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Bob Forness named Chairman and CEO of Multi-Strat Re

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Bob Forness has been named Chairman and CEO of Multi-Strat Re Ltd., a Special Purpose Insurer licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Multi-Strat Re functions as the master reinsurer for its Participating Reinsurers, each of which is a standalone Class 3A Insurer licensed in Bermuda and sponsored by an asset manager who manages all of the investable assets of the given Participating Reinsurer that he or she has sponsored.

What Multi-Strat Re does Multi-Strat Re offers structured, low volatility reinsurance contracts covering high frequency, low severity risks from captive insurers, privately-held insurers, and insurers and reinsurers under regulatory or ratings stress. These covers permit the cedants to transfer, shift, and redistribute risk and to redeploy capital more productively or obtain surplus relief.

Multi-Strat Re then reallocates its premiums to its Participating Reinsurers and the asset managers get to invest its Participating Reinsurer’s equity capital and its share of those premiums. According to Forness, "Our pipeline of sponsors is very strong, and we expect our aggregate capital to comparable to number of publicly traded reinsurers by the end of 2015. However, since Multi-Strat Re secures all of its obligations with letters of credit from highly rated banks, it does not need a large balance sheet in order to be competitive from inception&quo......................

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