XL Group News

German Soccer Club Insured for Revenue Losses; Policy Led by Catlin, XL

Borussia Dortmund is using an unusual insurance policy to recover most of the income it is losing for failing to qualify for European soccer’s elite Champions League for the first time in five years, according to two people with knowledge of the …

XL Group Introduces New Environmental Excess Policy Form

XL Group’s Environmental insurance business has created a new excess insurance policy to provide clients and brokers in the U.S. and Canada with a simplified way to buy an additional layer of environmental insurance protection. This new excess insurance form …

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 …

XL Launches Stand-Alone Auto Parts Recall Policy

XL Group announced the launch of a stand-alone automotive parts recall policy, a tailored insurance solution designed for suppliers in the automotive industry. The policy delivers a choice of coverage to respond to the increased exposures and liabilities related to …

Update: Italy’s EXOR Offers $6.4 Billion for PartnerRe in Threat to AXIS Deal

Italy’s billionaire Agnelli family, with a $6.4 billion unsolicited bid for PartnerRe Ltd., is seeking to thwart its target’s planned merger with AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. EXOR SpA, the Turin-based investment company controlled by the family, offered $130 a share in cash, …

XL, Cobalt Underwriting Launch Shariah-Compliant Equine Product at Lloyd’s

XL Group and Cobalt Underwriting have launched the first Shariah-compliant product to be available through Lloyd’s of London. The cover is an equine product, which responds to named perils, mortality, theft, infertility and permanent disability, among other risks, XL said …

OneBeacon Explores Sale; China’s Fosun Interested: Sources

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd., a specialty insurer controlled by White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd., is exploring a sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter. OneBeacon has drawn interest from companies including China’s Fosun International Ltd., said the people, who asked not …

XL Launches Security Insight Platform to Identify Global Business Risks

XL Group’s kidnap & ransom underwriting team has announced the launch of its new Global Security Insight (GSI) platform. Created and frequently updated by Salamanca Group, the merchant banking and operational risk management business, the global platform provides XL Group’s …

XL Group Creates Venture Capital Fund, XL Innovate; Hutton Named as Head

XL Group plc announced the creation of XL Innovate, an XL-sponsored venture capital initiative. The new fund will be led by Tom Hutton, a past director of XL who has a history of creating successful insurance and financial technology ventures, …

ACE, Blackrock Seek Up to $1.3 Billion for Bermuda Reinsurance Venture

BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, and Evan Greenberg’s ACE Ltd. are forming a reinsurance venture that is seeking to raise $800 million to $1.3 billion. The business is named ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings Ltd. and is based in …