R&Q completes another US LPT
Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has written a loss portfolio transfer reinsurance contract to cover the livery, trucking, and contractors’ liability programmes issued between 2007 and 2015 by a California based insurance group. As part of the transaction, R&Q will assume the claims handling responsibilities for the carrier. The estimated undiscounted liabilities assumed are around $43 million. R&Q worked in conjunction with Willis Re on this transaction. READ MORE
R&Q completes loss portfolio transfer
Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has written a loss portfolio transfer (LPT) reinsurance contract to assume a bonds portfolio issued by a US Fortune 500 insurance group. The estimated undiscounted liabilities assumed are around $46.5 million. R&Q worked with Guy Carpenter on the transaction. READ MORE
Compre acquires Irish captive
Compre has agreed to acquire Equinox CA Europe, a captive insurer of global engineering and construction conglomerate SNC-Lavalin. Based in Ireland, Equinox insured the activities of SNC-Lavalin’s business in France from 2008 until December 2015 when the subsidiary was sold. The acquisition is Compre’s first in Ireland and its first captive. Completion is subject to regulatory approval from the Central Bank of Ireland.
Abuse, asbestos and Brexit – IRLA Congress report 2017
Another sell-out year for the IRLA Congress in Brighton – an event which proved to be highly productive and thought-provoking.
A panel discussion on UK legacy and long tail claims examined what market practitioners viewed as the most troublesome and worrying trends now, and going forward. Abuse claims were seen as something to watch – particularly in the wake of the Northern Ireland inquiry which has suggested that the remit of READ MORE
Asbestos claims near peak but plenty more to come – Clyde Global Legacy Claims Conference 2017
UK asbestos claims will continue long into the future despite reaching a plateau on the bell curve. In the US asbestos plaintiff lawyers are moving on to talc and lung cancer claims while in the developing world asbestos use is still rife. Attendees at Clyde & Co's Legacy Claims Conference 2017 heard some familiar laments, chiefly that asbestos is still 'the new asbestos' but there was also some good news on advances in medical treatment. READ MORE
The Run Off & Restructuring Yearbook & Directory
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Finality Mechanisms - Exit deals of 2016
US Legacy Options - One size does not fit all
Training & Education - Learning about legacy
Claims Management - A European view of run-off claims
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US legacy options
One size does not fit all
Andrew Rothseid, of RunOff Re.Solve LLC, explores the diverse and evolving options for legal and financial finality of US legacy risks
A combination of new legislation, implementing regulations and innovative application are coming together to broaden the opportunities for accelerated closure of US-domiciled legacy liabilities and the invaluable capital this would release. What has changed and what are the key issues to consider when weighing up the evolving options? The available options are diverse. No one jurisdiction provides a single answer for all types of exposures. As a result, carriers seeking to implement these solutions must weigh up the attributes of all, rather than focusing solely on one. READ MORE
Rhode Island IBT set to drive US restructuring
Managers of US run-off business are focused on finality and ready to take up new tools for restructuring in order to achieve it, says the first survey of the US run-off market conducted by AIRROC and Ernst & Young (EY). A majority (73 per cent) expect it will take ten years or more for them to achieve finality but they are ready to consider new approaches, including the possibilities offered by the Rhode Island Insurance Business Transfer (IBT) legislation. Many respondents view that regulation as the most significant development impacting the US run-off market over the next three to five years. The maturation of the UK market is also felt likely to drive some acquisitions of US-based run-off portfolios. READ MORE
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Fracking - Risks and Rewards
A 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?
With a major class action lawsuit being lodged in Oklahoma against five energy companies for fracking induced earthquake damage, and now over 250 anti-fracking groups fighting against the anticipated fracking boom in the UK, the explosion of fracking insurance claims looms closer.
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