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W. R. Berkley cedes $139m of premiums to Lifson Re sidecar in H1

Insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation is making good use of its first collateralized reinsurance sidecar, now having ceded $139 million of property and casualty reinsurance premiums from across its business to the structure in its first year. W. R. Berkley launched the Bermuda based special purpose insurer (ILS) named read the full article →

W. R. Berkley hires Vincent Myers from AXIS for Alternative Capital role

Insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has made a key hire in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, appointing Vincent Myers, formerly of AXIS, to the role of Vice President, Alternative Capital. W. R. Berkley has been developing its strategy for engaging more directly with capital market investors for a number read the full article →

W. R. Berkley cites two investors behind Lifson Re reinsurance sidecar

In launching its first collateralized reinsurance sidecar vehicle and engaging with third-party investors on the recently announced Lifson Re Ltd. launch transaction, Rob Berkley – President and CEO of W. R. Berkley noted the importance of a "shared sense of obligation and duty to capital." Insurance holding company W. R. Berkley read the full article →

W. R. Berkley raises $250m for Lifson Re P&C reinsurance sidecar

Insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has launched its first foray into third-party reinsurance capital management with the set-up of a Bermuda based special purpose insurer (ILS) named Lifson Re Ltd. that will act as a kind of P&C reinsurance sidecar structure for the company. Lifson Re Ltd. has been read the full article →