Resolution Life US Holdings has announced the signing of a $9.4 billion reinsurance transaction between its insurance subsidiary, Security Life of Denver Insurance Company (SLD) and The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Lincoln National Corporation. The deal consists primarily of bank and corporate owned life insurance business alongside a smaller … [Read more...] about Resolution Life signs $9.4bn reinsurance deal with Lincoln Financial
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ: ESGR) announced today that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has completed the purchase of the entire 27.7% interest in Enhanzed Reinsurance Ltd. (“Enhanzed Re”) previously held by an affiliate of Hillhouse Group. The purchase price of $217.1 million is based on 90% of Enhanzed Re’s total … [Read more...] about Enstar Completes Acquisition of Controlling Interest in Enhanze Re
The Board of the Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association (“IRLA”) are delighted to announce that Leslie-Ann Giovnilli was recognised with its Services to Legacy Award at its Gala Dinner at Congress in Brighton yesterday. Ms Giovnilli received a standing ovation from all 280 diners present. In presenting the award Paul Corver noted that this was in part recognition of … [Read more...] about Recognition for long serving IRLA Head of Academy
We are looking forward to being BACK IN PERSON and seeing all of our legacy colleagues! Register today for AIRROC NJ 2021 – Legacy Transactions and Networking Forum from Sunday, October 17 through Tuesday October 19, 2021. Our trusted event host will again be The Westin Jersey City Newport, located at 479 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City, New Jersey. AIRROC and our host … [Read more...] about AIRROC Reunites in October in Jersey City!
Following the successful launch of the podcast series “The Legacy Life”, AIRROC NextGen Task Force released our second episode on September 22nd. In this episode, Kathryn Reynolds sits down with Paul Corver, Head of Legacy M&A at R&Q, to discuss his career in the legacy space and why young professionals should be excited about runoff. Paul starts off by explaining the … [Read more...] about NextGen Task Force Corner
Business owners need guidance rather than a federal reinsurance backstop to help them navigate an increasingly volatile cyber insurance market, a panel of experts said recently. “I don’t think a compelling case has been made yet for an explicit government intervention,” said Phil Edmundson, founder and CEO of Corvus Insurance, an MGA focused, in part, on providing specialty … [Read more...] about For Now, No Need for Federal Cyber Reinsurance Backstop: Experts
As we move through the second half of 2021, insurers’ employment outlooks remain strong. Our recent Q3 2021 Insurance Labor Outlook Study, conducted in partnership with Aon plc, found 93% of insurers plan to increase or maintain their headcounts in the next 12 months. Now in its 25th iteration, the semi-annual study collects and examines data on insurance industry hiring, as … [Read more...] about Results of the Q3 2021 Insurance Labor Outlook Study: Employment Growth Amid a Difficult Recruiting Market
On August 31, 2021, the Federal Insurance Office (“FIO”) issued a request for information regarding climate-related financial risk in the insurance sector. In the Request, the FIO laid out a conceptual framework for categorizing climate-related financial risk and its three pronged approach to implement portions of the President’s January 27, 2021 Executive Order on the Climate … [Read more...] about Federal Insurance Office Spells Out Priorities Regarding Climate-Related Financial Risks in Insurance Sector
Series: Negotiation Strategies: Tips for Establishing Connection and Optimizing Results We all do it every day: with our spouses and significant others, with our children, co-workers and counterparties, with people getting on and off of an elevator, and even while jockeying with other cars in traffic. The “it” is negotiation: exchanging verbal or non-verbal messages with a … [Read more...] about Getting to Yes: Where It All Began
The NextGen Task Force proudly presents a new podcast series entitled The Legacy Life, which is going live on September 8th 2021. NextGen has been hard at work developing a bi-weekly podcast series that is designed to introduce young professionals to the legacy (re)insurance space. It will initially be available through Apple Podcast and AIRROC’s website. Come join Task Force … [Read more...] about NextGen Task Force Corner
Compre, the international specialist legacy group, and SiriusPoint have reached an agreement for Compre to acquire a $417 million portfolio of legacy liabilities. The transaction is structured as a loss portfolio transfer and will be underwritten by Compre’s class 3A Bermudian reinsurer, Pallas Reinsurance Company Ltd. (Pallas Re). The portfolio in question comprises … [Read more...] about Compre to acquire SiriusPoint legacy portfolio for $417mn
Registration is Open! AIRROC is pleased to be planning our first in-person event since March 2020 -- from Sunday, October 17 through Tuesday October 19, 2021. The AIRROC Board of Directors looks forward to reuniting with our legacy colleagues. Our trusted event host for the past few years will again be The Westin Jersey City Newport, located at 479 Washington Boulevard in … [Read more...] about AIRROC Returns to Jersey City for the 17th Annual NJ Legacy Transactions and Networking Forum
AXA announced today that it has entered into an agreement with HSBC* to sell AXA Insurance Pte Ltd (“AXA Singapore”). Under the terms of the agreement, AXA will sell AXA Singapore for a total cash consideration of USD 575 million (or Euro 487 million*). The transaction is estimated to result in a negative net income impact of ca. Euro 160 million in AXA Group’ s FY21 … [Read more...] about AXA to sell its insurance operations in Singapore for USD 0.6 billion
DARAG Group (“DARAG”), a leading legacy acquirer, today announces that following a competitive process, its German insurance carrier DARAG Deutschland AG has signed a Loss Portfolio Transfer (“LPT”) followed by a Portfolio Transfer (“PTA”) with Insr Insurance Group ASA (“Insr”), an insurance group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (“OSE”) All of Insr’s remaining insurance … [Read more...] about DARAG announces Loss Portfolio Agreement with Insr Norway
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ: ESGR) announced today that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has completed a transaction with ProSight Global, Inc. (“ProSight”) to provide reinsurance relating to 2019 and prior year business. The reinsurance comprises a ground up loss portfolio transfer of ProSight’s discontinued workers’ … [Read more...] about Enstar Completes Transaction with ProSight
American states have risen to the challenge. Faced with a decided advantage that re/insurers have to shed books of business under Part VII of the UK’s Financial Services and Markets Act, and responding to requests by US re/insurers for a similar mechanism, the American states have enacted a variety of legislative approaches to enable such transactions in the US. The two … [Read more...] about Divided We Stand
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Earlier this spring, Arkansas joined a handful of U.S. states in adopting the new insurance business transfer model called the Insurance Business Transfer (IBT) Act. The law provides insurance companies an organized and efficient process to transfer blocks of insurance business from any jurisdiction to another insurance company in Arkansas, benefiting … [Read more...] about Arkansas Insurance Department Lauds New Insurance Business Transfer Law
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?