Bermuda reinsurers News

Ryan Specialty Group and Nationwide Form Bermuda Reinsurer, Geneva Re

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) and Nationwide announced they have formed a new Bermuda reinsurance company, Geneva Re Ltd. Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Nationwide will own 50 percent of the venture with RSG and RSG-related investors holding the remaining 50 percent. Reinsurance industry …

‘Resilient’ Bermuda Reinsurance Market Copes with U.S. Tax Reform, Catastrophes

Bermuda-based (re)insurers continue to be tested by challenging market conditions, including heightened catastrophic losses and diminishing competitive advantage resulting from U.S. tax reform. However, the Bermuda market “remains resilient given its strong global position, demonstrated underwriting expertise, robust and effective …

Blockchain Innovators Follow Reinsurers to Bermuda ‘Sandbox’

It was the last day of the World Economic Forum in Davos and Wayne Caines, Bermuda’s minister of national security, was about to head home after an exhausting week. But before leaving, he told a group of blockchain enthusiasts, “If …

From Bermuda to Switzerland, Reinsurers Lure Variety of Potential Investors

The $500 billion reinsurance industry is experiencing a flurry of deal talks. One reason: Companies are finally for sale as a rash of natural disasters has depressed valuations and a influx of competitors has made it harder to raise rates. …

Bermuda’s Re/Insurance Model to Be Tested Following U.S. Tax Cuts: Fitch

The Bermuda re/insurance model will be tested following U.S. tax forms and the continuing challenges of competitive market conditions, according to a report by Fitch Ratings. The cut in the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent …

GOP Tax Plan Jeopardizes Bermuda Reinsurer Loophole

U.S. money managers with reinsurance companies in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands could lose a valuable loophole under Republican proposals to overhaul the tax code unveiled on Thursday. The plan includes a 20 percent excise payment on payments from domestic …

Bermuda Can Withstand Trump’s U.S. Tax Plans, Says Premier Dunkley

Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley said the nation will be able to attract businesses even as U.S. President Donald Trump plans to reduce tax rates to help keep companies onshore. “One of the things that I find very comforting about Bermuda …

Enstar Launches Bermuda Specialty Reinsurer KaylaRe; Packer Appointed CEO

Enstar Group Ltd. has launched KaylaRe Ltd., a Bermuda-based Class 4 reinsurer, offering a diversified range of specialty reinsurance to the global insurance market. KaylaRe launches with initial capital of $620 million, backed by a $300 million investment from Enstar; …

Reinsurers May Reassess Cat Exposures When Normal Claims Levels Return: S&P

Most global reinsurers have been able to maintain underwriting discipline despite the ongoing soft market, but there is a danger that their profits could be hit if the current benign period of natural catastrophes returns to normal levels, according to …

Hedge Funds Leery of Moves to Limit U.S. Reinsurance Tax Break

Dan Loeb’s reinsurer cited risks tied to regulation as the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden work to limit what the lawmaker called a “tax loophole” used by hedge fund managers to route investments abroad. Third Point Reinsurance …