Bermuda News

Small Group of Bermudian Re/Insurers Drive Overall Q1 Premium Growth: S&P

At first glance, Bermudian re/insurance companies appeared to start the year with a bang, reporting a 21 percent increase in consolidated gross premiums written (GPW), according to a new report published by Standard & Poor’s. However, that picture is slightly …

Aspen Announces New CEOs for Insurance & Reinsurance Units as Vitale Retires

Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. has appointed new leaders for its insurance and reinsurance segments, in response to the announced retirement of CEO Mario Vitale. Stephen Postlewhite, previously chief executive officer of Aspen Reinsurance, has been appointed chief executive officer, Aspen Insurance, …

Captive Manager Marsh IAS Promotes 2 Senior Leaders in Bermuda

Marsh IAS has appointed Jill Husbands as chairman of Marsh IAS Bermuda and Lawrence Bird as head of office in Bermuda. Husbands succeeds David Ezekiel who retired on Dec. 31, 2015. Husbands will focus on strategic growth initiatives and key …

Carpenter Promotes Stubbings as CEO of Bermuda Unit; Keegan Named Sr. VP

Guy Carpenter & Co. has promoted Peter Stubbings as CEO of the firm’s Bermuda operations, with immediate effect. In addition, Richard Keegan will join the Bermuda team as senior vice president in May. Previously chairman of the Bermuda office, in …

Aspen Q1 Operating Income Decreases to $89.9M from $98M in Q1 2015

Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. reported net income after tax of $114.4 million, or $1.68 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2016, compared with $128.0 million reported for the same quarter in 2015. Operating income after tax for …

White Mountains Closes $2.6B Sale of Sirius to China Minsheng Investment

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. completed its $2.6 billion sale of Sirius International Insurance Group to a division of China Minsheng Investment Corp. Ltd., nine months after the deal was first announced.Out of that total, White Mountains used $160 million to …

Plenum Launches Diversified ILS Fund, Partnering with Bermuda’s Sequant Re

Plenum Investments Ltd. has launched an insurance linked securities (ILS) fund, which will invest in collateralized reinsurance transactions, to be sourced and underwritten by Bermuda’s boutique reinsurer Sequant Re. The new fund will complement Plenum’s current ILS offering and bring …

Antares Lloyd’s Syndicate Partners with Iron-Starr, Ironshore’s Bermuda MGA

Ironshore Inc. announced that Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s will join as a subscribing insurer for Bermuda-based Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Iron-Starr is a managing general agency (MGA), which underwrites specialty lines of business on behalf of Ironshore Insurance Ltd., …

PartnerRe Names Former EXOR Managing Director, Bonaccorso, as CFO

PartnerRe Ltd. announced that Mario Bonaccorso, formerly managing director at EXOR SpA, has been appointed chief financial officer, subject to Bermuda Immigration approval. Bill Babcock, who has served as executive vice president and CFO at PartnerRe since October 2010, will …

Everest Re Names Former Zurich Exec, Kerner, to Lead Strategy & Risk Mgmt.

Everest Re Group Ltd. hired Michael Kerner, who previously led Zurich Insurance Group AG’s general-insurance unit, to head the strategy and risk-management team as the Bermuda-based reinsurer reshapes management. Kerner will be an executive vice president, Everest Re said Wednesday …