Novae News

Novae Group Appoints Beazley’s Cragg as Chief Operating Officer

Novae Group plc, the specialist listed Lloyd’s insurer, announced the appointment of Adam Cragg as group chief operating officer. He reports to Matthew Fosh, chief executive officer of Novae. Cragg brings 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to …

AXIS Capital to Acquire Lloyd’s Specialty Re/Insurer Novae for $604 Million

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced it is acquiring Novae Group plc, a specialty re/insurer that operates through Lloyd’s of London. “The US$604 million transaction adds scale and breadth to the international specialty insurance business of AXIS, creating a $2 billion …

Sompo International to Acquire Novae’s Financial Institutions’ Renewal Rights

Sompo International, a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty re/insurance, announced its London market insurance platform has agreed to acquire Novae Syndicates Ltd.’s financial institutions’ (FI) renewal rights. The purchase, which excludes emerging markets business, encompasses a portfolio that …

Novae Expands Cyber Team with Appointment of Quick from IBM

Novae Group plc, the specialist listed Lloyd’s insurer, announced that Stuart Quick has joined its cyber team as breach response and cyber operations manager, reporting to Dan Trueman, head of cyber and chief innovation officer. Quick was previously a managing …

Novae Taps Mitsui Sumitomo’s Steadman as Head of Cargo

Novae Group plc, the specialist listed Lloyd’s insurer, announced the appointment of Helen Steadman as head of cargo. She reports to Darren Carr, head of marine. Steadman brings nearly a decade of cargo underwriting experience to Novae. She joins from …

Travelers & Novae Join Lloyd’s Construction Consortium; Capacity Rises to $320M

Two insurers, Travelers and Novae, have joined the Construction Consortium at Lloyd’s to offer greatly increased underwriting capacity for the largest construction risks in the world across all major onshore construction and engineering risk categories. The consortium was launched in …

Ironshore Acquires Novae Group’s Agricultural Team and Renewal Portfolio

Bermuda-based Ironshore International announced the acquisition of the reinsurance renewal rights to Novae Group’s global agriculture reinsurance portfolio. The transfer is conditional on Lloyd’s approval and is expected to be completed in November 2015. Novae’s team of five agriculture reinsurance …

Waiting List for Insurers to Get Seats on Lloyd’s Underwriting Floor Hits Record

The waiting list for an insurer to get a spot on the underwriting floor of Lloyd’s of London is the longest in its 327-year history, indicating record demand for access to the market. Lloyd’s has requests for about 160 so-called …

Amlin Deal Puts M&A Spotlight on 4 Remaining Publicly Traded Lloyd’s Insurers

Amlin Plc’s $5.3 billion takeover by a Japanese competitor has put the remaining four publicly traded Lloyd’s of London insurers in the spotlight for a possible takeover. Beazley Plc, Hiscox Ltd., Lancashire Holdings Ltd. and Novae Group Plc all rallied …

A.M. Best: European Reinsurers Report Strong Results, Growth Limited

Major European reinsurers have posted very strong full-year results for 2014 and continue to be well capitalized, with profitable underwriting results due to the absence of sizable natural catastrophes and ongoing reserve releases. Nevertheless, reinsurers face challenges as soft market …