Loss Portfolio Transfer & Reinsurance Business Transfer with Delvag Versicherungs-AGfrom Randall & Quilter Investment Press Release

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (AIM-RQIH) (“R&Q”), the leading non-life global specialty insurance company focusing on Program Management and Legacy Insurance businesses, is pleased to announce that with the close assistance of Black Forest Reinsurance Consulting (“BFRC”) and the placement broker, Guy Carpenter & Company Gmbh, Munich, it has transacted a Loss Portfolio Transfer of reinsurance business with Delvag Versicherungs-AG, Germany (“Delvag”) an insurance captive fully owned by Lufthansa Group.

The reinsurance is being provided by R&Q’s A.M. Best A- (Excellent) rated carrier in Malta, Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited (“Accredited”).

Further Infos

With this transaction Delvag reaches economic finality of a third-party reinsurance portfolio amounting to circa EUR 22million of reserves that has no active client relationships and that was underwritten from 1969 onwards. Further, this transaction also encompasses the mutual interest to undertake an Insurance Business Transfer of the portfolio to Accredited, subject to regulatory approvals.

 

BFRC's Role

Paul Corver, Group Head of M&A at R&Q explained: “We are delighted to have completed another Loss Portfolio Transfer with the mutual intention to follow on with a Reinsurance Business Transfer from Germany to Malta. We have assumed numerous portfolios of business from across Europe into our rated Maltese platform which provides complete finality to the cedant along with the accompanying cost and capital efficiencies. We are very pleased to have executed this transaction with Delvag. Once again it proves R&Q’s capabilities to utilize its international team to provide full finality legacy solutions across the US and Europe and here in particular in the DACH region.  We look forward to working closely with BFRC to conclude further legacy deals in the near future.”

DELVAG

Andreas Brügel, Director Reinsurance at Delvag explained: “After Delvag’s decision to cease writing third-party reinsurance business after 50 years this portfolio transfer was the logical consequence to free-up Solvency II capital. This fundamentally supports the reinsurance department’s new strategy to concentrate on providing services as a Group captive instead of primarily acting as a third-party business writer. The strategic alignment of Delvag’s Aviation and Marine department remains unaffected by this transaction”

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„I have worked with BFRC – Black Forest ReInsurance Consulting and R&Q and their A- rated EU platform, Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited over the last 12 months successfully on a Loss Portfolio Transfer and a Reinsurance Business Transfer.

Here I found both to be competent and customer centric in their way of finding tailor-made Legacy solutions for Allianz Re’s third party reinsurance business.

I would have no hesitation in recommending BFRC and R&Q to anyone requiring effective Legacy solutions.“

Holger Tewes-Kampelmann
CEO, Allianz Re