Neon News

Venture Capital Firm, Beat Capital, to Merge with Insurer Investment Vehicle Paraline UK

Venture capital firm Beat Capital Partners and insurance investment vehicle Paraline UK announced they plan to merge – in a move that is designed “to enhance and further build Beat’s platform to support independent underwriting businesses.” As a result of …

Neon Launches Copenhagen-Based Marine Business, Orca

Neon announced the launch of Orca Insurance Agency, a Lloyd’s approved coverholder which will underwrite Nordic marine business on behalf of Neon Syndicate 2468. Headquartered in Copenhagen and led by CEO Lars Hendriksen, Orca will offer insurance products, risk consultancy …

Neon Names Ascot’s Butt as Group Underwriting Director

Specialty insurer Neon announced that Theo Butt will be joining the company in September in the newly-created role of group underwriting director for Neon Holdings Limited. Butt joins Neon from Ascot Underwriting where he has worked since 2006, leading property …

Neon Launches First ILS Vehicle in UK, NCM Re

Neon announced it has launched the first ILS vehicle in the UK, NCM Re (UK PCC) Ltd., and raised third party capital to support the UK’s first ILS transaction. NCM Re is the first UK-domiciled protected cell company, which utilizes …

Neon Enters Reinsurance Run-Off Agreement for Syndicate 2468’s 2015 & Prior Years

Neon announced it has entered into a reinsurance to close (RITC) agreement for Syndicate 2468’s 2015 and prior years of account. The agreement was formed with StarStone, a global specialty insurer and subsidiary of Enstar Group Ltd. The transaction provides …

Neon Names Heppell from MS Amlin as CFO

Neon has announced the appointment of Richard Heppell as chief financial officer, effective Nov. 20. Most recently CFO at MS Amlin, Heppell oversaw the complex integration of the Amlin and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Lloyd’s syndicates, having previously been finance director …

MGA Chord Re Launches as Specialty Reinsurer, Writing on Behalf of Neon

Chord Re, a new underwriting vehicle established by Stefan Long, formerly head of Aspen Re London, has launched operations on Nov. 6. Chord Re expects to both structure and lead programs in specialist classes and will initially underwrite on behalf …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

Neon Taps Boorman from Probitas Syndicate 1492 as Head of Financial Lines

Neon has appointed Charles Boorman as head of Financial Lines and Ian West as director of Major Client Relations. Boorman brings 25 years of experience in the industry, most recently at Probitas Syndicate 1492 as head of Financial Lines. Prior …

Neon Appoints Argo’s Gibson as Reinsurance & Alternative Capital Director

Neon announced it has hired Mark Gibson as Reinsurance and Alternative Capital director, reporting to Managing Director Ian Martin. Gibson is responsible for developing Neon’s outwards reinsurance program and third party capital strategy. With 30 years’ experience in the sector, …