Reinsurance News


Activity in the European insurance run-off market to increase, says S&P

21st May 2019

International financial services rating agency, S&P Global Ratings, expects stable to gradually increasing activity in Europe's property and casualty (P&C) run-off market. More so for longer tail lines, S&P expects annual growth in liabilities in run-off of between 1% and 2% until the year 2020. Over the next few years, the ratings ... Read the full article

AIG working on sale or deconsolidation of legacy play Fortitude Re

17th May 2019

Global primary insurance giant AIG is actively working on some kind of a sale or deconsolidation of the legacy book and run-off play Fortitude Re, as it seeks to go further than a simple separation of the start-ups operating model from the parent. AIG officially launched the legacy and run-off ... Read the full article

DARAG completes acquisition of DONAU’s Italian portfolio

3rd May 2019

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group Limited has announced that its acquisition of the Italian portfolio of DONAU Versicherung AG has been approved by the Austrian financial authority, Finanzmarktaufsicht (FMA). The purchase agreement was initially signed in December 2018, and now, with the approval of the Italian Istituto per la vigilanza sulle assicurazioni, DARGA has ... Read the full article

Enstar to reinsure $500m US asbestos portfolio for Zurich

17th April 2019

A subsidiary of Bermuda-based re/insurance, run-off and legacy transaction specialist Enstar Group Limited has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of global insurer Zurich that will see it reinsure a book of US asbestos and environmental liability insurance portfolios. Roughly $500 million of gross insurance reserves related to 1986 and prior ... Read the full article

Monument Re acquires €140mn annuities portfolio from Rothesay Life

1st April 2019

Bermudian reinsurer Monument Re has entered into an agreement to acquire a €140 million portfolio of Irish annuities from Rothesay Life Plc. Rothesay Life explained that it was looking to offload the portfolio ahead of Brexit to ensure it meets all legal requirements, whatever the outcome of the ongoing negotiations. The acquisition ... Read the full article

Monument Re completes acquisition of Robein Leven

25th March 2019

Bermuda-based reinsurer Monument Re has announced the completion of its acquisition of Robein Leven N.V. from Amerborgh Financial Services B.V. Monument Re acquired the Dutch insurer and its subsidiaries following receipt of regulatory approval by the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). First announced in July 2018, Monument Re previously stated that the ... Read the full article

Charles Taylor details run-off plans for Syndicate 1884

21st March 2019

Charles Taylor Managing Agency (CTMA) has provided details of its run-off plan for Syndicate 1884, which stopped writing business in January 2019 after its major capital provider withdrew support following the Lloyd’s Performance Management Directorate last year. CTMA is looking to close the Syndicate 1884 book at the end of ... Read the full article

Enstar completes four reinsurance-to-close deals with AmTrust Syndicates

15th February 2019

Enstar Group Limited has announced that its Lloyd's of London managing agency, Syndicate 2008, has completed four reinsurance-to-close transactions for the 2016 and prior years of accounts of Syndicates 1206, 1861, 2526, and 5820, which are managed by AmTrust Syndicates Limited. According to an announcement, these transactions were completed on February ... Read the full article

R&Q looks to fund growth with £107m capital raise

7th February 2019

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q), a Bermuda-based specialist non-life insurance and reinsurance investor, has raised approximately £100 million in an effort to support growth and assist in maintaining the AM Best credit and financial strength ratings of the Accredited companies. The capital raise features the placement of over 65 ... Read the full article

Fleming Re completes first run-off transaction

7th January 2019

Bermuda-based class 3A insurance company, Fleming Reinsurance Ltd., has announced the completion of its first run-off transaction with the novation of all liabilities from Cayman-based captive insurer United SPC Segregated Portfolio #4. According to an announcement, Fleming Re has acquired all the outstanding P&C liabilities from Sequre Underwriters, and, the preferred ... Read the full article

Enstar completes purchase of Maiden Re North America

28th December 2018

Bermuda based re/insurance, run-off and legacy transaction specialist Enstar Group Limited has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Maiden Re North America from a subsidiary of Maiden Holdings. The net consideration paid in the transactions was $272.4 million, which represents the adjusted purchase price less the ceding commission. Domiciled in ... Read the full article

Generali gets regulatory go-ahead for UK legacy portfolio transfer to Compre

20th December 2018

Italian insurance giant Generali has received regulatory approval for the non-life legacy portfolio transfer of its UK branch to independent re/insurance legacy specialist Compre. The transaction, which was signed last December and also included the non-life run-off portfolio of Generali’s U.S branch, was structured as an upfront reinsurance solution by ... Read the full article

Zurich announces $2bn legacy portfolio transfer to Catalina

17th December 2018

Zurich Insurance, a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group, has entered into an agreement with Catalina Holdings that will see the majority of Zurich’s UK employers’ liability (UK EL) policies for 2006 and prior underwriting years transferred to Catalina. This major portfolio transfer represents a significant step forward in Zurich’s efforts to ... Read the full article

Enhanzed Re reinsurer launched by Enstar, Allianz & Hillhouse Capital

12th December 2018

Enhanzed Reinsurance Ltd. (Enhanzed Re) is a new joint-venture life and P&C reinsurer that is being launched by a partnership formed by Enstar, Allianz and investor Hillhouse Capital. Bermuda-based insurance, reinsurance and run-off specialist Enstar Group has invested in newly established Bermuda-based Class 4 and Class E reinsurer Enhanzed Reinsurance Ltd. ... Read the full article

R&Q ties up two run-off transactions in California

28th November 2018

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has announced the completion of a transaction to provide full finality to a California based self-insurer by R&Q’s wholly owned subsidiary, Accredited Surety and Casualty Company. This deal marks the second transaction with a self-insurer in California and the fifth nationwide over the past two years. “We ... Read the full article

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