News relating to the Bermuda and international insurance and reinsurance industry.
Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) chairman Gerald Simons has now retired following nine years on the board, including six as chair.
Bermuda-based specialty re/insurer Argo Group has made a preliminary pre-tax catastrophe loss estimate for the three-month period ended December 31, 2018 of $32 million, primarily relating to Hurricane Michael and the California wildfires.
AlphaCat Managers, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager subsidiary of AIG, has completed an ILS transaction with Ledger Capital Markets, the MGA entity of insurtech and ILS startup Ledger Investing.
Bermuda-based Maiden Holdings sold its European automotive group to Allianz Partners, as part of its strategic review announced in 2018.
Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings, a Bermuda-based collateralised reinsurance provider and subsidiary of Sompo International, has updated its fourth quarter catastrophe loss impact to $30 million, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums.
AXIS Capital Holdings has appointed Keith Schlosser as chief information officer (CIO).
New York-based mutual fund firm Rational Funds aims to bring the benefits of insurance-linked securities (ILS) to the mutual fund market with the launch of Context Insurance Linked Income Fund (ILSIX).
Hiscox Re, along with Japanese re/insurance group MS&AD, have invested in AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of re/insurance risk.
Argo Group's European subsidiary ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni has partnered with Italian insurance broker Axieme to provide on-demand insurance for temporary and short-term workers in Italy.
Investors that purchased Markel Corporation securities between July 26, 2017 and December 6, 2018, have filed a class action lawsuit against the re/insurance holding company, alleging they were misled regarding the company's financial condition.