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Markel CATCo to “vigorously defend” investor challenges

Markel CATCo Investment Management acknowledged the delay to the buyout process for its retrocessional reinsurance investment funds this morning, but said that any challenges from investors would be vigorously defended against. We reported yesterday that the buy-out process for its retrocessional reinsurance investment funds was set to drag on, after a read the full article →

Markel CATCo buyout process facing challenges as court calls for more info

Activity surrounding the buyout terms proposed to investors in the Markel CATCo Investment Management retrocessional reinsurance investment funds looks set to drag on, after a court appearance in Bermuda ended with Markel agreeing to provide additional information to creditors, we understand. The civil and commercial Supreme Court hearing in Bermuda yesterday read the full article →

Updated Markel CATCo buyout could deliver 18.5% more to retro investors

Investors in the Markel CATCo Investment Management retrocessional reinsurance investment funds now stand to receive as much as 18.5% more in capital return, on the back of the updated and improved buyout terms. The buyout terms being offered were updated last week and made more favourable in response to investor feedback. This read the full article →

Markel’s recent $90m CATCo investment was in the Aquilo Fund strategy

As we reported recently, Markel Corporation has invested $90 million of its own capital into an investment strategy managed by its retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo, to boost capital available to fund investor redemptions. The investment was made at the beginning of the year and Markel explained that as read the full article →

Montgomerie & Vaughan leave CATCo to launch Chard Re, with Markel backing

Rick Montgomerie and Charlie Vaughan are to depart from Markel CATCo and will set up a new specialist reinsurance focused ILS fund manager and investment strategy under Chard Re Investment Management. Markel Corporation is set to be a seed investor and take a "meaningful" stake in Chard Re, the company said, read the full article →

CATCo targets traditional reinsurance investments with new Aquilo Fund

Specialist reinsurance linked asset manager CATCo Investment Management has launched a new investment fund called Aquilo which will target traditional reinsurance, rather than the retrocession market which is more typical of the firm. CATCo has announced the expansion of its product range to include the Aquilo Fund, which will be its read the full article →