Ariel Re News

Private Equity Investors Pelican Ventures, J.C. Flowers Complete Ariel Re Deal

Private equity investors Pelican Ventures and J.C. Flowers & Co. have completed their acquisition of Ariel Re from Argo Group. Ariel Re underwrites a global portfolio of reinsurance products in Bermuda, London and Hong Kong through its Lloyd’s platform. Under …

Private Equity Investors Pelican Ventures, J.C. Flowers to Buy Ariel Re from Argo Group

Pelican Ventures and J.C. Flowers & Co., both private equity investors with significant insurance expertise, announced they have agreed to acquire reinsurance franchise Ariel Re from Argo Group for an undisclosed sum. Ariel Re is a global underwriter of property …

U.S. Flood Models Still in Infancy, So Underwriters Must Be ‘Cautious Consumers’

The market for privately written inland flood insurance in the United States is growing rapidly, but flood modeling is still in its infancy. As a result, underwriters need to be aware of the differences that exist among commercial flood models, …

Argo Taps Eccles from Travelers as International Chief Underwriting Officer

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based specialty insurance and reinsurance company, has announced the appointment of Steve Eccles to serve as the chief underwriting officer for its international business, subject to regulatory approval. Eccles will begin in this role …

Argo Group Completes Ariel Re Purchase; Mather Heads Reinsurance Unit

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance, announced that former Ariel Re chief executive officer, Ryan Mather, will serve as Argo’s global head of reinsurance, leading all reinsurance operations. The company’s reinsurance business will …

Argo Group to Acquire Ariel Re for $235M

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Ariel Re, an underwriter of global re/insurance business, for approximately $235 million in cash. The acquisition, which is …

Talbot Underwriting Launches $50M Consortium to Cover NBCR Terrorism

Talbot Underwriting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings Ltd., announced the launch of a Lloyd’s led consortium for nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological (NBCR) terrorism. The facility will allow brokers to fully bind through one underwriter, with Talbot …

Aon Benfield Analytics Releases Lloyd’s Update; 2014 Performance Examined

Aon Benfield Analytics’ Market Analysis team has released its latest Lloyd’s Update report, which assesses the market’s 2014 financial performance and latest developments. Key findings in the report include: The Lloyd’s market began 2015 with 92 active syndicates and slightly …

Ariel Re to Use Xuber Software for Lloyd’s and Bermuda Reinsurance

Xuber, Xchanging’s insurance software business, announced that it has been appointed by P/C reinsurer Ariel Re to provide “the Xuber ‘for Reinsurers solution suite’ for the company’s Lloyd’s and Bermuda businesses.” Xuber said the “six year contract will see the …

Ariel Re Launches Ariel Specialty Insurance Managers

Ariel Specialty will commence underwriting E&S property business on March 1st, 2015, with business being written through wholesale brokers only on a limited appointment basis and on behalf of Ariel’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 1910. The new E&S property underwriting unit underwriting …