Enstar News

CNA Transfers $690M of Excess Workers’ Compensation Business to Enstar Subsidiary

Commercial lines insurer CNA Financial Corp. and Enstar on Dec. 30, 2020 said they had reached an agreement to have a subsidiary of Enstar reinsure a legacy portfolio of excess workers’ compensation policies, representing $690 million in prior-year loss reserves. …

The Class of 2020: Capital Raising for Existing Firms or Insurance Startups?

Even though accelerating hard market conditions may seem ideal for a growing crop of professionals with designs on starting up insurance and reinsurance companies, garnering AM Best ratings still won’t be easy for newbies. Capital is coming into the industry …

Specialty Insurer StarStone Taps Hendrickson from Validus as CEO, Replacing Smith

StarStone, the London-based specialty insurer, announced the appointment of John Hendrickson as group chief executive officer of StarStone Group, with immediate effect. He succeeds Demian Smith, who resigned in September 2018 after eight years of service. Hendrickson joins with over …

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; …

StarStone, Subsidiary of Enstar, Creates Australian Underwriting Hub

StarStone, the global specialty insurer and subsidiary of Enstar Group Ltd., announced the creation of an underwriting capability in Australia. The new hub will operate alongside Enstar’s existing Australian operation, subject to regulatory approval. StarStone Australia will be led by …

Allianz Transfers $1.1B of Policy Obligations to Reinsurer Enstar, Limiting US Risks

Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, struck a deal to limit risks in the U.S. by transferring policy obligations to reinsurer Enstar Group Ltd. Enstar will assume net reinsurance reserves of about $1.1 billion and cover half of a book of …

UBS Hedge Fund to Manage Money for Bermuda Reinsurer Launched by Enstar

UBS O’Connor LLC, the $6 billion hedge-fund unit within Switzerland’s biggest bank, will manage money for a new Bermuda-based reinsurance company formed by insurer Enstar Group Ltd. Aligned Re Ltd. is expected to be funded by third-party capital along with …

Run-Off Specialist Enstar Buying Torus Insurance to Expand Into Direct Sales

Bermuda-based Enstar Group Ltd., a firm that typically acquires and manages insurance and reinsurance companies in run-off and portfolios of insurance and reinsurance business in run-off, has agreed to buy Torus Insurance Holdings Ltd. for $692 million to expand into …