Bermuda News

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Third Point Reinsurance & Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a-” of Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. (TPRCL) (Bermuda) and Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. (TPRUSA) (Bermuda). A.M. Best also has …

Third Point Re Says It’s a Real Insurer as IRS Weighs Tightening Tax Rules

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., which counts Dan Loeb as a founder, said it’s more than just a hedge fund investing vehicle as the Internal Revenue Service weighs tightening regulation for offshore companies. “Anyone that spent a day in our office …

RenaissanceRe Completes Acquisition of Platinum Underwriters

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. The acquisition was originally announced on November 24, 2014. “The combination of RenaissanceRe and Platinum marks an important milestone for our company, benefiting our expanded …

JLT Rebrands Bermuda Unit; Senior Management Changes Announced

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced that JLT PARK will be rebranded as JLT Specialty Bermuda. This change became effective on March 1, 2015, subject to regulatory approval. JLT also is announcing a number of senior management changes for its …

XL Expects Increased Oversight From Global Regulators After Catlin Deal

XL Group plc, the insurer that agreed to buy Catlin Group Ltd. for about $4 billion, said it faces a risk label after the deal that could lead to increased oversight from global regulators. “Following the completion of the proposed acquisition …

RenaissanceRe Gets Regulatory Nod to Acquire Platinum Underwriters

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced it has received all regulatory approvals required in connection with its previously announced acquisition of Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. The transaction remains subject to approval by the shareholders of Platinum at Platinum’s previously announced shareholder meeting …

Loeb’s Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. Shuns Acquisitions in U.S., Europe

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., the Bermuda-based company co-founded by hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb, said buying a competitor in the U.S. or Europe could clash with its business model. “One of our strengths is we can tell people that our money …

Arch Reports Q4 Net Income of $209.7 Million; $812.4 Million for 2014

Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance company, reports that net income available to Arch common shareholders for the 2014 fourth quarter was $209.7 million, or $1.60 per share, compared to $156.0 million, or $1.14 per share, for …

Catlin CEO Expects Number of Mergers Among Smaller Insurers to Increase

Stephen Catlin, who is selling his Lloyd’s of London insurer to XL Group plc for $4.2 billion, expects the pace of mergers among smaller insurers to gather pace. “Anyone who has got a market value of less than $5 billion …

Argo Reports Q4 Net Income of $59.7 Million; $183.2 Million for Full Year

Bermuda-based Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, reported net income for the year ended December 31, 2014 of $183.2 million or $6.90 per diluted share, compared to $143.2 million or $5.14 per diluted …