White Mountains News

White Mountains to Buy 72% Stake in Lloyd’s Insurer Ark for Growth in Hardening Market

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to invest fresh capital in and to acquire a majority interest in Ark Insurance Holdings Ltd., the parent company of Ark Syndicate Management Ltd. With its leading …

Startups Selected for Inaugural InsurTech Acceleration Program in Hartford

Hartford InsurTech Hub, an initiative established in 2017 by Hartford, Conn.-based insurance companies, the city of Hartford and CTNext, has selected the 2018 group of 11 startups that will participate in its inaugural acceleration program, The InsurTech Accelerator. Hartford InsurTech …

Startupbootcamp Launches Insurtech Accelerator in Hartford

Startupbootcamp, a London-based insurance accelerator that focuses on identifying globally-located disruptive and collaborative insurance and technology innovations, has announced the launch of its new InsurTech Accelerator in Hartford, Conn., designed specifically to rapidly scale insurance-focused technology startups. The InsurTech Accelerator, …

Campbell Appointed CFO of White Mountains

Bermuda-based White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. announced that Reid T. Campbell will become its chief financial officer on May 17, 2017. Campbell has served as a managing director of White Mountains Capital Inc. since January 2004 and as the president …

White Mountains Names Rountree as CEO, Replacing Barrette Who Is Retiring

Bermuda-based White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. announced the election of Manning Rountree as chief executive officer, effective immediately, succeeding Ray Barrette, who is retiring. Rountree has also been elected to the company’s board of directors. Barrette also retired as chairman …

Compare.com to Expand Headquarters in Virginia

Compare.com, an auto insurance comparison website, said it will expand its Glen Allen, Virginia, headquarters and move into a larger office to accommodate its continued growth. The new headquarters office on 140 East Shore Drive will feature 26,000 square feet …

White Mountains Closes $2.6B Sale of Sirius to China Minsheng Investment

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. completed its $2.6 billion sale of Sirius International Insurance Group to a division of China Minsheng Investment Corp. Ltd., nine months after the deal was first announced.Out of that total, White Mountains used $160 million …

China Minsheng Investment to Acquire White Mountains’ Sirius for $2.2B

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. agreed to sell Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd. for about $2.2 billion to an arm of China Minsheng Investment Corp. The price for the reinsurer will be 127 percent of shareholders’ equity, plus $10 million, …

OneBeacon Explores Sale; China’s Fosun Interested: Sources

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd., a specialty insurer controlled by White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd., is exploring a sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter. OneBeacon has drawn interest from companies including China’s Fosun International Ltd., said the people, …

White Mountains Offers $308 Million for IDB Stake in Clal

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. offered to pay 1.1 billion shekels ($308 million) for IDB Development Corp.’s 55 percent interest in Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd. The offer will expire unless accepted by 5 p.m. today in Tel Aviv, White …