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CATCo Reinsurance manager ousts CEO

CATCo Reinsurance manager ousts CEO –  with immediate effect, Anthony Belisle, chief executive officer, and Alissa Fredricks, chief executive officer – Bermuda, are no longer with Markel CATCo (CATCo Reinsurance’s manager) as a consequence of their violation of Markel policies relating to an undisclosed personal relationship.

With effect from 18 January 2019, management and oversight of Markel CATCo will be provided by Jed Rhoads, President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Markel Global Reinsurance, and Andrew “Barney” Barnard, Senior Managing Director, Head of International Property Catastrophe and Retro Reinsurance at Markel Global Reinsurance. The Board also understands that Markel will commence a search for Markel CATCo’s new Chief Executive Officer. Notwithstanding this, the Board intends to keep the Company’s investment management arrangements under review as the transition of Markel CATCo’s management team takes place.

Markel CATCo confirms that the January 2019 portfolio renewal is substantially complete, the 31 December 2018 NAV is progressing in the normal course of business and that the 31 December 2018 year end audit is underway.

The internal review by Markel of Markel CATCo’s loss reserving continues with no conclusions reached at this time.

Jed Rhoads

Jed leads Markel’s treaty and facultative reinsurance business with teams focused on property, casualty, specialty, and public entity risk solutions from offices located in the US, Bermuda, and the UK. He joined Markel in 2013, when Markel acquired Alterra Capital Holdings Limited in Bermuda. Over the course of his career, Jed has held senior positions with Harbor Point Re, Chubb Re Bermuda, Overseas Partners Limited Bermuda, and Stockton Re Limited Bermuda.

Andrew “Barney” Barnard

Barney leads the international property team. His responsibilities include Markel’s catastrophe and retro reinsurance products. He is based in Bermuda. Prior to joining Markel, Barney was Senior Vice President with Alterra Capital Holdings Limited. Barney’s underwriting and business development career has included positions with White Mountains Re, Willis Re, Gerling Global London Market, and Eagle Star Re.

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