PaCRe News

Bermuda’s Validus Reports 2015 Net Income of $374.9M, vs. $480M in 2014

Bermuda-based Validus Holdings Ltd. reported net income available to Validus of $69.0 million, or $0.81 per diluted common share, for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to $125.9 million, or $1.38 per diluted common share, for the same …

Paulson’s PaCRe Shuts Down After Investment Slump, Bermuda Tax Uncertainties

Billionaire John Paulson’s New York hedge fund firm has shut an operation in Bermuda that had been targeted by a Democratic lawmaker as a tax shelter. Paulson’s venture, a reinsurer named PaCRe Ltd., has stopped writing new coverage, and its insurance …

A.M. Best Explains Its Rating Fundamentals for Hedge Fund Reinsurers

Since the Aug. 11, 2015 withdrawal of PaCRe Ltd.’s financial strength rating and issuer credit rating at the company’s request, A.M. Best said there has been considerable speculation about A.M. Best’s view on these hedge fund-sponsored reinsurers. A.M. Best said …

Best Affirms and Withdraws Ratings of PaCRe Ltd.

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A-‘ (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Bermuda-based PaCRe, Ltd., and has removed the ratings from under review with negative implications and assigned a negative outlook. Best said …

Hedge Funds Targeted in Senator Wyden’s Reinsurance Tax Bill

The owners of hedge fund-backed reinsurers, including one tied to John Paulson, could have to pay more taxes or shift their focus under a bill introduced by Senator Ron Wyden to counter what he called abuses by offshore companies. “For …

Ratings Recap: AEGIS, Lloyd’s Syndicate 1225, PaCRe

A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to ‘A’ (Excellent) from ‘A-‘ (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating to “a” from “a-” of Bermuda-based Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited (AEGIS), and has revised its outlook on both …

Ratings Recap: PaCRe, Barbados, Cotswold, Orient, Kuwait Re

A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A-‘ (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings of “a-” of Bermuda-based PaCRe Ltd., both with stable outlooks. The ratings of PaCRe are based on its “excellent risk-adjusted capitalization as measured by …