Bermuda News

XL Group’s Shareholders Approve Move to Bermuda from Ireland

XL Group plc announced that its ordinary shareholders have approved a scheme of arrangement that will change the place of incorporation of the ultimate parent holding company to Bermuda from Ireland, which is expected to be completed in the third …

Specialist Lloyd’s Insurer Neon Opens Bermuda Office with Fisher as CEO

The specialist Lloyd’s insurer Neon, formerly known as Marketform, announced it has opened an office in Bermuda as it grows its international footprint with greater access to both the Bermudian and U.S. markets. Located at 29 Victoria Street, Hamilton, the …

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., …