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Alterra Establishes Sidecar Reinsurance Vehicle for Additional Cat Capacity

Source: Alterra

Posted on 07 Apr 2011

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Alterra Capital Holdings Limited on Wednesday announced the formation of New Point IV, a sidecar vehicle established to create additional capacity for the property catastrophe collateralized reinsurance marketplace.

New Point IV is being sponsored by Alterra in partnership with Stone Point Capital LLC through its private equity fund, Trident V L.P.

Each of Alterra and Stone Point has committed up to $100 million to capitalize New Point IV.
Marty Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alterra stated: "We are pleased to announce the formation of New Point IV in partnership with

Stone Point. Given the recent series of global catastrophic events, which have had the effect of reducing the capital supporting the international property catastrophe reinsurance market, we believe that this is a very timely addition of capacity."

"We are excited to partner with Alterra on New Point IV. We know the Alterra underwriting team well and admire their track record of strong underwriting discipline and profitability," commented Charles A. Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Stone Point.

John Berger, Alterra's Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Reinsurance added: "Alterra has a history of successfully sponsoring sidecar vehicles and, with the creation of New Point IV, we believe we are well positioned to serve our clients' needs as they seek property catastrophe reinsurance."

About Alterra Capital Holdings Limited

Alterra Capital Holdings Limited is a global enterprise dedicated to providing diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance products to corporations, public entities, and property and casualty insurers.

About Stone Point Capital

Stone Point Capital is a global private equity company with more than twenty years of private equity experience. Stone Point serves as the manager of the

Trident Funds, which have raised more than $9 billion in committed capital to make investments in the financial services sector, and has a long and successful history of sponsoring the formation of insurance and reinsurance businesses.