Markel CATCo Investment Management

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Markel CATCo Investment Management - snapshot

  • ILS manager or company name: Markel CATCo Investment Management
  • Location (HQ / Domicile): Bermuda
  • Date of launch: Jul 2010
  • Assets under management *: $825 million (AuM as at Dec 31st 2021)
  • Website link: Markel CATCo Investment Management website

Markel CATCo Investment Management - Details

Company profile:

Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., (“Markel CATCo”) a specialised asset manager focused on retrocessional and reinsurance linked investments, builds and manages concentrated, diversified and fully collateralised portfolios designed to deliver meaningful market outperformance for our clients and investors.

The funds managed by Markel CATCo provide its investors with an opportunity to participate in the returns from a selected mix of investments linked to catastrophe reinsurance risks accessed through its Reinsurance Company, Markel CATCo Re Ltd.

Markel CATCo is a Bermuda exempted company with limited liability established on 8 September 2015 with registered number 50576 and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.


Markel CATCo’s retrocessional reinsurance linked investment funds are fully collateralised and are largely uncorrelated to traditional asset classes.

Risk is spread across multiple non-correlated risk pillars, which aims to limit the amount of capital exposed with respect to a single catastrophic event.

Markel CATCo operates investment strategies targeting retrocessional reinsurance and traditional reinsurance returns.

In run-off:

The Markel CATCo strategies were placed into run-off and the manager is returning money to investors.

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