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Validus Holdings buying Flagstone Re for $623m

30th August 2012

Not strictly on-topic for Artemis, but no doubt of great interest to our readers, major buy-outs and mergers in the reinsurance sector are big news as they allow for the movement of capital around the sector and are the end-goal of many investors who commit capital to the reinsurance space. So the news today that […]

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Montana Re Ltd. catastrophe bond placed on CreditWatch negative by S&P

28th March 2011

Bermuda based reinsurer Flagstone Re’s $210m Montana Re Ltd. 2010 catastrophe bond has become the latest cat bond with exposure to the Japanese earthquake to have its ratings put on CreditWatch negative by Standard & Poor’s. The deal provides Flagstone Re with cover against U.S. hurricane and earthquake, European windstorm, Cayman Islands hurricane and Japanese […]

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Flagstone Re puts New Zealand quake loss at up to $6 billion

31st December 2010

Loss estimates for the New Zealand earthquake earlier this year have been rising steadily as more and more claims get filed. Only a couple of months ago the loss estimates were for an industry loss of around $3 billion, to which some said that certain industry-loss warranty (ILW) contracts would be triggered.

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