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R&Q still looking at sidecars to bring third-party capital into legacy deals

Randall & Quilter (R&Q) Investment Holdings, the specialist non-life insurance and reinsurance legacy investor and program manager, is continuing to explore the potential for third-party capital to assist it on undertaking larger legacy transactions.In announcing its results today, R&Q explained that tapping the appetite of insurance and reinsurance linked investors read the full article →

ILS P&C run-off fund invests in Italian med-mal, US general liability

The property & casualty run-off focused insurance-linked investment fund linked to Credit Suisse and sub-advisor ILS Investment Management (ILSIM), completed a number of new transactions at the beginning of this year.The latest annual report from one of the reinsurance underwriting vehicles used by the run-off and legacy risks focused insurance-linked read the full article →

Armour Group hires John Parry (ex-Lloyd’s) as CFO

Armour Group, the Bermuda-headquartered P&C legacy or run-off reinsurance specialist and founder of ILS Investment Management (ILSIM), has announced that it has hired former Lloyd's of London CFO as its new Group Chief Financial Officer.Parry, who left Lloyd's recently having helped it to begin a more serious search for participation read the full article →

R&Q looks to third-party capital sidecars to fund large legacy deals

Specialist non-life insurance and reinsurance legacy investor and program manager Randall & Quilter (R&Q) Investment Holdings is says third-party capital structured through sidecar like arrangements could help it to finance larger run-off deals.R&Q is on the verge of completing its largest ever legacy transaction, an $80.5 million deal to acquire read the full article →

Legacy expert Armour looks to help free capital from trapped ILS assets

Bermuda-headquartered P&C legacy or run-off reinsurance specialist and founder of ILS Investment Management (ILSIM) Armour Group is seeking to put its expertise to work to help ILS funds or investors that have been hit by recent catastrophe losses.Artemis has learned from our sources that Armour Group is actively looking to read the full article →

Edward Torres hired by Willis Re to focus on structured & legacy risks

Reinsurance broker Willis Re has hired former PartnerRe Director of Capital Markets Edward Torres to a role that will see him focused on structured transactions and legacy liability risk transfer, areas the broker sees as relevant to capital markets expansion into insurance risk.Torres has joined Willis Re as an a read the full article →

The capital markets as a wholesale risk trading market: Millette, Hudson Structured

The entry of the capital markets into reinsurance through the catastrophe bond instrument was a sign of the global capital markets becoming a wholesale risk trading market, according to Michael Millette, Managing Partner of Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.Speaking on a panel in Bermuda yesterday, at the ILS Bermuda Convergence read the full article →

R&Q hires Bailey as it seeks ongoing innovation in the legacy space

Randall & Quilter, a Bermuda headquartered specialist non-life insurance and reinsurance investor, legacy or run-off transaction service provider and underwriting program manager (amongst other things) has hired Darren Bailey, an executive with ILS and capital markets experience.Randall & Quilter (R&Q) has been known for taking an innovative approach to the read the full article →

Armour gets $500m Aquiline-led investment, Validus participates

Bermuda-headquartered P&C legacy and run-off reinsurance specialist, as well as founders of ILS Investment Management (ILSIM), Armour Group has raised a $500 million investment round led by private-equity specialists Aquiline Capital Partners to fund further growth.Armour, which was founded in 2007 by Brad Huntington and John Williams works closely with read the full article →

Two more run-off deals from total return reinsurer Sandell Re & SOBC

Total-return reinsurance firm Sandell Re and legacy specialist SOBC Corp. have completed two more run-off transactions under their legacy or distressed run-off and commutation joint-venture SOBC Sandell, acquiring two more captive entities.SOBC Sandell has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of ASAC Inc., PCC, a protected cell company, and American read the full article →