Welcome to Run Off & Restructuring, the resource for those working in or providing services to the fast growing insurance run-off sector. Run Off & Restructuring covers a whole range of issues of interest to professionals in the discontinued business market, including run-off managers, claims and reinsurance recovery specialists, lawyers, accountants, insolvency practitioners, consultants and IT specialists.

We are no longer publishing the quarterly Run Off & Restructuring magazine. We continue to publish the annual Yearbook & Directory in print and online.



R&Q acquires USA Swimming captive 

R&Q has completed its acquisition of United States Sports Insurance Company, LLC (USSIC), a wholly owned captive insurer of USA Swimming, Inc. USSIC was incorporated originally under the laws of Barbados in 1988 and was re-domiciled in Washington DC on 31 December 2014. The company reinsured a US insurance company which READ MORE

PRA issues papers on solvency and reserving

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has released four publications relevant to the general insurance sector:

CP32/16 Dealing with a market turning event in the general insurance sector. In this consultation paper (CP), the PRA sets out a draft supervisory statement on its expectations of general insurance firms READ MORE

Catalina publishes 2015 results

Catalina's first published results show a 47 per cent rise in net income pre tax to $64.7 million for 2015 (2014: $43.9 million). Net income rose 32 per cent to $57.2 million (2014: $43.3 million), representing a 14.3 per cent return on average net tangible assets. READ MORE

More restructuring in Europe

The high levels of activity seen in the European run-off market over the past 12 months show no signs of slowing; 77 per cent of respondents to PwC’s 10th annual Survey of Discontinued Insurance Business in Europe say they expect to engage in exit or restructuring activity by 2019.

Sales of legacy liabilities to specialist run-off acquirers and group restructurings through business transfers (UK Part VII transfers and European equivalents) will be the key tools deployed; 81 per cent of respondents predict that READ MORE


Fraudulent devices and collateral lies

Versloot Dredging BV & Anor v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG & Ors [2016] UKSC 45 ('Versloot Dredging')

Stephen CarterThe Sun reported this Supreme Court decision as a 'shock judgment' under the headline 'Insurance premiums set to rocket after Judge rules it’s OK to LIE on your claims'. The Director of Insurance Policy at the Association of British Insurers commented that the decision 'flies in the face' of work by the industry and government to crack down on fraudsters.

Stephen Carter, partner with Carter Perry Bailey LLP, says it is an important and controversial judgment which reversed the law as it had developed, so that the use of 'fraudulent devices' in support of otherwise valid claims no longer falls under the fraudulent claims rule. READ MORE


IRLA Congress report 2016

The 2016 IRLA Congress got off to a good start with a look at the ‘year that was’ which provided a variety of observations from an industry-wide panel. Leslie Fenton of PwC in the US said she had seen a ‘healthy focus on core competence’ within US insurance companies which had led to an increase in carve out deals of parts of businesses. However, she said this had attracted a number of companies – particularly from Asia – with little or no knowledge in the market buying up business. She drew gasps from the audience when she said that READ MORE

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Inside the Yearbook & Directory 2016:

Flexibility rules in the new normal
A new regulatory climate in the wake of the financial crisis means the legacy insurance market faces new challenges – but also new opportunities. Alan Augustin and Andrew Ward of PricewaterhouseCoopers analyse the new legacy landscape

Run-off after Solvency II
What next now Solvency II has arrived? Arndt Gossmann of DARAG reflects on the major opportunities ahead for legacy practitioners in Continental Europe

Legacy attracts new investors
There is a steadily growing interest in legacy business, spawning more buyers backed by a wider range of financing. Barbara Hadley reports

Secrets of a successful liquidation
The final winding up of the Legion Insurance Company last year represents a major run-off triumph say Gregg Frederick and Mike Palmer

The Insurance Act 2015 and the run-off market
All insurance and reinsurance contracts entered into from August this year will be subject to the Insurance Act 2015. David Kendall of Cooley (UK) LLP looks at the impact and implications for the legacy sector

Transfers bring new options for US market
Kevin Gill and Luann Petrellis reflect on how the Rhode Island Insurance Business Transfer initiative could emulate the success of the UK’s Part VII process

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Guide to Part VII Transfers
new edition

Part7FCThe Part VII transfer continues to be one of the most popular tools for insurance business transfers in the UK.

This newly revised e-book gives an up to date review of the Part VII process, including current legislation and regulation, court procedures and decisions, implementation issues, and the role of the independent expert. It also includes details of completed Part VII transfers since 2002 as well as recent case studies.

Available now as a PDF, price £95.

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asbestos book cover

Asbestos is not just a problem of the past, nor is there an identifiable point in the future by which we can stop worrying about its legacy.

Hard copy with free PDF £39.99 
PDF format only £14.99

"A wide ranging and well informed piece of work which covers virtually everything you need to know about the risks still to come from asbestos claims on the insurance market"
John Winter, Ruxley Ventures

This special report pulls together the historical background as to how this mineral came to be so widely used; the medical view of asbestos related diseases and their treatment; the current patterns of consumption that indicate where future claims may come from; and current practice for dealing with asbestos in the built environment.

Full list of contents, sample pages and details of how to order click here


Fracking - Risks and Rewards

A special report from Run Off & Restructuring

Fracking FCA game-changing energy revolution or a risk-filled dash for gas? Fracking, the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing to extract shale gas, has become one of the most divisive issues of the 21st century.

Fracking: Risks & Rewards takes a detailed look at the issues and hype surrounding the fracking industry. What does hydraulic fracturing really involve and what are the risks arising from shale gas exploitation? Are the proposed economic benefits realistic? What regulations apply to fracking activities and are they sufficiently stringent? Who is responsible and who will pay in the event of an accident?

Hard copy with free PDF £39.99 
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