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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 →

Markel won’t try to emulate CATCo, committed to ILS

Markel Corporation has no intention of emulating the well-known CATCo retrocession products within the new retro insurance-linked securities (ILS) platform the firm intends to launch for the end of the year.As revealed last week, the Markel CATCo unit and investment funds are now set to be wound down and capital read the full article →

Markel to launch new retro ILS platform, wind down CATCo funds

Markel Corporation said it is launching a new retrocessional reinsurance insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund platform, while at the same time announcing a winding down of the existing Markel CATCo fund operations.For Markel this is a chance to wipe the slate clean, by shuttering the old CATCo retrocessional reinsurance investment operations read the full article →