Bermuda News

Krefta Named CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, Succeeding Pinchin

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announced that Michael Krefta has been appointed CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, and CEO of Hiscox Bermuda, effective Aug. 1, 2017. He will succeed Jeremy Pinchin who, after five years in Bermuda, will return to …

Neon Bermuda Taps Chubb’s Hunt to Become SVP, Property Insurance

Neon announced it has appointed Dwayne Hunt to the role of senior vice president – Property Insurance, in Neon’s Bermuda office. Neon said it opened a Bermuda office earlier this year to provide greater access to both the local and …

Bermuda-Based Somerset Re Raises Capitalization to $375 Million

Somerset Reinsurance Ltd. has increased its common share capitalization to $375 million, including investments from three strategic investors and a diverse group of high net worth investors. Somerset Re provides customized risk management solutions to the life insurance and annuity …

Hurricane Nicole Weakens After Direct Bermuda Hit; Storm Trackers Comment

Hurricane Nicole made a direct hit on Bermuda Thursday as the strongest hurricane to affect the Atlantic archipelago in 13 years, according to a report issued by Weather Underground. The storm’s impact on Bermuda has now ended, with the exception …

Category 4 Hurricane Nicole Lashes Bermuda with Winds & Flooding Rain

Hurricane Nicole, which has become a Category 4 hurricane, will continue to lash Bermuda with winds and flooding rain through Thursday, according to a report issued by AccuWeather. As a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of between 130 and …

Willis Re Taps Aon’s McDowell to Lead Bermuda Unit; Harden as APAC President

Willis Re announced the appointment of Chris McDowell as CEO of Willis Re Bermuda. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, he will succeed Michael Harden, CEO of Willis Re Bermuda since 2014, who is returning to the Asia Pacific region as president …

XL Group Completes Relocation of Domicile to Bermuda

XL Group Ltd. announced it has completed its redomestication to change the place of incorporation of the ultimate parent holding company to Bermuda from Ireland. As previously announced, the name of the new holding company is XL Group Ltd. XL …

Everest Re Group Reports Q2 Net Income of $155.7M vs. $209.1M in Q2 2015

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group Ltd. reported second quarter 2016 net income of $155.7 million, or $3.67 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $209.1 million, or $4.68 per diluted common share, for the same period in 2015. After-tax …

Randall & Quilter Buys Bermuda-Based Segregated Accounts Captive Company

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. has acquired Agency Program Insurance Co. (SAC) Ltd., a Bermuda-based segregated accounts captive company with 28 cells. London-based Randall & Quilter (R&Q) is paying $1.4 million in cash from existing resources to acquire APIC, …

Bermuda Insurance Industry Expected to Grow by 10.3% Annually Until 2019

The Bermuda insurance industry is projected to grow at a steady pace as a result of new regulations and consistent growth in external business, such as offshore and captive, according to a new report published by London-based business intelligence company …