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Basel III, Solvency II to 'create opportunities that we may never see again in our lifetime' - London Roundtable

Monday, July 30, 2012

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

The dislocations that are going to take place over the next ten years in banking and insurance are going to create opportunities that we may never see again in our lifetime, apparently. And some are coming into the arena, seeing those opportunities and seizing them.

More hedge funds going into reinsurance

Hedge funds have had a finger in the reinsurance business for a while. But as three big names have moved into it recently, this may herald a wider strategy trend.

Steve Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP launched this month a Bermuda reinsurance company, called SAC Re Ltd., whose assets will be managed by the hedge-fund firm.

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiary Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd commenced operations in January 2012. Along with three private equity investors, Third Point LLC’s CEO Daniel Loeb invested $75m in TP Re’s initial capitalization.

And Paulson & co provided......................

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