StarStone News

Core Specialty Adds Tokio Marine’s Jacobs to E&O, Professional Liability Team

Cincinnati-based Core Specialty Insurance Holdings reported that Jeff Jacobs has joined as senior vice president, head of Errors and Omissions Professional Liability. Jacobs has 30 years of insurance sector experience leading professional liability, management liability and other commercial property and …

Applied Underwriters Forms EU Subsidiary for Specialty Business in Europe, Middle East

Omaha-based insurer Applied Underwriters Inc. announced it has formed Applied Financial Lines Ltd., a new European subsidiary, which will operate from Paris and Cologne. The new company will underwrite several specialty lines, including professional indemnity and directors and officers, in …

New Insurance Group Inigo Gets Approval from Lloyd’s to Start Underwriting in January

Inigo Ltd., the new London insurance group that has raised $800m in start-up capital from a group of blue chip global investors, announced that it has received approval in principle from the Corporation of Lloyd’s and will start underwriting for …

Praedicat Develops Insurance Tool for COVID-19 Liability

Praedicat, the Los Angeles-based liability emerging risk modeling firm, has developed an insurance tool for the casualty insurance market, which allows insurers to track exposures, establish reserves, and manage aggregations in the face of this generation’s largest emerging risk, the …

New Insurance Group Inigo Raises $800M of Capital; Founded by Former Hiscox Execs

Inigo Ltd., a new London-based insurance group, announced it has completed a capital raise of approximately $800 million from a consortium of global investors, comprising (among others) funds controlled by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Enstar, J.C. …

Enstar to Sell Starstone’s Lloyd’s Managing Agency to New Re/Insurance Venture Inigo

Enstar Group Ltd. and Stone Point Capital LLC announced they have signed definitive agreements to sell StarStone Underwriting Ltd. (SUL), the Lloyd’s managing agency, together with the right to operate Lloyd’s Syndicate 1301, to Inigo Ltd., a new specialty re/insurance …

The Class of 2020: Capital Raising for Existing Firms or Insurance Startups?

Even though accelerating hard market conditions may seem ideal for a growing crop of professionals with designs on starting up insurance and reinsurance companies, garnering AM Best ratings still won’t be easy for newbies. Capital is coming into the industry …

AM Best Reviews Credit Ratings of Enstar’s StarStone After Announced Capital Raise

AM Best has placed under review with negative implications the credit ratings of StarStone Insurance Bermuda and its subsidiaries as a result of the recent announcement by parent company, Enstar Group Ltd., that it was boosting the capital of StarStone …

Enstar Boosts Capital of StarStone U.S. by $610M with Noonan, Consolino as Execs

Enstar Group Ltd. announced it has increased the capitalization of its specialty property/casualty insurance subsidiary StarStone U.S. Holdings Inc., by $630 million. Three private equity investors have committed $610 million in new equity capital which, together with the rollover of …

Insurtech-Driven MGA, Agile, Appointed as StarStone Partner in Australasia

Agile Underwriting Services Pty Ltd., the insurtech-driven managing general agency (MGA) and Lloyd’s coverholder, announced it has been appointed as a representative agent for global specialty insurer, StarStone, in Australia and New Zealand. Agile has been a strategic partner since …