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New PFIC regs active conduct test excludes ILS funds & structures

8th December 2020

A new set of guidance on the treatment of passive foreign investment companies (PFICs) published at the end of last week by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury has been modified so that the active conduct test excludes insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, as well as other ILS and reinsurance securitization structures.

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Enstar offers to acquire Watford Re

1st October 2020

Bermuda domiciled re/insurance, run-off and legacy specialist underwriter and investor Enstar Group has made a formal approach to the board of Watford Re’s holding company to acquire the total return focused reinsurance firm.

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