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Lancashire to raise $365m, citing rapid rate increases & dislocated market

Lancashire Holdings, the specialty insurance and reinsurance group with a third-party capital management platform, is set to raise around $365 million through a share placement, citing opportunities in the currently hardening market environment. Lancashire says that its long-term strategy is to deploy more capital into a “hardening” market and today's market read the full article →

Covid-19 to reduce ILS capacity, trap collateral: Redhead, Lancashire

The impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic will be felt broadly across the global reinsurance marketplace, but in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market the effects may drive a reduction in available ILS capacity and trapping of collateral, Darren Redhead, CEO of Lancashire Capital Management said today. Speaking during the quarterly earnings read the full article →

Lancashire expects continued risk pricing improvements: CEO Maloney

The insurance and reinsurance market looks increasingly disciplined and as a result Lancashire Holdings has taken some opportunities to grow in the first-quarter and expects this discipline to persist, driving further improvements in risk pricing, CEO Alex Maloney said today. Lancashire Holdings reported that it has set up a reserve of read the full article →

Lancashire Capital Management grew roughly 20% in 2019

Lancashire Capital Management Limited, the third-party capital collateralised reinsurance underwriting arm of specialty insurance and reinsurance group Lancashire Holdings, grew roughly 20% during 2019, to enter the 2020 renewal season with somewhere north of an estimated $600 million of limit available to deploy. In the current market environment, Lancashire Capital Management's read the full article →

Lancashire Capital Management anticipates mid-teen returns for 2019

Lancashire Capital Management Limited, the third-party capital collateralised reinsurance underwriting arm of specialty insurance and reinsurance group Lancashire Holdings Limited, expects to deliver an impressive mid-teen return to its investors from its investment strategy for 2019. Reflective of a year when rates were increasing and catastrophe losses and large risk losses read the full article →

Lancashire’s third-party capital fees rise as transition to “harder stage of cycle” begins

Specialty insurance and reinsurance group Lancashire Holdings Limited has benefited from higher fees within its now rebranded third-party capital collateralised reinsurance underwriting arm Lancashire Capital Management Limited, a reflection of increasing assets under management. This coincides with the improvement in pricing in the global reinsurance and retrocession market, which CEO of read the full article →

Kinesis, re-engineered at higher attachment points, sees opportunity in 2020

Kinesis, the soon to be re-branded collateralised reinsurance offering of specialty insurance and reinsurance group Lancashire Holdings Limited, has been re-engineered in response to recent catastrophe activity and sees opportunities for 2020 given expectations on market conditions. Lancashire revealed recently that its third-party capital collateralised reinsurance underwriting arm Kinesis Capital Management read the full article →

Lancashire sees continued rate improvements, to rebrand Kinesis at 1/1

Specialty insurance and reinsurance group Lancashire Holdings Limited has continued to seek out profitable growth in a firming market and believes the rate improvements will continue into 2020, as the market shows increasing levels of discipline. The company has also revealed that it will rebrand its third-party capital collateralised reinsurance underwriting read the full article →

Kinesis growth continues, limits deployed up 50% in last year

Kinesis Capital Management, the collateralized retrocessional reinsurance unit of specialty re/insurer Lancashire Holdings Limited, has continued to grow its assets under management, taking advantage of opportunities to deploy more limits in the second-quarter. At the January 1st reinsurance renewals this year, the Kinesis unit stood with assets under management that had read the full article →

Lancashire “encouraged” by improving discipline & pricing: CEO Maloney

Lancashire Holdings is "encouraged" by the evidence of improvements in discipline and pricing across the insurance and reinsurance market, according to its CEO Alex Maloney. The global specialty focused insurance and reinsurance firm reported its results today, along with the CEO giving his view on how the market is responding to read the full article →