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RenaissanceRe takes minority shareholding in run-off specialist Catalina

19th January 2018

Bermudian reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe is to make a minority shareholding investment in non-life insurance and reinsurance run-off and consolidation specialist Catalina Holdings. RenaissanceRe will become a minority shareholder in Catalina, with the share investment being made through the reinsurers Ventures unit. Aditya Dutt, President of Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd., will take ... Read the full article

Non-life run-off market will continue to grow after exceeding $700bn: PwC

17th January 2018

The trend of strong non-life run-off transaction activity continued in 2017 with the global insurance run-off market exceeding U.S. $700 billion and PwC predicts disposal of legacy business will continue in coming years. The majority of all global respondents in the PwC survey say they will undertake restructuring or exit activity in the ... Read the full article

General Electric hit with $6.2 billion charge on legacy insurance portfolio

16th January 2018

General Electric has been hit with a GAAP after-tax charge of $6.2 billion, or $7.5 billion when adjusted to the new tax rate, tied to a legacy insurance portfolio. In addition, the company's finance unit will make statutory reserve contributions of $15 billion over seven years to fill a shortfall in ... Read the full article

CEO in-waiting Booth to depart Randall & Quilter

8th January 2018

Non-life legacy and run-off acquisition and management, programme services and investments specialist Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. has announced that its CEO in-waiting Tom Booth is departing the company. Randall & Quilter had announced back in October that Booth, the current Chief Financial Officer of the firm, was expected to ... Read the full article

R&Q acquires Constantia Insurance Company for £1.5mn

2nd January 2018

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) has announced the acquisition of Constantia Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited, from Old Mutual plc for £1.5 million (US$2mn). R&Q has received regulatory approval to acquire the company, which is now in run-off, and Constantia will be amalgamated into Capstan Insurance Company Limited, R&Q's consolidation vehicle domiciled ... Read the full article

Enstar completes sale of Pavonia Life business

2nd January 2018

Enstar Group Limited has announced that it has now completed the sale of its subsidiary, Pavonia Holdings (US), Inc., to an affiliate of Global Bankers Insurance Group, LLC. Enstar has completed the previously announced transaction for a total purchase price of $120 million, and is a good example of Enstar capitalising on its ability ... Read the full article

Enstar to reinsure $100 million of Allianz legacy business

29th December 2017

An Enstar Group subsidiary has entered into an agreement to reinsure about $100 million, or 50%, of Allianz SE's legacy business portfolio with effect from December 31, 2017. The subsidiary will assume net reinsurance reserves of approximately $0.1 billion in order to reinsure 50% of certain U.S. workers' compensation and asbestos, ... Read the full article

Re/insurers in Europe to focus on selling run-off business in 2018: Clyde & Co

27th December 2017

A wave of run-off activity is expected in 2018 as re/insurers in Europe adjust to Solvency II and seek to minimise capital requirements through optimising management of legacy business or selling books of business in run-off, according to Clyde & Co. The arrival of Solvency II was expected to bring a greater ... Read the full article

Reinsurance-to-close provides a clean break for Neon

22nd December 2017

The recently announced reinsurance-to-close transaction that Neon Underwriting has entered into with Enstar Group's StarStone, provides a clean break for the insurer, giving finality on legacy Marketform business. The arrangement, which we covered here, saw Enstar’s Syndicate 2008 enter into a reinsurance-to-close transaction to assume liabilities as at the 2015 ... Read the full article

SOBC Sandell completes sixth & seventh acquisition

21st December 2017

SOBC Sandell has announced that as of December 15th, 2017, it has acquired 100% of the stock of ASAC Inc., PCC and American Staffing Assurance Company of Washington DC, IC (ASCWIC), after receiving regulatory approval for Change of Control in Washington, D.C. The purchase of ASAC PCC and ASCWIC are SOBC ... Read the full article

Enstar completes reinsurance to close of Neon syndicate liabilities

21st December 2017

Bermuda based insurance, reinsurance and run-off specialist Enstar Group has announced the completion of a reinsurance-to-close transaction that sees it assume liabilities from re/insurer Neon Underwriting's syndicate at Lloyd's. Enstar's Lloyd’s of London managing agency, StarStone Underwriting Limited, agreed with Neon that Enstar’s Syndicate 2008 would enter into the reinsurance-to-close transaction, ... Read the full article

Generali to sell €300 million UK & U.S. non-life run-off portfolio to Compre Group

19th December 2017

Generali has entered into an agreement to sell the non-life run-off portfolio of its UK and U.S. branches consisting of about €300 million of liabilities to discontinued business specialists Compre Group. The transaction is structured as an upfront reinsurance solution by way of a Loss Portfolio Transfer for both branches. Legal business ... Read the full article

Compre announces changes to senior leadership

5th December 2017

Legacy specialist re/insurer Compre has announced that Nick Steer, the firm's founding director, will step down as CEO. Tom Colraine, chairman of Compre Group, commented; “the board are delighted to be promoting Will Bridger and Mark Lawson as co-CEO’s. Their joint role plays well to Will and Mark’s respective leadership strengths ... Read the full article

The Hartford to sell run-off life and annuity unit Talcott Resolution

4th December 2017

U.S. insurance group The Hartford has entered into a definitive agreement to sell run-off life and annuities business Talcott Resolution to investors led by Cornell Capital LLC, Atlas Merchant Capital LLC, TRB Advisors LP, Global Atlantic Financial Group, Pine Brook and J. Safra Group. The sale will net The Hartford $2.05 ... Read the full article

Compre to acquire assumed non-life reinsurance portfolio from Allianz Versicherungs

16th November 2017

Compre, the insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist, has announced its seventh acquisition of the year, agreeing to purchase a portfolio of assumed non-life reinsurance business from Allianz Versicherungs. Originally, the business was underwritten by Vereinte Versicherung AG and its legal predecessors, and has been discontinued since the late 1990s. The transaction fee ... Read the full article

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