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RGA, RenaissanceRe announce formation of global reinsurer

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) and RenaissanceRe have launched Langhorne Re, a global reinsurer targeting large in-force life and annuity blocks.

To date, Langhorne Re has secured $780m of equity capital commitments including investments from RGA and RenaissanceRe. Langhorne Re will combine a strong long-term capital base with underwriting and third-party capital management support from RGA and RenaissanceRe to purchase large in-force life and annuity blocks, allowing clients to de-risk and optimize their capital management.

RGA corporate development and acquisitions executive vice president Scott Cochran said: “We are very pleased to announce the launch of Langhorne Re with our strategic partner, RenaissanceRe.

“Powered by the complementary and industry-leading capabilities of RGA and RenaissanceRe, Langhorne Re is uniquely positioned to provide competitive and flexible solutions that expand RGA’s existing client offerings.”

Renaissance Underwriting Managers president Aditya K. Dutt said: “RenaissanceRe’s experience with managing third party capital and sophisticated risk management combined with RGA’s experience in the life market make this a very attractive partnership.

“As a result, we expect both clients and policyholders will benefit from our long-term approach and track record of capital stewardship.”

Barclays acted as financial advisor and Sidley Austin LLP as legal advisor for Langhorne Re.