Reinsurance News

AXIS Capital Not Engaged in Buyout Talks with Arch – Sources

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. has not communicated with any potential acquirer, including Arch Capital Ltd., since it engaged in merger talks with competitor PartnerRe Ltd last fall, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The Financial Times wrote on …

Swiss Re to Expand Infrastructure Investments: Chief Investment Officer

Swiss Re AG Chief Investment Officer Guido Fuerer said the world’s second-biggest reinsurer would invest as much as 5 percent of its funds in infrastructure if securities used to fund projects were more easily tradeable. “The fact that we have invested …

AXIS Share Price Climbs on Speculation It Is Potential Takeover Target

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., the insurer that agreed to merge with PartnerRe Ltd., jumped in New York trading on speculation that the deal could fall apart, which could put AXIS in play to be taken over by another company. EXOR SpA, the …

Berkshire Hathaway to Buy Stake in IAG to Boost Australia Insurance Sales

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay A$500 million ($388 million) for a stake in Insurance Australia Group Ltd. as part of a plan to expand in the region. The agreement will give Berkshire 20 percent of IAG’s insurance premium payments and make it …

Third Point Re CEO: Reinsurance Not as Easy to Enter as Some People Think

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., co-founded by hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb, said the company is positioned to withstand competition from other investment firms because the industry isn’t as easy to enter as some people think. Fund managers “have a lot of …

Guy Carpenter Names Summers as Head of International Facultative Re

Guy Carpenter & Company announced that Paul Summers will be joining the company as managing director and head of International Facultative Reinsurance, following completion of his current contractual notice period. He will assume this role from Massimo Reina, who will …

Aspen Re Appoints De Couto as Head of Portfolio Analytics

Aspen Re has appointed Douglas De Couto as head of portfolio analytics. De Couto will be joining Aspen Re from RenaissanceRe where until recently he was assistant vice president, corporate risk, a role in which he led a team responsible …

Gen Re: Toffanello Named CEO of Faraday When Ceurvorst Retires in 2016

Gen Re announced that Paul Ceurvorst will retire as CEO of Faraday in March 2016. Pietro Toffanello will become CEO of Faraday upon Ceurvorst’s retirement, subject to UK regulatory approval. Mark Rayner will continue to serve as chief underwriting officer …

JLT Re Appoints Walters to Support International Growth, Client Development

JLT Re, the London-based provider of reinsurance broking and capital solutions, announced that Russell Walters has joined as a partner. Bradley Maltese, deputy CEO of UK & Europe, said, “Russell joins JLT Re with over 30 years of reinsurance experience …

Update: Bermuda Court Rules in Favor of PartnerRe; EXOR Responds

The Supreme Court of Bermuda has denied EXOR’s request to obtain shareholder information from PartnerRe, the reinsurer that is seeking to merge with AXIS Capital Holdings and avoid a hostile takeover from EXOR SpA. “EXOR’s application has been denied and …