XL Group News

XL to Sell $22B of Life Policies to RGA, as CEO McGavick Narrows Focus on P&C

XL Group Plc agreed to sell about 290,000 life insurance policies at a loss to Reinsurance Group of America Inc. as Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick narrows his company’s focus to property & casualty coverage after buying Catlin Group Ltd. The deal …

XL’s Q3 Operating Net Income Down to $70.8M on Integration Costs, Cat Losses

Dublin-headquartered XL Group reported third quarter operating net income of $70.8 million, or $0.23 per share, down from $187.1 million, or $0.70 per share, in the prior year quarter. The current quarter’s results include approximately $55.2 million in integration costs …

XL Innovate, XL Group’s Venture Capital Company, Acquires New Energy Risk

Dublin-based XL Group plc announced that XL Innovate*, the venture capital fund sponsored by the company, has acquired all of the shares of New Energy Risk Inc. “New Energy Risk has developed and delivered to the market unique performance warranty products …

Insurance Policy Led by Catlin, XL Gives Cash Boost to German Soccer Team

A rare insurance deal gave Borussia Dortmund, Germany’s only publicly traded soccer club, a financial boost even as the team had its worst performance in the Bundesliga championship in seven years. Dortmund finished seventh in the league, failing to qualify for Europe’s …

XL Group Posts Q2, 1st HY Earnings; Boosted by Catlin Acquisition

XL Group’s second quarter report showed a net decrease in operating income to $245.8, compared to $279.6 million in Q2 2014. For the first half of 2015 XL reported operating earnings of $440 million, down from $518 million in 2014. …

XL Appoints Citigroup Veteran McQuade as Chairman After Catlin Acquisition

XL Group plc, the insurer that acquired Catlin Group Ltd., named Citigroup Inc. veteran Eugene McQuade as chairman as the company prepares for increased regulatory scrutiny. McQuade, a director since 2004, replaces Robert Glauber, who had been chairman since 2009 …

XL Looks to Illiquid Securities, Infrastructure to Boost Yields: McGavick

XL Group plc Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick said the insurer is looking to illiquid securities and infrastructure investments to boost portfolio yields squeezed by interest rates that are near record lows. “We can get a little bit into the …

XL Reports Q1 Operating Net Income of $194.4M, Combined Ratio at 88.9%

Dublin-based XL Group plc reported first quarter operating net income of $194.4 million, or $0.75 per share, for the first quarter on a fully diluted basis, down from $238.6 million, or $0.85 per share, for the same period in 2014. …

XL CEO: ‘Reinsurance Sector Littered With Roadkill’, Playing High Stakes Game

XL Group plc Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick said that while he shuns casinos unless he’s with his mother-in-law, he’s felt lately like he was sitting at a “high stakes table” as he made insurance deals. McGavick announced a plan …

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 …