article

SOBC DARAG acquires Vermont-based risk retention group

3rd July 2019

SOBC DARAG, the joint venture between U.S run-off specialist SOBC and European legacy acquirer DARAG, has announced the acquisition of Innovative Physicians Solutions RRG (IPS). IPS, a Vermont-based risk retention group (RRG), was acquired in full effective from July 1, 2019. SOBC DARAG said that it had received approval for the transaction ... Read the full article

Monument Re acquires Guernsey insurer Nordben Life and Pension

27th June 2019

Bermudian reinsurer Monument Re has announced the completion of its acquisition of Nordben Life and Pension Insurance Co. Limited. Nordben is a Guernsey-based company licensed to carry out long-term and general insurance business, which has been closed to all new business since early 2016. Monument Re took over the business from its ... Read the full article

SOBC DARAG’s Peachtree completes first assumption of legacy business

26th June 2019

SOBC DARAG, the joint venture between U.S run-off specialist SOBC and European legacy acquirer DARAG, has announced that Peachtree Casualty Insurance Company has completed its first assumption of legacy business. Peachtree, which was acquired by SOBC DARAG in November 2018, will also look to complete more assumption of legacy ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln’s UK insurer to be placed into run-off

20th June 2019

It's been announced that Tokio Marine Kiln Insurance (TMKI), the UK insurance operation of Tokio Marine Kiln, as well as portfolios of UK property, liability, marine, and engineering risks currently underwritten through TMKI, will be placed into run-off. Effective July 1st, 2019 TMKI will stop accepting new business, with the exception ... Read the full article

Compre completes trio of run-off acquisitions

14th June 2019

Insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist, Compre has signed three transactions involving the share of the Gibbon Pools held by Basler Versicherung AG (Baloise), Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company Ltd. (Helvetia), and an undisclosed European insurance group. Under the transactions, Compre has acquired each company's shares of the Gibbon Pools, which is made ... Read the full article

Generali to sell UK life run-off portfolio to Reinsurance Group of America

24th May 2019

Italian insurer Generali has entered into an agreement with Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) for the sale of the life run-off portfolio of its UK branch. As part of the transaction, Generali has signed a reinsurance contract that will cover all claims payments arising from most of the legacy business, with ... Read the full article

Closed book deals to drive consolidation in European sector: Moody’s

23rd May 2019

Moody’s Investors Service expects to see further consolidation in the European re/insurance sector, driven in particular by an uptick in closed book deals as low interest rates continue to pressure margins. Analysts noted that low interest rates have pressured margins on UK annuities and German traditional savings products with guaranteed rates. Therefore, ... Read the full article

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