Sirius Group News

New Sirius U.S. Excess & Surplus Unit Begins Writing Environmental Business

Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd. announced its new U.S.-based excess & surplus lines (E&S) platform, called Sirius Specialty Insurance Co. (SSIC), will begin underwriting business produced by the company’s Environmental Division, effective Jan. 1, 2021 Earlier this year, Sirius Group …

Third Point Re and Sirius Group Get Shareholder Nod for $788M Merger

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. and Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd. announced that their respective shareholders have voted to approve the merger of the two companies. Specialty reinsurer Third Point Re, and Sirius International Insurance Group, a multi-line insurer and reinsuer, …

Formation of More ‘Class of 2020’ Reinsurers Unlikely

The Class of 2020 already has a new member, but it’s not a true startup, the chair of the company said recently. Speaking at the KBW Insurance Conference in early September, Sid Sankaran, chair of Third Point Re, was referring …

Third Point Re and Sirius Group Agree to Merger in Deal Worth $788M

Third Point Reinsurance and Sirius International Insurance Group, a global multi-line insurer and reinsurer, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Third Point Re and Sirius Group to combine in a cash and stock transaction worth $788 million. …

Workers’ Compensation Insurtech Pie Raises $127 Million With Plan to Acquire Carriers

Workers’ compensation provider Pie Insurance announced the closing of $127 million in new financing and capital commitments. Gallatin Point Capital joined the insurtech’s current investors in the capital raise, including Greycroft, SVB Capital, Aspect Ventures, Elefund, and Sirius International Insurance …

Fitch Revises Rating Watch on Sirius to ‘Evolving’ on Uncertainties over Planned Sale

Fitch Ratings has revised the rating watch to evolving from negative on all ratings for Sirius International Group, Ltd. and its operating subsidiaries, including its ‘A-‘ (Strong) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating, its ‘BBB’ Long-Term Issuer Default rating (IDR), and …

Sirius International Launches Formal Process to Find a Buyer

Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. (Sirius Group) announced it has launched a formal process to sell the company after a strategic review. The company said it has approved the launch of a sales process, after reviewing multiple expressions of interest …

Sirius Expands Facultative Cover, Tapping Underwriters from Asia Capital Re

Bermuda-based Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd. announced it is expanding its facultative product offerings in the Asian region to better service its clients, beginning in early 2020. Through its office in Singapore, Sirius Group will onboard a team of key …

Sirius Names Business Leaders, Forms Global Management Committee, to Unify Group

Sirius Group announced enhancements to unify its global operating structure, which includes the promotions of key leaders to head its business segments. These leaders are responsible for supporting long-term business objectives, coordinating global client relationships and exposures and driving key …

Sirius Int’l Is Insulated from Liquidity Issues at Chinese Parent Firm CMIG: S&P

Reported liquidity issues at China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG), the ultimate owner of Sirius International Group, will not affect Sirius Group’s creditworthiness, said a bulletin issued by S&P Global Ratings. S&P said its rating for Sirius Group continues to be …