RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

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RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. - Snapshot:

  • ILS manager or company name: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
  • Location (HQ / Domicile): Bermuda
  • Date of launch: 1993
  • Assets under management *: $1.7 billion (excludes Top Layer Reinsurance Ltd.)
  • Website link: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. website

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. - Details

Company profile:

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (“RenRe” or “RenaissanceRe”) is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (NYSE: RNR) and a leading provider of property catastrophe and specialty reinsurance and insurance worldwide.

An established third-party capital manager for over a decade, RenaissanceRe also matches capital markets capacity with risk across a broad spectrum of structures.

Our subsidiaries, RenaissanceRe Underwriting Mangers, Ltd. (“RUM”) and RenaissanceRe Fund Management Ltd. (“RFM”), are part of our Ventures unit and provide third-party capital and reinsurance-linked investment management opportunities to investors.

RenaissanceRe has total shareholders’ equity of $4.7 billion as at 12/31/2015.

RenaissanceRe, through RUM, RFM and other affiliates also manages approximately $1.7 billion of capital in various structures including DaVinci Reinsurance Ltd. (“DaVinci”), RenaissanceRe Medici Fund Ltd. (“Medici”), RenaissanceRe Upsilon Collateralized Fund (“Collateralized Fund”) and RenaissanceRe Upsilon Diversified Fund (“Diversified Fund”).*

*excludes Top Layer Reinsurance Ltd.

RUM was formed in 1999 and RFM was formed in 2009.

Team size and structure:
The Ventures unit structures and manages joint ventures as well as other strategic relationships that leverage RenaissanceRe’s underwriting expertise and experience.
Number of strategies (how many funds, sidecars or strategies):

4

Offers private managed accounts?

Yes

Other offices or locations:

Ireland, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States

Strategy:

RenaissanceRe was established in Bermuda in 1993 to write principally property catastrophe reinsurance and today is a leading global provider of reinsurance and insurance coverages and related services.

Our aspiration is to be the world’s best underwriter by matching well-structured risks with efficient sources of capital. Through our operating subsidiaries, we seek to produce superior returns for our shareholders by being a trusted, long-term partner to our customers for assessing and managing risk, and by delivering responsive solutions.

We accomplish this by leveraging our core capabilities of risk assessment and information management, by investing in our capabilities to serve our customers across the cycles that have historically characterised our markets and by keeping our promises. Overall, our strategy focuses on superior risk selection, superior customer relationships and superior capital management.

We provide value to our customers and joint venture partners in the form of financial security, innovative products, and responsive service.

DaVinciRe Holdings Ltd.

Principally writes property catastrophe reinsurance and certain low frequency, high severity specialty reinsurance lines of business on a global basis.

Global Diversified Property Catastrophe. Investors have an equity ownership and buy and sell at book value. DaVinci has an “A” rating from A.M. Best, a “AA-” rating from Standard & Poor’s, and an “A3” rating from Moody’s.

Type of investment strategy (fund, sidecar etc):

Global diversified Property Catastrophe fund

Launch date:

Oct 2001

Latest AuM:

$1,263.9 million as of December 31, 2015

Underlying asset types:

Global diversified property catastrophe reinsurance and retrocessional coverage.

RenaissanceRe Medici Fund Ltd.

Investing in various insurance-based investment instruments that have returns primarily tied to property catastrophe risk.

Type of investment strategy (fund, sidecar etc):

Insurance-Linked Securities Fund

Launch date:

Oct 2009

Latest AuM:

$213.2 million as of December 31, 2015

Underlying asset types:

Insurance-linked securities (e.g. catastrophe bonds)

RenaissanceRe Upsilon Diversified Fund

Investing in a portfolio of primary reinsurance, retrocessional reinsurance and other insurance-linked securities.

Type of investment strategy (fund, sidecar etc):

Open-ended fund company

Launch date:

Jan 2015

Latest AuM:

$133.7 million as of December 31, 2015 (includes RenRe’s co-invest portion)

Underlying asset types:

Collateralized reinsurance and catastrophe bonds

RenaissanceRe Upsilon Collateralized Fund

Investing in a portfolio of primary reinsurance, retrocessional reinsurance and other insurance-linked securities.

Type of investment strategy (fund, sidecar etc):

Open-ended fund company

Launch date:

Jan 2015

Latest AuM:

$107.2 million as of December 31, 2015 (includes RenRe’s co-invest portion)

Underlying asset types:

Collateralized reinsurance

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