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Markel CATCo listed retro fund adds new director

Markel CATCo Investment Management has added a new director to its stock exchange listed and in run-off retrocessional reinsurance focused investment strategy, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd.The Board of the retro reinsurance fund announced that they have appointed Arthur Jones as a non-executive Director effective yesterday. Jones will also read the full article →

CATCo sees 25% Hagibis, Faxai & Dorian hit to 2019 capital deployed

Retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo Investment Management expects that the combined impacts of recent catastrophe events typhoon Hagibis, typhoon Faxai and hurricane Dorian will result in a roughly 25% impact to capital deployed in the 2019 portfolio of its listed fund.Markel CATCo has today revealed its potential exposure read the full article →

Markel CATCo begins listed retro fund share buybacks

As part of its efforts to run-off its portfolios of retrocessional reinsurance and return capital to its investors, Markel CATCo Investment Management has executed its first share buyback for the exchange listed ILS fund CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd.The Board of the Markel CATCo managed retro reinsurance fund had previously read the full article →

Markel CATCo sets loss reserves for Dorian & Faxai, monitors Hagibis

Retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo Investment Management has now established specific loss reserves for recent catastrophes hurricane Dorian and typhoon Faxai.The manager also says it is monitoring more recent typhoon Hagibis, in case its impacts on Japan also warrant the setting up of any side pocket investments.Markel CATCo read the full article →

Markel CATCo begins returning capital to listed fund shareholders

Markel CATCo Investment Management has begun returning capital to shareholding investors in its listed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund, with almost $16 million set to be returns by way of an interim dividend.The Board of the Markel CATCo exchange listed managed fund recommended an orderly run-off of the fund’s portfolios of read the full article →

Markel CATCo warns of exposure to hurricane Dorian, Typhoon Faxai

Retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo Investment Management has warned that investors in the 2019 portfolios of its listed fund are exposed to potential losses from recent catastrophe events hurricane Dorian and typhoon Faxai.The investment manager is currently running off its retrocessional reinsurance investment strategies, but having written new read the full article →

CATCo listed fund NAV’s continue rise, but shares priced far below

On a net asset value (NAV) basis, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund continued to deliver positive NAV returns in July, but at the same time the share price continues to languish, as much as 135% below their net asset value in the case of one class.Of course, the CATCo Reinsurance read the full article →

CATCo 2019 deals show 6% H1 return, but new side pockets needed

Despite the fact it is set for run-off it is interesting to note that the 2019 portfolio underwritten for the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund has delivered a 6% net asset value return in the first-half of the year to one class of shareholders.The CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund is being wound read the full article →

Markel CATCo begins listed retro ILS fund buy-backs

A schedule has now been set for the beginning of the share buy-backs for the listed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund operated by Markel CATCo Investment Management, with a portion of the shares of the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund set to be repurchased in September.The Board of the Markel CATCo exchange read the full article →

Markel won’t try to emulate CATCo, committed to ILS

Markel Corporation has no intention of emulating the well-known CATCo retrocession products within the new retro insurance-linked securities (ILS) platform the firm intends to launch for the end of the year.As revealed last week, the Markel CATCo unit and investment funds are now set to be wound down and capital read the full article →