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Hedge Fund Collects $3 Billion in Bet on Wildfire Insurance Claims

Baupost Group, the hedge fund run by Seth Klarman, received more than $3 billion in July from its bet on insurance claims against PG&E Corp. connected to a series of deadly California wildfires, according to people with knowledge of the …

Greenlight Re Reports Q1 Net Income of $28.7M in 1st Profit Since 2014

Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. posted a quarterly profit for the first time since 2014 on a rebound in the reinsurer’s investment portfolio, which is overseen by hedge fund manager David Einhorn. Net income of $28.7 million in the three months …

Hedge Fund Managers Benefit from Fee-Paying Reinsurer Units

Stock pops or stock drops, there’s always been at least one winner when it comes to Daniel Loeb’s reinsurance company: Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund. Loeb’s Bermuda-based Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. paid $98.8 million since 2013 to the entities that manage …

Third Point Re Reports 2015 Net Loss of $87.4M on Poor Investment Returns

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., which counts on Dan Loeb to oversee investments, swung to a profit in the fourth-quarter as the hedge fund manager’s results improved before a January slump. Net income was $42.2 million, or 39 cents a share, …

Bermuda’s Validus Reports 2015 Net Income of $374.9M, vs. $480M in 2014

Bermuda-based Validus Holdings Ltd. reported net income available to Validus of $69.0 million, or $0.81 per diluted common share, for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to $125.9 million, or $1.38 per diluted common share, for the same …

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 …

Einhorn’s Greenlight Re May Gain $30.4M From China’s Currency Devaluation

With U.S. equities declining in the wake of China’s currency devaluation, hedge fund manager David Einhorn may be one of the few stock pickers to get a direct boost from the yuan’s sudden decline. Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., an insurer …

Third Point Re Reports Q2 Net Income of $15.7M, 49.9% Decline From 2014

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., headquartered in Bermuda, reported net income of $15.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared with net income of $31.3 million, or $0.29 per diluted common share, for the …

Timeline: Sweetened AXIS Bid Brings Battle for PartnerRe to Boiling Point

The tussle between AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. and EXOR SpA for control of Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe Ltd. could be drawing to a close after a bidding war that began four months ago. AXIS and PartnerRe improved the terms of their …

Hedge Fund Sandell Criticizes PartnerRe for Shunning $6.8B EXOR Offer

Sandell Asset Management Corp., the activist hedge-fund firm, amplified its criticism of PartnerRe Ltd. for shunning the unsolicited $6.8 billion takeover offer from EXOR SpA that would break up the reinsurer’s planned merger with AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. “We believe …