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Legacy expert Armour looks to help free capital from trapped ILS assets

Bermuda-headquartered P&C legacy or run-off reinsurance specialist and founder of ILS Investment Management (ILSIM) Armour Group is seeking to put its expertise to work to help ILS funds or investors that have been hit by recent catastrophe losses.Artemis has learned from our sources that Armour Group is actively looking to read the full article →

Enhanzed Re launched by Enstar in partnership with Allianz & Hillhouse

Bermuda domiciled re/insurance, run-off and legacy specialist Enstar Group has partnered with global insurer Allianz SE and investment manager Hillhouse Capital Management to launch a new reinsurer, Enhanzed Reinsurance Ltd. (Enhanzed Re).The joint-venture looks like another efficiency play that will benefit its launch investors, creating a source of efficient reinsurance read the full article →

R&Q hires Bailey as it seeks ongoing innovation in the legacy space

Randall & Quilter, a Bermuda headquartered specialist non-life insurance and reinsurance investor, legacy or run-off transaction service provider and underwriting program manager (amongst other things) has hired Darren Bailey, an executive with ILS and capital markets experience.Randall & Quilter (R&Q) has been known for taking an innovative approach to the read the full article →

RenaissanceRe Ventures investing in run-off through Catalina

RenaissanceRe Ventures, the unit of the Bermudian reinsurance firm that manages investments and third-party capital joint-ventures, is taking a minority investment in run-off specialist Catalina Holdings, demonstrating RenRe's desire to broaden its scope and bring investor capital to new insurance-linked opportunities.Just yesterday we wrote about the attraction run-off opportunities can read the full article →

Desire to access new capital suggests ILS role in run-off market: PwC

The expected growth of the global run-off market and the apparent willingness of buyers to access new forms of capital suggests the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space could increasingly work with the run-off market, insight from PwC suggests.The insurance and reinsurance run-off, or legacy transactions market continues to gain traction, resulting read the full article →

Armour gets $500m Aquiline-led investment, Validus participates

Bermuda-headquartered P&C legacy and run-off reinsurance specialist, as well as founders of ILS Investment Management (ILSIM), Armour Group has raised a $500 million investment round led by private-equity specialists Aquiline Capital Partners to fund further growth.Armour, which was founded in 2007 by Brad Huntington and John Williams works closely with read the full article →

Two more run-off deals from total return reinsurer Sandell Re & SOBC

Total-return reinsurance firm Sandell Re and legacy specialist SOBC Corp. have completed two more run-off transactions under their legacy or distressed run-off and commutation joint-venture SOBC Sandell, acquiring two more captive entities.SOBC Sandell has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of ASAC Inc., PCC, a protected cell company, and American read the full article →

Total return reinsurer Sandell Re & SOBC in new legacy acquisition

The joint-venture legacy or distressed run-off and commutation insurance and reinsurance entity formed by total-return reinsurer Sandell Re and legacy specialist SOBC Corp. has entered into a new acquisition, purchasing 100% of the stock of American Safety Risk Retention Group, Inc. of Vermont.SOBC Sandell, as the joint-venture is called, was read the full article →

Credit Suisse and ILSIM raising capital for second ILS P&C run-off fund

The Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) insurance-linked strategies team and sub-advisor ILS Investment Management (ILSIM) are in the process of raising a second ILS fund focused on property and casualty run-off opportunities, with filings showing around $282.5 million successfully raised of a targeted maximum of $800 million.The two firms, the read the full article →

Gossmann steps down from run-off specialist DARAG

Arndt Gossmann has stepped down from his role as CEO at run-off specialist European insurer DARAG. Gossmann is well-known across the insurance-linked investments space, having championed the transfer of run-off risk portfolios to third-party investors.Gossmann stepped down as Group CEO as of the 28th February 2017, but will remain an read the full article →