Paul Brand News

Catlin’s Convex Group Raises Capital of $500 Million

Convex Group Ltd. has secured $500 million in committed preferred equity capital from affiliates of Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm. The investment follows Convex’s recent $1 billion capital raise from a consortium led by Onex and GIC, in …

Specialty Re/Insurer Convex Group Raises $1B in Additional Capital

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Convex Group Ltd. announced it has secured commitments for an additional $1.0 billion of equity capital, subject to the requisite regulatory approvals. Bermuda-based Convex launched in April 2019 with $1.7 billion of initial committed capital. This …

Paskin Named CEO of Convex Re, Bermuda; Butt Named CEO of Convex Insurance UK

Convex Group Ltd., the specialty insurer and reinsurer, announce that Matt Paskin has been appointed as CEO of Convex Re Ltd. (Bermuda) and Theo Butt has been appointed as CEO of Convex Insurance UK Ltd. (London). These appointments are subject …

New Ventures Seize Opportunities as Insurers Cope with Coronavirus Losses

Commercial insurers are facing hefty claims from the coronavirus crisis but are also seeing a steep rise in premiums – tempting companies and industry veterans to raise capital, launch new businesses or expand into new lines. New insurance ventures sprang …

New Specialty Re/Insurer Convex Authorized to Write Excess and Surplus Lines in U.S.

Convex Group, the Bermuda-based international specialty insurer and reinsurer, announces that its UK insurance subsidiary, Convex Insurance UK Ltd., has been added to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Quarterly Listing of Alien Insurers with effect from Oct. 1, …

3 Industry Veterans Relish Fresh Start for Their Latest Legacy-Free Ventures

Although the insurance market is awash with capacity and competition, two new specialty companies—a re/insurer and a broker—formed earlier this year, aiming to create something new and different for their clients. First, well-known industry veterans Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand, …

Industry Veterans Catlin and Brand Launch Specialty Bermuda Re/Insurer Convex Group

Insurance industry veterans Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand announced they have launched an international specialty insurer and reinsurer, Convex Group Ltd. Convex launches with $1.8 billion of initial committed capital and will draw down $1.6 billion to commence business; it …

XL Catlin Appoints Branch as Chief Executive of Insurtech Team, Accelerate

XL Catlin announced the appointment of Vincent Branch as Chief Executive for Accelerate, its new expert team focused on innovation and insurtech. Accelerate is led by XL Catlin’s former chief underwriting officer for Insurance, Paul Brand. Branch joins XL Catlin …

Update: XL Group to Realign P/C Operations with Senior Leadership Team Named

Bermuda-based XL Group Ltd./XL Catlin announced senior role changes in connection with a planned realignment of its property/casualty operating model. All of the new appointments are effective as of Jan. 1, 2017. The new P/C organizational structure will consist of …

XL Catlin Launches Team to Focus on Alternative Risk Transfer Products

XL Catlin’s insurance operations has launched a new team to focus on alternative risk transfer and non-traditional insurance globally. The team, named Structured Risk Solutions (SRS), is a dedicated global underwriting unit charged with providing XL Catlin’s clients with customized …