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Investors circle CATCo shares on increases & potential subrogation benefit

Investors are circling shares in retrocessional reinsurance investment manager Markel CATCo's listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund, partly due to share price increases experienced in recent weeks, but also over the potential for subrogation to benefit any holdings they have.Evidencing this, one value investor, Almitas Capital LLC based in California, has 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 CATCo listed retro fund adds new director

Markel CATCo Investment Management has added a new director to its stock exchange listed and in run-off retrocessional reinsurance focused investment strategy, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd.The Board of the retro reinsurance fund announced that they have appointed Arthur Jones as a non-executive Director effective yesterday. Jones will also read the full article →

Nephila taking disciplined approach to value creation: Markel’s Richie Whitt

Nephila Capital is taking a "disciplined approach to long-term value creation" according to Markel Co-CEO Richie Whitt, who said that the flagship insurance-linked securities (ILS) unit of the carrier remains on target for the year.At the same time, Whitt has highlighted the important role Markel's program fronting subsidiary State National read the full article →

CATCo sees 25% Hagibis, Faxai & Dorian hit to 2019 capital deployed

Retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo Investment Management expects that the combined impacts of recent catastrophe events typhoon Hagibis, typhoon Faxai and hurricane Dorian will result in a roughly 25% impact to capital deployed in the 2019 portfolio of its listed fund.Markel CATCo has today revealed its potential exposure read the full article →

Nephila Capital revenues rise again for Markel, as CATCo costs slow

Markel Corporation has reported rising revenues earned through the operations of its insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance investment manager Nephila Capital, with year-to-date the total reaching an impressive almost $125 million.Markel has been fully reporting the revenue contribution it receives from the activities of the Nephila Capital ILS and reinsurance read the full article →

Markel CATCo begins listed retro fund share buybacks

As part of its efforts to run-off its portfolios of retrocessional reinsurance and return capital to its investors, Markel CATCo Investment Management has executed its first share buyback for the exchange listed ILS fund CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd.The Board of the Markel CATCo managed retro reinsurance fund had previously read the full article →

Markel CATCo sets loss reserves for Dorian & Faxai, monitors Hagibis

Retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo Investment Management has now established specific loss reserves for recent catastrophes hurricane Dorian and typhoon Faxai.The manager also says it is monitoring more recent typhoon Hagibis, in case its impacts on Japan also warrant the setting up of any side pocket investments.Markel CATCo read the full article →

Markel CATCo begins returning capital to listed fund shareholders

Markel CATCo Investment Management has begun returning capital to shareholding investors in its listed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund, with almost $16 million set to be returns by way of an interim dividend.The Board of the Markel CATCo exchange listed managed fund recommended an orderly run-off of the fund’s portfolios of 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 →