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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.

Enstar’s net earnings rise by 89% on $1.6bn of realised & unrealised gains

1st March 2021

Legacy acquirer Enstar Group Limited has reported a rise in net earnings for 2020 to $1.7 billion from the $902.2 million reported a year earlier, driven by net realised and unrealised gains of $1.6 billion for the year. The significant level of realised and unrealised gains includes $1.3 billion relating to ... Read the full article

Legacy deal activity to remain at record levels: PwC

23rd February 2021

New data from PwC shows that participants in the legacy re/insurance market expect deal activity to remain “at record highs” this year, with the US and Lloyd’s markets set to be particularly busy. Respondents to PwC’s Global Insurance Run-off Survey reported that predicted growth in the legacy market materialized over 2020, ... Read the full article

Premia to acquire Armour Re; secures Aquiline-led equity investment

22nd February 2021

Reinsurance run-off group, Premia Holdings Ltd., has agreed to acquire Armour Re Ltd., a Bermuda-based P&C legacy reinsurer and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Armour Group Ltd., in an all-share transaction. Armour Group is an Aquiline Capital Partners LLC portfolio company and in concurrence with the acquisition, an investor group led by ... Read the full article

Compre announces completion of RITC with Coverys & AXA LM syndicate

22nd February 2021

Legacy group Compre has completed its second Lloyd's transaction, the reinsurance to close (RITC) of Syndicate 3330's 2018 year of account into Compre's Syndicate 1994. The legacy specialist's Lloyd's Syndicate 1994, which is managed by Apollo Syndicate Management, was launched last week. This latest transaction, which includes the purchase of AXA ... Read the full article

CVC’s acquisition of RiverStone Europe approved

17th February 2021

The European Commission (EC) has approved the acquisition of RiverStone Europe by CVC Strategic Opportunities Fund II, a vehicle owned and operated by CVC Capital Partners, for a purchase price of USD 750 million. The announcement, which was made in December, also noted that RiverStone Europe, which was previously owned ... Read the full article

Compre partners with Apollo to launch Lloyd’s legacy Syndicate 1994

15th February 2021

Legacy group Compre has entered into a strategic partnership with independent specialist re/insurer, Apollo Syndicate Management, to launch a new Lloyd's of London legacy business focussed Syndicate 1994, which has received approval from The Council of Lloyd's. Syndicate 1994 will have the ability to execute the full range of legacy transactions ... Read the full article

Enstar completes $690mn workers’ comp reinsurance transaction with CNA

8th February 2021

A wholly owned subsidiary of legacy acquirer, Enstar Group Limited, has completed a reinsurance transaction with Continental Casualty Company (CNA). Enstar's subsidiary has finalised a transaction to reinsure a legacy portfolio of excess workers' compensation business. Under the terms of the deal, CNA has ceded net insurance reserves to the subsidiary of ... Read the full article

Bruce Hemphill to lead Catalina as co-founder Chris Fagan departs

2nd February 2021

Chris Fagan, co-founder of legacy specialist Catalina Holdings, is to step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and be succeeded by Bruce Hemphill, current Chair of the Catalina Board. Fagan has led Catalina for the past 15 years since he founded the legacy firm with Dean Dwonczyk in ... Read the full article

Catalina Re hires Tom Duggan as Senior Investment Manager

4th January 2021

Catalina Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance run-off and legacy specialist, Catalina Holdings, has appointed Tom Duggan as Senior Investment Manager. Duggan joined Catalina Re in January, 2021 from his role as Senior Vice President (SVP), Manager Research, at investment consultancy Redington. During his time with Redington, which commenced ... Read the full article

Fleming Re establishes LPT reinsurance facility for BevCap

31st December 2020

Bermuda-based, run-off reinsurance provider, Fleming Reinsurance Ltd. (Fleming Re), has announced the formation of a new custom reinsurance facility for BevCap P&C Protected Cell, Inc. (BevCap). The new, innovative loss portfolio transfer (LPT) facility provides BevCap's members with the ability to remove seasoned risks by providing full economic and legal finality ... Read the full article

R&Q announces $107.75m Subordinated Notes issuance

4th December 2020

Program management and legacy specialist, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q), has announced an agreement to issue 13-year unsecured subordinated Tier 2 notes in an amount of USD 107.75 million. R&Q states that it plans to use the proceeds of this issuance to support continued growth in its Program Management ... Read the full article

Fairfax to sell RiverStone Europe to CVC in $750m transaction

2nd December 2020

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has reached an agreement to sell all of its interests in RiverStone Europe to CVC Strategic Opportunities Fund II, a vehicle owned and operated by CVC Capital Partners, for a purchase price of USD 750 million. At the same time, it's been announced that OMERS, the pension ... Read the full article

Legacy specialist Compre to be acquired by Cinven and BCI

30th November 2020

Private equity firm Cinven and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) have reached an agreement to purchase legacy acquirer, Compre, from existing shareholders CBPE Capital LLP, Hudson Structured Management Limited, and Compre's management. Following the transaction, Cinven and BCI will become majority shareholders alongside Compre's management team, led by Chief Executive ... Read the full article

Premia selects Phinsys to manage the migration of its Lloyd’s transactions

4th November 2020

Finance automation software provider for the insurance industry, Phinsys, has announced that Premia Managing Agency Ltd has selected the firm to support its Lloyd’s of London run-off business. Premia will be implementing Phinsys products Tandem, Rapport and Inform to manage the migration of its Lloyd’s transactions. Tandem is a source-agnostic finance data ... Read the full article

R&Q’s pre-tax operating profit up 30%; COVID-19 dents investment result in H1

14th October 2020

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) has reported a 30% rise in pre-tax operating profit to £10.4 million (USD 13.4mn) for the first half of the year, while the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on financial markets dented the firm's investment performance in the period. Pre-tax operating profit increased from ... Read the full article