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Arcus 1856 hires head of North America property treaty from Markel

Arcus Syndicate 1856 at Lloyd’s, which is backed by third-party funds under the management of the Credit Suisse insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategies team, has hired Nick James from Markel to become its underwriting manager for North America property treaty reinsurance.James had been working at Markel International as managing read the full article →

Credit Suisse backed Arcus 1856 premiums rose 58%, loss narrowed in 2018

Arcus Syndicate 1856 at Lloyd’s, which is backed by third-party funds under the management of the Credit Suisse insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategies team, grew its gross premiums written by an impressive 58% in 2018.At the same time the Arcus 1856 syndicate narrowed its losses, despite the still heavy read the full article →

Arcus Syndicate 1856 plan approved for 2019, to expand in property insurance

Arcus Syndicate 1856 at Lloyd’s of London, which is backed by funds under the management of the Credit Suisse insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategies team, has had its business plan for 2019 approved by Lloyd's of London.The syndicate, which underwrites solely on behalf of funds under the management of read the full article →

Credit Suisse ILS backed Arcus Syndicate 1856 promotes Gfeller & Delaney

Arcus Syndicate 1856 at Lloyd’s of London, which is backed by funds under the management of the Credit Suisse insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategies team, has announced two senior promotions for Adrian Gfeller and Gary Delaney, as well as a number of other core team updates.Adrian Gfeller has been read the full article →

Bernina Re launched as flagship reinsurer for Credit Suisse ILS team

Bernina Re Ltd. has been established and launched by the Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd. team as a new reinsurance company, with the goal that Bernina Re should become the flagship reinsurance platform for the Credit Suisse ILS offering.Bernina Re Ltd. is a Bermuda based Class 3A reinsurance company read the full article →

ILS backed Arcus Syndicate 1856 falls to loss, but underwriting expands

Arcus Syndicate 1856 at Lloyd’s of London, which is backed by funds under the management of the Credit Suisse insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategies team, fell to a loss for 2017 but the syndicates underwriting activities continued to expand during the year.The Arcus Syndicate 1856 underwrote £91.4 million of read the full article →

ILS backed Arcus Syndicate 1856 adds another underwriter

Arcus Syndicate 1856 at Lloyd’s of London, backed by funds under management by the Credit Suisse insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategies team, has announced the hire of experienced property treaty underwriter Sarah Smith.Smith has more than 22 years of experience in the reinsurance market and will report directly to read the full article →

Credit Suisse ILS team’s Arcus 1856 adds syndicate manager

Arcus 1856, the Lloyd’s of London syndicate backed with capital from funds under management by the Credit Suisse insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategies team, has appointed Gary Delaney as syndicate manager.Delaney, who has worked alongside the Lloyd's of London Performance Management Directorate (PMD) since 2008, joins Arcus Syndicate 1856 read the full article →

New underwriter for Credit Suisse ILS team’s Arcus Syndicate 1856

The Arcus 1856 Lloyd's of London syndicate, which is backed by capital from funds managed by the Credit Suisse ILS investment management team, has announced the hiring of a new underwriter, the first new underwriting addition to the team since the syndicate's launch.The Credit Suisse ILS team’s Arcus Syndicate 1856 read the full article →

Barbican to manage Credit Suisse ILS team’s Arcus Syndicate 1856

Barbican Managing Agency Limited, part of Barbican Insurance Group, has now received full approval from the Lloyd’s Franchise Board to manage Arcus Syndicate 1856 (Arcus 1856), the £90 million Lloyd's Syndicate launched by the Credit Suisse ILS team recently.As we wrote in September, Arcus 1856 will be fully capitalised by read the full article →