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Underwriting Platform elseco Agrees to Buy MGA, Selected Renewal Rights from StarStone

Specialty underwriting platform elseco has entered into an agreement with global specialty insurer StarStone to acquire its managing general agent, Malakite Underwriting Partners Ltd., and the renewal rights to StarStone’s Zurich-based airlines & products portfolio. Under a new strategic partnership …

Specialty Insurer StarStone Taps Hendrickson from Validus as CEO, Replacing Smith

StarStone, the London-based specialty insurer, announced the appointment of John Hendrickson as group chief executive officer of StarStone Group, with immediate effect. He succeeds Demian Smith, who resigned in September 2018 after eight years of service. Hendrickson joins with over …

StarStone Launches Casualty Consortium for Australia, New Zealand Markets

StarStone, the global specialty insurer, has launched a casualty consortium targeted at the Australian and New Zealand markets. The consortium is led by StarStone’s Mark Hunt and has begun underwriting business. StarStone’s Lloyd’s coverholder in Australia – StarStone Underwriting Australia …

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 …

XL Catlin’s O’Malley Moves to StarStone to Lead Cargo Unit in London

Global specialty insurer StarStone has appointed Rod O’Malley as of head of cargo in London. O’Malley is joining StarStone in from XL Catlin, where he most recently served as head of the UK cargo team and senior class underwriter. He …

StarStone Partners with Dubai-Based MGA; Swiss Re’s Hussey Appointed

StarStone, the global specialty insurer and subsidiary of Enstar Group Ltd., announced a joint venture partnership with Malakite Underwriting Partners Ltd., a managing general agent in Dubai, subject to regulatory approval. Led by managing partner Giles Hussey, Malakite will target …

Enstar Launches Bermuda Specialty Reinsurer KaylaRe; Packer Appointed CEO

Enstar Group Ltd. has launched KaylaRe Ltd., a Bermuda-based Class 4 reinsurer, offering a diversified range of specialty reinsurance to the global insurance market. KaylaRe launches with initial capital of $620 million, backed by a $300 million investment from Enstar; …

StarStone, Subsidiary of Enstar, Creates Australian Underwriting Hub

StarStone, the global specialty insurer and subsidiary of Enstar Group Ltd., announced the creation of an underwriting capability in Australia. The new hub will operate alongside Enstar’s existing Australian operation, subject to regulatory approval. StarStone Australia will be led by …