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CATCo gets another $68.9m of trapped collateral back from side pockets

The winding down and running-off of Markel CATCo Investment Management’s retrocession focused investment fund, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., continues apace, with the manager securing another $68.9 million release from side pockets established for potential loss reserves. The Markel CATCo managed retrocessional insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund has been successfully retrieving read the full article →

CATCo retro fund releases another $25.6m of trapped capital for investors

Markel CATCo Investment Management’ in run-off retrocession focused investment fund, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., is to release a further $25.6 million of its trapped capital back to investors, as more positions in its side-pockets see positive reserve development. The news follows a $37.9 million return of trapped capital from read the full article →

CATCo warns re/insurers’ sale of PG&E claims may reduce subrogation recovery

The fact that insurance and reinsurance companies sold California wildfire related claims to third-parties may ultimately reduce the amount of subrogation recoveries that flow back to reinsurance and retrocessional interests, it appears. This morning, in an interim financial report for the in run-off CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund, the listed retrocessional reinsurance read the full article →

CATCo’s retro fund to deliver $37.9m more trapped capital back to investors

Markel CATCo Investment Management' in run-off retrocession focused investment fund, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., is expecting another significant release of trapped capital, with another $37.9 million from its side pockets set to be returned to investors. The CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund has continued to experience positive releases, as its read the full article →

Markel expects settlement with ex-CATCo CEO Belisle in Q3

Markel Corporation is expecting to settle the binding arbitration case between it and the former Markel CATCo CEO Tony Belisle during the third-quarter of the year, putting another piece of the legal saga behind it. This long-running legal saga began when Anthony Belisle, the founder and former CEO of retrocessional reinsurance read the full article →

CATCo retro fund to return another $15.8m from side pockets

The in run-off CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., the exchange listed retrocession focused investment fund strategy managed by Markel CATCo Investment Management, is set to return more trapped capital back to investors as its side pockets continue to prove more than adequate for certain older loss reserves. Markel CATCo Investment Management read the full article →

CATCo retro fund expects $18.8m side pocket return of capital

The in run-off CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., the exchange listed retrocession focused investment fund strategy managed by Markel CATCo Investment Management, is expecting to receive an $18.8 million return of capital from a range of side pockets in May, with the proceeds set to be used to redeem more read the full article →

CATCo fund to redeem $29.34m shares at NAV, 40%+ above listed prices

The CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., the listed retrocession focused investment fund strategy managed by Markel CATCo Investment Management, is set to buy-back almost $30 million of shares in a first compulsory purchase and the purchase is being made at NAV, which is well-above the current listed share prices for read the full article →

CATCo retro fund returns 4.3% for 2019 underwriting year

For its 2019 underwriting year investments, the retrocession focussed CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. managed a 4.3% return, according to its annual report. The exchange listed Markel CATCo Investment Management retrocessional reinsurance investment fund strategy is of course in run-off, as the other Markel CATCo strategies are. But the investments made read the full article →

CATCo fund directors “will not raise further capital in any circumstances”

The directors of the listed and in run-off retrocessional reinsurance focused investment strategy, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., have confirmed that they won't look to raise further capital "in any circumstances". The announcement confirms the strategy to run-off and shutter all of the Markel CATCo Investment Management retrocessional reinsurance investment read the full article →