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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.

Stonybrook completes Cypress and Genesis Legacy Solutions LPT

17th November 2021

Stonybrook Capital & Risk Management has completed the Loss Portfolio Transfer between Cypress Property & Casualty Insurance Company (Cypress), and Genesis Legacy Solutions (GLS), part of Maiden Holdings. This agreement reinsures Cypress’ artisan general liability portfolio written in Florida and Texas from 2008 through 2020. Cypress Group Holdings is the holding company ... Read the full article

Markel to wind down retro ILS fund manager Lodgepine

16th November 2021

Markel Corporation has announced it will be winding down Lodgepine Capital Management Limited, its Bermuda-based retrocessional insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager. Markel launched Lodgepine in 2019, with product offerings focused on property catastrophe retrocessional investments. Within the past year, the ILS fund manager wrote a portfolio of property retrocessional business that consisted ... Read the full article

Genesis Legacy Solutions makes first Loss Portfolio Transfer

12th November 2021

Genesis Legacy Solutions (GLS), part of the Maiden Holdings has issued its first Loss Portfolio Transfer Agreement through its Vermont cell to an affiliate of Cypress Property & Casualty Insurance Company. This agreement reinsures Cypress’ commercial general liability portfolio written in Florida and Texas from 2008 through 2020. Stonybrook Risk Management advised ... Read the full article

R&Q seeks to add takeover provisions to bye-laws, sparking rumours

12th November 2021

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q), the non-life legacy and run-off insurance, programme management and investments specialist, is seeking shareholder approval to amend its Bye-laws to add certain takeover provisions that it says will protect shareholders. It's particularly interesting, as it has sparked discussion among sources that R&Q has been ... Read the full article

Compre acquires SiriusPoint legacy portfolio for $417mn

8th November 2021

International specialist legacy group, Compre, has completed the acquisition of a $417 million legacy liability portfolio from SiriusPoint, having received all necessary regulatory approvals. The transaction, which was announced in August, structured as a loss portfolio transfer, has been underwritten by Compre’s class 3A Bermudian reinsurer, Pallas Reinsurance Company. The portfolio ... Read the full article

Run-off group Marco acquires Capita’s insurance operations

2nd November 2021

Marco Capital Holdings Limited, the European P&C insurance run-off group, has expanded its headcount to more than 300 insurance specialists via the acquisition of Capita plc's insurance businesses, Capita Commercial Insurance Services (CCIS) and Capita Managing Agency (CMA). Launched in August of last year and headquartered in Malta, Marco is a ... Read the full article

Allianz in P&C legacy transfer deal with Marco

13th October 2021

Allianz has entered into a deal with European P&C insurance run-off group Marco Capital Holdings Limited concerning the transfer of the remaining risks in Allianz Suisse’s UK Branch. The risks in Allianz Suisse’s UK Branch were underwritten by R.W. Gibbon and are therefore known as “The Gibbon Pool”. “I am pleased to ... Read the full article

R&Q names Andrew Pinkes as CEO of Legacy Insurance business

27th September 2021

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has appointed Andrew Pinkes as Global CEO of its Legacy Insurance business. The appointment follows the recent announcement of Gibson Re, a Bermuda-domiciled sidecar with $300 million of capital which will allow R&Q to support $2 billion of legacy insurance reserves. Pinkes will report into William Spiegel, ... Read the full article

DARAG signs Loss Portfolio Agreement with Insr Norway

16th August 2021

Legacy acquirer DARAG's German insurance carrier, DARAG Deutschland AG, has signed a Loss Portfolio Transfer (LPT) followed by a Portfolio Transfer (PTA) with Insr Insurance Group ASA (Insr). Insr is an insurance group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and all of its remaining insurance business will form part of this proposed ... Read the full article

Marco Insurance PCC gains Malta licence

4th June 2021

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has granted a licence to Marco Insurance PCC Limited to operate as a property & casualty (P&C) insurance and reinsurance company in the country. Marco Insurance PCC is a subsidiary of Marco Capital Holdings Limited, the European P&C insurance run-off group. The business was been established ... Read the full article

Reinsurance rate growth to boost run-off market: KBW

26th May 2021

According to reports from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), industry executives are optimistic about the prospects for the run-off reinsurance market, which they say should benefit from rising pricing trends. KBW recently hosted a series of meetings with Florida and Bermuda re/insurance executives about their outlook on various sectors of the ... Read the full article

R&Q names William Spiegel Executive Chairman as Ken Randall retires

1st April 2021

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. has formally announced the expected change of leadership as Ken Randall has retired as Executive Chairman and William Spiegel will replace him in the role. Randall has also stepped down as a Director of the Company today. The non-life legacy and run-off acquisition and management, programme ... Read the full article

DARAG signs retrospective quota share reinsurance agreement with Protector

10th March 2021

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group Limited has announced the signing of a retrospective quota share reinsurance agreement with Protector Forsikring ASA. DARAG Deutschland AG (DAG), DARAG's German risk carrier, will be the vehicle for the transaction and assume booked reserves in excess of €180 million. Once the deal completes, DARAG will provide Protector, ... Read the full article

RiverStone Europe & Hamilton Managing Agency complete RITC transaction

5th March 2021

Legacy specialist RiverStone Europe has completed a reinsurance-to-close (RITC) transaction of the legacy liabilities of the 2018 and prior years of account of Syndicate 4000, managed by Hamilton Managing Agency Limited. Under the arrangement, legacy Pembroke business that remained with Liberty Mutual Group following Hamilton Insurance Group's acquisition of Pembroke and ... Read the full article

Run-off market set to thrive in 2021: GILC

3rd March 2021

Insurance and legal professionals expect to see an increasing number of run-off deals in 2021, according to a new report by Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC), a network of re/insurance law firms. GILC looked at the drivers of legacy business in both mature and emerging insurance markets, helped by member firms ... Read the full article