Validus Holdings News

Validus Appoints Halsey Vice President, Atlanta Property Manager

Validus Holdings, Ltd., has appointed Rob Halsey as vice president, Atlanta Property manager. In this new position, Halsey will be responsible for building and maintaining the Validus Underwriters Excess & Surplus property business in the Southeast United States and write …

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 …

Validus Announces Senior Executive Appointments at Talbot Underwriting

Validus Holdings announced a series of senior management appointments at Talbot Underwriting Ltd., its wholly owned subsidiary. Rupert Atkin will retire as chief executive officer of Talbot on Feb. 29, 2016. Peter Bilsby, currently managing director of Talbot, will succeed …

Validus Reports $22 Million Hike in 3rd Quarter Net Income to $66.7 Million

Validus Holdings Ltd. reported net income of $66.7 million, or $0.78 per diluted common share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2015, compared to $39.7 million, or $0.41 per diluted common share, for the same period last year. For …

Talbot Australia Appoints Crisis Management Underwriting Team

Talbot Underwriting Australia, the Sydney-based branch of Talbot Risk Services Pte Ltd., has established a crisis management practice with the appointment of two leading underwriters to drive growth in specialty lines in the Australasian region. Steve Ward and Hamish McKay …

Swiss Re Estimates Its Tianjin Port Explosion Losses Will Hit $250 Million

Swiss Re AG, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, posted a 13 percent increase in third-quarter profit after allowing for $250 million in losses from the chemical warehouse explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin in mid- August. Net income climbed $1.4 …

Validus Group Appoints Zhou as China Representative

Validus Holdings Ltd. has appointed Ellie Zhou as underwriting manager for Greater China to support the Validus Groups’ existing Chinese customers and expand the firm’s business in the region. China is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing insurance markets …

Validus Estimates Losses of $64 Million from China Port Explosion & Chile Quake

Validus Holdings Ltd. estimates it lost just under $64 million from the Port of Tianjin explosion and recent earthquake in Chile, a number that matches its Q2 net income. Breaking down this figure, the Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance holding company estimated …

Validus Reaseguros Appoints Beltran as Head of Treaty Reinsurance

Validus Re, the reinsurance division of Bermuda-based Validus Holdings Ltd., has appointed Jorge Beltran as executive vice president, head of Treaty, for Validus Reaseguros Inc. In this new role, Beltran will be responsible for the implementation and execution of Validus Re’s …

Talbot Names Tebbutt Global Practice Leader, Political Violence & Aviation War

Talbot Underwriting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings Ltd., announced the promotion of Steven Tebbutt to global practice leader, political violence and aviation war. Tebbutt has been instrumental in establishing the war and terrorism book of business in …