During our first day together virtually, the AIRROC Summer Meeting attendees were treated to a presentation by Dan Link and Megan Nelson of third party administrator Gallagher Bassett (“GB”), moderated by Carolyn Fahey of AIRROC. The panel engaged in a dynamic discussion about how claim severity, particularly in areas like auto bodily injury claims, general liability and … [Read more...] about Using Predictive Analytics to Manage High Complexity Claims
In the opening session of the 2021 Runoff Deal Market Forum, Laura Pearson, Liability Restructuring Manager, PwC UK and Linda Johnson, Head of Legacy Practice, TigerRisk Partners, described the sizzling hot runoff market. Their PowerPoint slides contain a wealth of information on the state of the market and the deals transacted in 2020 and the scorching hot trends in 2021. A … [Read more...] about Deal Climate: Runoff is Hot!
2020 was called the "Year of the SPAC" but 2021 is already on track to surpass it. At the Summer Membership Meeting, Jack Vales, Partner at Dentons, moderated a lively discussion covering all you need to know about the rapid rise of SPACs in the educational session entitled “SPAC-tacular Ascent: The Rise of SPACs.” Fellow Dentons partners Ilan Katz and Ira L. Kotel joined the … [Read more...] about As the SPAC Market Cools, What Comes Next?
The Keynote Speaker of the 2021 Summer Membership Meeting was Randy Maniloff. Randy is counsel at White and Williams LLP and the lawyer behind the well-known monthly newsletter “Coverage Opinions.” He presented on the Top 10 Issues for Effective Reservations of Rights Letters. Randy started the seminar highlighting the fact that insurance companies don’t provide enough … [Read more...] about Top 10 Issues for Effective Reservations of Rights Letters
Raymond Mastrangelo, a Partner with Mound Cotton Wollan Greengrass LLP, moderated a panel discussion with three of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration community’s most experienced and respected arbitrators: Susan Claflin, Claflin Consulting Services LLC, Ann Field, Senior Managing Director of Client Services, Aon, and Howard Page, HR Page Consulting LLP. The panel topic … [Read more...] about The Scope of an Arbitration Panel’s Authority
The education sessions of the 2021 Summer Membership Meeting began with “A Look at the Legal Landscape” of COVID-19 Business Interruption (“BI”) claims, presented by John O’Bryan, Partner, Freeborn & Peters, Michael Merlo, Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel, Aon, and Kay E. Wilde, Director of Reinsurance Assumed Claims, Allstate Insurance Company. The panel treated … [Read more...] about A Look at the Legal Landscape
The second session of the 4th annual Runoff Deal Market Forum focused on some of the less obvious legal, regulatory and NAIC developments that will likely impact the runoff deal landscape. The esteemed panel included Mayer Brown partner Larry Hamilton who heads the firm’s US Insurance Regulatory & Enforcement group, James Mills, Vice President and Legal Counsel of Enstar … [Read more...] about Under the Radar Potential Game Changers: Were you aware of these??
HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ: ESGR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to repurchase an aggregate of 3,749,400 ordinary shares of Enstar held by funds managed by Hillhouse Group (“Hillhouse”) for a price of $234.52 per share, totaling $879.3 million in aggregate, a discount to book value. The shares … [Read more...] about Enstar Announces Two Transactions with Hillhouse
“The pace and magnitude of insurance dealmaking continued to accelerate in the first half of the year as sellers look to capitalize on the high valuations driven by strong demand for insurance businesses,” Mark Friedman, PwC insurance deals leader, said in a statement. (Photo: nespixt/Adobe Stock) Five megadeals in the first half of 2021 are just the beginning of what’s … [Read more...] about Insurance M&A deals reach $24.6B in first-half 2021
Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd, (AIM-RQIH) (“R&Q”), the leading non-life global speciality insurance company focusing on Program Management and Legacy Insurance businesses, is pleased to announce the completion of the novation of four loss portfolio transfer agreements managed by Armour Risk Management Ltd previously in place between ILS P&C Re and … [Read more...] about Completion of Four Portfolio Transfers
HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ: ESGR) announces today that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has completed a Loss Portfolio Transfer with Hiscox Ltd (“Hiscox”), pursuant to which Enstar’s Syndicate 2008 has reinsured a diversified portfolio of legacy insurance business underwritten by Hiscox Syndicate 3624, including the … [Read more...] about Enstar Reinsures Hiscox Legacy Portfolio
According to reports from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), industry executives are optimistic about the prospects for the run-off reinsurance market, which they say should benefit from rising pricing trends. KBW recently hosted a series of meetings with Florida and Bermuda re/insurance executives about their outlook on various sectors of the market. One of the key … [Read more...] about Reinsurance rate growth to boost run-off market: KBW
The English High Court has sanctioned the restructuring plans proposed by the Virgin Active group following a hearing contested by a group of the gym chain's landlords. The decision represents the first use of the restructuring plan procedure, introduced during the summer of 2020, to restructure a lease portfolio, demonstrating the utility of the tool for debtors when … [Read more...] about Developments in Restructuring Plans and Cross-Class Cram Down: Virgin Active
The AIRROC NextGen Task Force continues to evolve in order to optimize operations and improved effectiveness. The Task Force was formed in early 2020 during a pivotal time where prolonged remote working arrangements were not anticipated. While the original committee structure was focused on translating the Task Force’s mission statement into actionable functional areas, the … [Read more...] about NextGen Task Force Corner
Randall & Quilter II Holdings has completed the acquisition of Electric Insurance Ireland DAC (EIIDAC), a wholly-owned captive insurer of Electric Insurance Company (EIC). The wholly-owned UK subsidiary of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings (R&Q) received regulatory approval from the Central Bank of Ireland for the acquisition. EIIDAC was incorporated in … [Read more...] about R&Q acquires second Irish captive
A brand new way for AIRROC members to access our sought after education content. Recorded content is available in modules along with a PDF of supporting slides and other resources if made available by the panelists. The library is organized by individual titles, is tagged by subject, is searchable by word, and can be filtered by a number of tags. There are more than 30 … [Read more...] about AIRROC is Now On Demand!
When it comes to cybersecurity, companies must not underestimate the importance of basic controls. Employees and employers are exposed in the pandemic-induced work from home environment to new cyber risks, raising the stakes for cyber best practices and education. Cyber criminals typically follow a playbook where they seek out the lowest hanging fruit. They’re attacking … [Read more...] about The Basic Cybersecurity Controls that Every Company MUST have
The widespread effects of the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic have been unlike anything the world has experienced in more than a century. Governments worldwide have been forced to grapple with this unprecedented scenario and many have implemented measures aimed not only at curtailing the spread of the virus, but also designed to aid individual insureds and businesses to … [Read more...] about State Regulatory Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Mitigating Risk for Businesses and Individual Insureds
On April 21, 2021, AIRROC was thrilled to host a webinar during which a panel of experts in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) convened for a frank discussion on racial equity in the insurance industry. The panelists were: Brett Carter, MBA, a Managing Director for The Jacobson Group's executive search team, where he manages C-Level, vice president and … [Read more...] about Embedding Racial Equity in the Insurance Industry
Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to sell Willis Re and a set of Willis Towers Watson corporate risk and broking and health and benefits services to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. These businesses will be divested for a total consideration of $3.57 billion. The agreement helps resolve questions raised by the European Commission and is intended to address certain … [Read more...] about Aon, Willis Towers Watson to Sell WTW Assets to Gallagher for $3.57 Billion