Endurance Specialty Holdings News

Endurance Reports Q2 Net Income of $76M, Versus $75M in Q2 2014

Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. reported net income available to common shareholders of $76.0 million and $1.68 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2015 versus net income of $75.0 million and $1.68 per diluted common share for …

Faure to Retire as Endurance’s CEO, Global Re; Young Named as Successor

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced that Jerome Faure will step down from the position of chief executive officer, Global Reinsurance, on January 1, 2016 and will retire from Endurance …

Montpelier Re to Hold Special Shareholders’ Meeting on Endurance Acquisition

Bermuda-based Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd announced that it has scheduled a special general meeting of its shareholders to “consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger,” dated March 31, 2015. Shareholders will …

IRS Scrutiny of Offshore Tax Avoidance Repels Bids for Bermuda Reinsurers

The IRS’s scrutiny of tax avoidance in offshore locations has discouraged bidders from taking over reinsurers, potentially reducing the companies’ value. Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. and Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd., both based in Bermuda, have each said in recent regulatory …

Endurance Reports Q1 Net Income of $100.3M, Up From $96.3M in Q1 2014

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. reported net income available to common shareholders of $100.3 million and $2.23 per diluted common share for the first quarter of 2015 versus net income of $96.3 million and $2.17 per diluted common share for the …

XL Looks to Illiquid Securities, Infrastructure to Boost Yields: McGavick

XL Group plc Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick said the insurer is looking to illiquid securities and infrastructure investments to boost portfolio yields squeezed by interest rates that are near record lows. “We can get a little bit into the …

Updated: China’s Fosun to Buy Remaining Shares in Ironshore for $1.84B

Fosun International Ltd., the investment arm of China’s biggest closely held conglomerate, is planning a $1.84 billion merger with Ironshore Inc. after buying the shares it doesn’t already own in the Bermuda-based insurer. Fosun’s unit Mettlesome Investment 2 will combine …

Endurance Specialty Holdings Appoints Engel as Chief Claims Officer

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has appointed James Engel as chief claims officer with responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s global claims operation. Engel joins Endurance with …

XL CEO: ‘Reinsurance Sector Littered With Roadkill’, Playing High Stakes Game

XL Group plc Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick said that while he shuns casinos unless he’s with his mother-in-law, he’s felt lately like he was sitting at a “high stakes table” as he made insurance deals. McGavick announced a plan …

EXOR Shuns Hedge Fund Strategy With $6.4 Billion Buyout Plan of PartnerRe

The Agnelli family’s EXOR SpA, known for investments in cars and soccer, is dismissing the prevailing reinsurance strategies as it seeks to push into the industry with a $6.4 billion takeover. EXOR is shunning the idea that it should take …