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Aspen names Dunleavy CEO, Bermuda, Aman to lead outwards cessions

Numerous changes at the executive level have been announced by Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, including a new CEO for its Bermuda underwriting platform and handing responsibility for outwards reinsurance and retrocessions to the CRO.Insurance and reinsurance group Aspen has undergone a period of strategic change ever since private equity and read the full article →

Aspen adds another Peregrine quota share, likely with Stone Ridge

Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has continued to expand its use of collateralized reinsurance and ceding risks to third-party capital investors through its Aspen Capital Markets division.Aspen has been making increasing use of retrocessional sources of reinsurance capital alongside the appetite of third-party ILS investors to read the full article →

Aspen continues to cede higher premiums to retro & third-party capital

Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has continued to cede an increasing amount of its gross premiums written, with retrocessional and third-party capital providers the likely beneficiaries.Aspen, which is now going through a sale process to private equity investment giant Apollo, has been making increasing use of read the full article →

Aspen’s increased cessions to retro & third-party capital continue in Q2

Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has continued to cede more of its underwritten premiums to third-party capital sources and retrocession, with quota shares playing an important role as the company expands its insurance book.In the second-quarter of 2018, Aspen continued to take advantage of the improved read the full article →

Aspen grows book, but cedes more of it to retro & third-party capital

Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited grew its book at the January 2018 renewals, with CEO Chris O'Kane saying it was the first quarter in the firms history when it underwrote more than $1 billion of premium, but a significant proportion was actually ceded to retrocession and read the full article →

Aspen to switch quota shares from Silverton to Peregrine

Bermudian insurance, reinsurance and growing third-party capital manager Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, is changing the way it deals with sidecar style quota shares, which will see it stop using its Silverton Re sidecar and moving quota share support to cells of its other vehicle Peregrine Re.Aspen launched its Silverton Re read the full article →

Aspen’s third-party capital AuM grew to $550 million in 2017

Bermudian insurer and reinsurer, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, announced during its Q4 2017 earnings call that it grew its third-party capital assets under management (AuM) by more than 20% in 2017, taking the total to $550 million.In fact, Aspen told Artemis that as well as its third-party reinsurance capital AuM read the full article →

Aspen expands capital market activities with Peregrine Re

Aspen Insurance Holdings has expanded its capital markets activities through its Peregrine Reinsurance Ltd. vehicle recently, utilising it for segregated account re/insurance deals for a broader range of risks, backed by third-party investors.Aspen has a dedicated unit that operates as an insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager, Aspen Capital Markets. In read the full article →

Silverton Re sidecar renewed at $130m by Aspen Re

Aspen Reinsurance has renewed its Silverton Re collateralised reinsurance sidecar at a size of $130 million for the 2017 underwriting year, a slight upsizing from the prior year and with its own $25 million contribution remaining steady.Insurance and reinsurance group Aspen has been regularly bringing its Silverton Re Bermuda-domiciled sidecar read the full article →

Aspen writes more property cat risk through Capital Markets unit

Insurance and reinsurance group Aspen has shifted more of its property catastrophe reinsurance underwriting over to third-party capital managed in its alternative capital management and insurance-linked securities (ILS) unit, Aspen Capital Markets, according to executives at the firm.As the property catastrophe reinsurance market softening has continued at the most recent read the full article →