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RenaissanceRe Capital Partners

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RenaissanceRe Capital Partners - snapshot

  • ILS manager or company name: RenaissanceRe Capital Partners
  • Location (HQ / Domicile): Bermuda
  • Date of launch: 1993
  • Assets under management *: $6.2 billion (at Jan 1st 2023; excludes Top Layer Reinsurance Ltd.)
  • Website link: RenaissanceRe Capital Partners website

RenaissanceRe Capital Partners - 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. RenaissanceRe has total shareholder’s equity of $6.6 billion.

RenaissanceRe matches capital markets capacity with risk across a broad spectrum of structures through its dedicated unit RenaissanceRe Capital Partners.

RenaissanceRe Capital Partners, is an an established third-party capital manager that has served investors for over two decades.

RenaissanceRe’s subsidiaries, RenaissanceRe Underwriting Managers, Ltd. (“RUM”) and RenaissanceRe Fund Management Ltd. (“RFM”), provide third-party capital and reinsurance-linked investment management opportunities to investors.

At 01/01/2023, RenaissanceRe Capital Partners managed approximately $6.20 billion of third-party capital in various structures including DaVinci Reinsurance Ltd. (“DaVinci”), RenaissanceRe Medici Fund Ltd. (“Medici”), RenaissanceRe Upsilon Fund (“Upsilon”), Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd. (“Vermeer”), and Fontana Holdings (“Fontana”).*

*excludes Top Layer Reinsurance Ltd. ($4 billion at 01/01/2023) and RenaissanceRe’s approximately $1.15 billion co-investment in certain vehicles).

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

Team size and structure:

RenaissanceRe Capital Partners has over 20 dedicated staff managing joint ventures that leverage RenaissanceRe’s underwriting expertise and experience.

Number of strategies (how many funds, sidecars or strategies):


Offers private managed accounts?


Other offices or locations:

Ireland, Singapore, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, and the United States.


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 “A+” rating from Standard & Poor’s, and an “A3” rating from Moody’s.

Type of investment strategy (fund, sidecar etc):

BMA registered Class 4 reinsurer

Launch date:

Oct 2001

Latest AuM:

$2.92 billion as of Jan 1, 2023 (including debt)

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:

$1.21 billion as of Jan 1, 2023 (includes RenRe’s co-invest portion)

Underlying asset types:

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

RenaissanceRe Upsilon 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:

$1.34 billion as of Jan 1, 2023 (includes RenRe’s co-invest portion)

Underlying asset types:

Collateralized reinsurance, retrocession and catastrophe bonds

Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd.

Vermeer is an exempted Bermuda reinsurer, formed with PGGM, a Dutch pension fund manager, that provides capacity focused on risk remote layers in the U.S. property catastrophe market. Vermeer has an “A” rating from A.M. Best.

Type of investment strategy (fund, sidecar etc):

BMA Class 3B reinsurer

Launch date:

Dec 2018

Latest AuM:

$1.49 billion as of Jan 1, 2023

Underlying asset types:

U.S. Cat XOL reinsurance, risk remote layers

Fontana Holdings Ltd.

Casualty and specialty reinsurance focused joint-venture, capitalised by third-party investors and RenRe. Fontana Reinsurance Ltd. and Fontana Reinsurance U.S. Ltd. are both rated “A” by A.M. Best

Launch date:

Apr 2022

Latest AuM:

$390 million as of Jan 1, 2023 (includes RenRe’s co-invest portion)

Underlying asset types:

Casualty and specialty reinsurance

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