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Markel hopes to add new ILS inflows during second-half: Co-CEO Whitt

Markel Corporation hopes to see fresh inflows coming into its insurance-linked securities (ILS) business in the second-half of 2020, as the capital markets become less volatile and investor confidence recovers, according to Co-CEO Richie Whitt. As we explained yesterday, insurance-linked securities (ILS) assets under management have declined at Markel's flagship ILS read the full article →

Lodgepine launch timing hit by Covid-19, Markel houses retro portfolio

Timing of the full launch of Lodgepine Capital Management Limited, the recently established retrocessional reinsurance ILS fund management unit of Markel Corporation, may be impacted by the effect of Covid-19 on global investor allocation decisions, the company said recently. In reporting its first-quarter results, Markel said that Lodgepine Capital Management and read the full article →

ILS to drive “increasing advantages & profitability” for Markel: Co-CEO’s

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) is seen as one of the cylinders of the insurance and reinsurance engine for Markel Corporation and the firm's CO-CEO's Thomas Gayner and Richard Whitt see ILS driving "increasing advantages and profitability" for the company with its leading position set to help it scale in the space. Having read the full article →

Lodgepine Reinsurance the first Bermuda “Collateralized Insurer”

Lodgepine Capital Management Limited, the retrocessional reinsurance ILS fund management unit of Markel Corporation, has become the first to register a vehicle under Bermuda's recently established "Collateralized Insurer" class of company. Bermuda's regulator designed the collateralized insurance and reinsurance class of Limited Purpose Insurer (LPI) as a response to the increasing read the full article →

Markel hires Brenton Slade as President of Lodgepine retro ILS play

Markel Corporation has hired Brenton "Brent" Slade from Hamilton Insurance Group to be the President of its newly launched retrocessional reinsurance ILS fund management unit Lodgepine Capital Management Limited. Brent Slade joins Lodgepine Capital Management Limited, the Markel owned retrocessional ILS fund operation based in Bermuda, from his most recent position read the full article →

Markel reveals Lodgepine Capital Management, its new retro ILS platform

Markel Corporation has revealed its awaited new retrocessional reinsurance ILS fund management unit, which is based in Bermuda and called Lodgepine Capital Management Limited. The new Markel insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager will focus on retrocession and has launched today along with a reinsurance company, Lodgepine Re. Markel said that Lodgepine Capital's read the full article →