Third Point Reinsurance News

AM Best Affirms Ratings of Third Point Re While Revising Outlook to Negative

AM Besthas revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” of Bermuda-based Third Point Reinsurance Co. Ltd. (TPRE) and Third Point Reinsurance …

Third Point Re Names Berkshire Hathaway’s Govrin to U.S. Underwriting Post

David Govrin has been appointed to the position of executive vice president of underwriting for Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. Govrin brings 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to his new role. Prior to joining Third Point Re, …

Third Point Re’s Berger to Step Down as CEO, Succeeded by Bredahl

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. announced that John Berger, chairman and CEO, will be stepping down as CEO effective March 1, 2017. Robert Bredahl, currently president and chief operating officer, will succeed Berger as CEO of Third Point Re on March …

Third Point Re Shuns M&As Because Many Such ‘Marriages’ End in Divorce

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., co-founded by hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb, likened the risk of mergers and acquisitions to picking a spouse without being aware of how much can go wrong. “Just like marriage, in M&A the 20 percent that work …

Third Point Re’s Q2 Net Income Rises to $53.4M in Biggest Profit Since 2013

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., the company that counts on hedge fund manager Dan Loeb to oversee investments, posted its biggest profit since 2013 as his portfolio rebounded. Second-quarter net income more than tripled to $53.4 million, or 51 cents a …

Hedge Fund Insurers Struggle in Crowded Market with Poor Investment Results: S&P

Hedge fund firms that set up reinsurance companies will struggle because too many rivals had the same idea and investment results have been disappointing, according to a report from S&P Global Ratings. Money managers entered the reinsurance business to gain …

PaCRe Exit Eased Tax Scrutiny on Offshore Reinsurers: Third Point Re CEO

Dan Loeb’s Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. said scrutiny of the industry’s offshore tax advantage has lessened after hedge fund manager John Paulson closed a venture that stood out as an ” outlier” for its aggressive use of strategies that were …

Oaktree Capital & Egan Cut Ties After Failure to Raise Funds to Form a Reinsurer

Bill Egan, the former Bank of America Corp. banker who was working with Oaktree Capital Group LLC to start a reinsurance venture, has cut ties with the asset manager, according to people familiar with the matter. His exit follows a …

Loeb’s Third Point Re Reports Q1 Loss of $51.1M – 4th Loss in 7 Quarters

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., the company that counts on hedge fund manager Dan Loeb to oversee investments, posted its fourth loss in seven quarters as the portfolio slumped and underwriting was unprofitable. The first-quarter net loss was $51.1 million, or …

Hedge Fund Managers Benefit from Fee-Paying Reinsurer Units

Stock pops or stock drops, there’s always been at least one winner when it comes to Daniel Loeb’s reinsurance company: Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund. Loeb’s Bermuda-based Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. paid $98.8 million since 2013 to the entities that manage …