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Rapid Cyber Premium Growth by Fairfax, Tokio Marine Increased Share of Market

The top cyber insurance carriers in 2021 shifted to include Fairfax Financial Holdings and Tokio Marine U.S. as the marketplace grew 74% to over $4.8 billion, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. Overall, the top cyber insurance underwriters are …

People Moves: Fairfax Financial Promotes Clarke to President; AXA XL Names Lee as Head of Claims, Canada; Zurich’s Price Joins SiriusPoint as Head of Travel A&H

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Fairfax Financial Holdings, AXA XL and SiriusPoint Ltd. A summary of these new hires follows here. Fairfax Financial Holdings Promotes Clarke to President Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has appointed Peter Clarke …

Fairfax Completes Sale of Stake in Subsidiary Odyssey Group for US$900M

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. announced the completion of the previously announced sale of a minority stake in Fairfax’s subsidiary, Odyssey Group Holdings for an aggregate cash price of US$900 million. An affiliate of CPPIB Credit Investments Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary …

CEO Watsa Buys US$149M of ‘Ridiculously Cheap’ Fairfax Shares

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. announced that Prem Watsa, its chair and CEO, has purchased in the market 482,600 subordinate voting shares of Fairfax for a cost of approximately US$148.95 million. “At our AGM and on our first quarter earnings release …

UK Insurer Brit and Google Collaborate to Launch 1st Fully Digital Lloyd’s Syndicate

Brit Ltd. announced plans to launch Ki, the first fully digital and algorithmically driven Lloyd’s syndicate, in collaboration with Google Cloud. Launching in 2021, Ki will be a “follow-only” syndicate, aiming to significantly reduce the amount of time and effort …

Fairfax Financial Appoints Allen as CFO

Fairfax Financial Holdings announced that Jennifer Allen has been appointed chief financial officer. John Varnell, who was previously serving as interim chief financial officer of Fairfax, will continue serving as vice president, Corporate Development of Fairfax. Varnell stepped in as …

Fairfax Announces Death of CFO Bonham; Varnell Named Interim CFO

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. announced that, David Bonham, vice president and chief financial officer of Fairfax, died suddenly this past weekend. “The entire Fairfax family mourns the sudden and unexpected loss of our dear friend and partner, Dave Bonham,” said …

Fairfax Financial Sells Singapore Insurer to Mitsui Sumitomo for $1.6B

Fairfax Financial Holdings said it has successfully sold a Singapore insurer to Japan’s Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. for US$1.6 billion.The deal between the Toronto, Canada-based P/C insurance, reinsurance and investment management holding company, and Mitsui Sumitomo involves the sale of …

Mitsui Sumitomo Buys Singapore’s First Capital Insurance from Fairfax for $1.6B

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company (MSI) is acquiring Singapore’s First Capital Insurance for $1.6 billion from Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings, in the biggest takeover by a Japanese insurer in populous Southeast Asia – a key target region for global players. Starved …

S&P Lowers Ratings of Allied World After Acquisition by Fairfax; Outlook Stable

S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term counterparty credit and senior debt ratings on Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings AG to ‘BBB-‘ from ‘BBB+’, following the completion of the company’s acquisition last week by Fairfax Financial Holdings. At the same time, …