XL Group News

Insurtech Startups Attract Growing List of Traditional Insurer Partners

Listening to Andrew Rear talk about insurers, you wouldn’t think he works for one that’s been around for 136 years. The 46-year-old head of Munich Re’s Digital Partners unit has said the industry is “one of the last bastions of …

Update: XL Group to Realign P/C Operations with Senior Leadership Team Named

Bermuda-based XL Group Ltd./XL Catlin announced senior role changes in connection with a planned realignment of its property/casualty operating model. All of the new appointments are effective as of Jan. 1, 2017. The new P/C organizational structure will consist of …

Mitsui Buys 15% Stake in XL’s ILS Firm, New Ocean Capital

Mitsui & Co., Japan’s second-biggest trading house, agreed to purchase a 15 percent stake in New Ocean Capital, the asset manager that was founded by XL Group Ltd. and Stone Point Capital to make insurance-related bets. Mitsui also committed $100 …

XL Group Completes Relocation of Domicile to Bermuda

XL Group Ltd. announced it has completed its redomestication to change the place of incorporation of the ultimate parent holding company to Bermuda from Ireland. As previously announced, the name of the new holding company is XL Group Ltd. XL …

XL Estimates Q2 Cats to Cost $240M, Led by Alberta Wildfires

XL Group Plc, the insurer that expanded last year with the purchase of Catlin Group Ltd., said second-quarter catastrophe costs were probably about $240 million pretax, with wildfires in Alberta, Canada, responsible for about half the total. Flooding in Europe …

Hedge Fund Insurers Struggle in Crowded Market with Poor Investment Results: S&P

Hedge fund firms that set up reinsurance companies will struggle because too many rivals had the same idea and investment results have been disappointing, according to a report from S&P Global Ratings. Money managers entered the reinsurance business to gain …

XL Group’s Shareholders Approve Move to Bermuda from Ireland

XL Group plc announced that its ordinary shareholders have approved a scheme of arrangement that will change the place of incorporation of the ultimate parent holding company to Bermuda from Ireland, which is expected to be completed in the third …

Oaktree Capital & Egan Cut Ties After Failure to Raise Funds to Form a Reinsurer

Bill Egan, the former Bank of America Corp. banker who was working with Oaktree Capital Group LLC to start a reinsurance venture, has cut ties with the asset manager, according to people familiar with the matter. His exit follows a …

McGovern Leaving Lloyd’s as CRO to Join XL Group as Chief Compliance Officer

XL Group plc announced it has appointed Sean McGovern as chief compliance officer, head of Regulatory & Government Affairs, moving from Lloyd’s of London where he is chief risk officer and general counsel. In this newly created role, McGovern, as …

XL Group Proposes Moving Domicile to Bermuda from Ireland

XL Group plc announced a proposal to change its parent holding company’s place of incorporation to Bermuda from Ireland. “Establishing our corporate home in Bermuda is a natural step for XL. XL has had a presence in Bermuda since 1986, …