Sat, Feb 24, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Taussig Capital launches Multi-Strat Re reinsurance platform

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

amb
Joe Taussig
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Zurich–based Taussig Capital is launching a new platform that will give hedge fund managers the opportunity to get into reinsurance. Recent entrants into this area include Daniel Einhorn’s Greenlight Re, and Jonathan Bloomer’s Scottish Re. Before them, Warren Buffet, Louis Bacon, and George Soros have each gone into the reinsurance business. According to Joe Taussig, CEO, Taussig Capital, for hedge fund managers who get into reinsurance, they can expect that their reinsurance company will outperform their funds, significantly increase AuM from sources they could not otherwise access, and secure permanent capital.

Reinsurance differs from insurance in that, rather than taking on the processes and costs of individual transactions, the reinsurance company focuses on the balance sheet, handling the transfer of blocks of risk. "You can’t have a small reinsurer," Taussig explains in an interview with Opalesque. However, for hedge fund managers, who are already familiar with how to handle risk, doing that and getting permanent capital as a return can make for a significant opportunity.

The pioneer managers in this area faced significant start-up hurdles in terms of raising the capital, understanding the business, significant compensation commitments and startup costs with no assurance of success, and nurturing the deal from start to finish. According to Taussig, "we have spent many more days on many more projects t......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Art & Motion launches collectible car alternative investment vehicle[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Luxembourg-based Art & Motion has launched a new investment vehicle dedicated to vintage cars and exceptional high-quality vehicles as this collectible market has grown exponentially the turn of the centu

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Global Sigma captures February's long-vol trade[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Florida-based Global Sigma rode February's volatility to new highs. The firm's AGSF strategy is up +2.8 percent through February 16 and +4.2 percent YTD a

  3. Institutional Investors - Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager, Private credit strategies in stratosphere[more]

    Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager From Bloomberg.com: With volatility back on the radar, one of the Nordic region's biggest asset managers is considering relying a bit more on hedge funds to help oversee his portfolio. Mikko Mursula, the chief investment off

  4. Investing - All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping, Hedge funds pile into Time Warner in bet on merger success[more]

    All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping From Reuters.com: Forced to abandon ship after mistiming their investments five years ago, hedge funds are venturing back in a bid to profit from growing global trade flows. Around 90 percent of traded goods by volume are tran

  5. Investing - Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off, After biggest short, speculators slash bearish US bond bets as supply deluge looms[more]

    Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off From Newsmax.com: A key group of investors has just missed out on the biggest tech-stock rally since 2014. Hedge funds and other large speculators turned net short on Nasdaq 100 Index futures for the first time in 21 months, ac