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ABR Re now one of Chubb’s largest reinsurance capacity sources

U.S. primary insurer Chubb continues to position its total-return and third-party capitalised reinsurance joint-venture at the heart of its risk capital requirements, adding efficiency to its operations as a result.ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings Ltd. (ABR Re) was launched by Chubb as a total-return or investment oriented reinsurance joint-venture vehicle, financed read the full article →

Watford Re, investment oriented reinsurer backed by Arch, targets IPO

Watford Holdings Ltd., the Arch Capital and Highbridge Principal Strategies backed parent to investment oriented or total-return style reinsurance firm Watford Re, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq.Watford Re has become a valuable component to Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm Arch Capital's strategy to embrace read the full article →

ABR Re, Chubb & Blackrock reinsurance J/V, hires Underwriting Director

ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings Ltd. (ABR Re), the total-return or investment oriented reinsurance joint-venture vehicle established by re/insurer Chubb alongside asset manager Blackrock, has hired a new Underwriting Director.Sean Ramlal was hired by and joined ABR Re towards the end of 2018, we understand, taking on the role of Underwriting 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 →

Third Point Re targets property cat underwriting again

Bermuda headquartered, hedge fund backed reinsurance firm Third Point Re is set to return to underwriting property catastrophe reinsurance next year, but this time for its own balance-sheet and as a way to help reduce its combined ratio.Third Point Re, which is backed by hedge fund manager Dan Loeb’s Third read the full article →

Watford Re grows premiums again in Q2 2018, combined ratio nears 100

Watford Re, Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture, continued its trend towards portfolio growth in the second-quarter, reporting another 15% jump in premiums underwritten.This follows a huge almost 40% increase in gross premiums underwritten in the first-quarter of the read the full article →

Crosswinds Re to dissolve, as it fails to find rates attractive

Crosswinds Re, a total return strategy reinsurance vehicle established by Canadian asset manager Crosswinds Holdings Inc., is set to be dissolved along with the entire Crosswinds venture, as the reinsurer failed to find rates attractive enough at the renewals to underwrite any business.Crosswinds, which is a publicly traded private equity read the full article →

Watford Re exploring potential for IPO and listing

An initial public offering (IPO) could be on the cards for Watford Re, the third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture part-owned by Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, as its parent holding company said it was evaluating options for a listing.Watford Re was launched back read the full article →

KaylaRe float grows, but fee income hit by performance for Enstar

The premium investment float generated by total return reinsurance vehicle KaylaRe Ltd. continued to grow in the first-quarter, promising an increasing return on the asset side of the reinsurer, but fee income delivered to parent Enstar declined due to lower performance from the ceded business in the period.The reduction in read the full article →

Watford Re starts 2018 with almost 40% jump in premiums written

Watford Re, the third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture part-owned by Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, started off the year 2018 with a significant jump in premiums underwritten.Watford Re, which operates in a total-return style, seeking to be profitable on the underwriting side of read the full article →