Stephen Catlin News

Pandemic Reinsurance Solution Gains Wide Support from UK Re/Insurance Industry

UK insurance executives have taken another step toward developing a public-private risk-financing mechanism for future pandemics with the creation of work streams to take the idea from the drawing board to an operating company. So-called “Pandemic Re,” which was first …

UK Insurance Industry Leaders Form Steering Group to Propose Pandemic Response, Chaired by Catlin

UK Insurance industry leaders have combined to form a steering group, which will work with terrorism reinsurer Pool Re, with the primary objective to ensure that, working alongside the industry to support customers and communities in the current crisis, the …

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 …

AXA’s Duverne Named Chairman of Insurance Development Forum, Replacing Catlin

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) announced the appointment of Denis Duverne as chair of its Steering Committee, succeeding Stephen Catlin, effective Sept. 11, 2018. The IDF is a public-private partnership, led by a senior insurance industry executive and supported by …

Insurance Protection Gap Is Growing Global Problem; Swiss Re, RenRe & WTW Comment

The insurance protection gap. It’s a phrase that will be increasingly heard over the coming years – because it is getting bigger. The protection gap is the difference between insured losses and economic losses, or uninsured losses. The protection gap …

Key to Good Leadership: Honest Self-Appraisal – Part 2, Catlin Interview

Second of Two Articles Good leadership is essential if the industry is going to successfully navigate the challenges ahead, Stephen Catlin told Insurance Journal during a recent interview, as he looked back at lessons he’s learned during his 40-year journey …

Industry Relevance and Expertise ‘Ours to Lose:’ Catlin

First of Two Articles After 44 years in the insurance business, Stephen Catlin is retiring at the end of 2017. While he’ll be retiring from his role as executive deputy chairman of XL Group, he emphasizes that he won’t be …

Catlin to Retire as XL Group’s Executive Deputy Chairman

XL Group, the corporate parent of XL Catlin, said that Stephen Catlin will be retiring as executive deputy chairman at the end of 2017. Catlin sold his eponymously-named Bermuda specialty insurer and reinsurer to XL Group in 2015 for $3.9 …