Bermuda News

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 …

PartnerRe Appoints Haft as Head of Catastrophe

PartnerRe Ltd. announced that Greg Haft has been appointed head of catastrophe, subject to Bermuda immigration approval. Based in Bermuda, Haft is responsible for PartnerRe’s worldwide catastrophe reinsurance business and reports to Emmanuel Clarke, CEO PartnerRe Global. Haft succeeds Brian …

Aspen Reports Q4 After-Tax Net Income of $67.2 Million

Bermuda-headquartered Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited reported net income after tax of $67.2 million, or $0.90 diluted net income per share, for the fourth quarter of 2014. This compares to net income after tax of $90.0 million, or $1.21 diluted net income per share, for …

Everest Re Group Reports $340.1 Million Q4 Net Income; $1.2 Billion for Year

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group Ltd. reported fourth quarter 2014 net income available to common shareholders of $340.1 million, or $7.47 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $364.6 million, or $7.54 per diluted common share, for the fourth …

PartnerRe Reports Q4 Net Income of $262.7 Million; $998.2 Million for Year

PartnerRe Ltd. reported net income of $262.7 million, or $5.26 per share for the fourth quarter of 2014. This includes net after-tax realized and unrealized gains on investments of $82.1 million, or $1.64 per share. Net income for the fourth …