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Third Point Re defends ‘real’ reinsurer status

Jenny Messenger 16 March 2015

Third Point Re's chief financial officer has maintained that the vehicle is a "real" insurer rather than a means of enabling hedge funds to benefit from tax advantages, as the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers tightening its guidelines.

Speaking at the Bernstein Financials Summit on 12 March, CFO Chris Coleman said that the vehicle's experienced team of senior underwriters, actuaries and executive management ensured it passed the "reinsurer test".

"Anyone that spent a day in our office would clearly...


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