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January 6, 2014
07:10 EDTAFSI, TWGPAmTrust Financial to acquire renewal rights, assets of Tower Group
AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI) announced it has agreed to acquire the renewal rights and assets of the commercial lines insurance operations of Tower Group International, Ltd (TWGP) in connection with an agreement simultaneously entered into by ACP Re, a privately held Bermuda corporation, and Tower pursuant to which a subsidiary of ACP Re has agreed to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Tower for $3.00 per share and merge with Tower, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. In addition, the company has reached agreement with several Tower subsidiaries to enter into, immediately upon regulatory approval, a 100% quota share reinsurance agreement and provide a cut-through endorsement on most of Tower's Commercial Lines Business in force policies and on new and renewal Commercial Lines Business. AmTrust has also obtained a 10-day option to reinsure, on a prospective basis, not less than 60% of the approximately $290M unearned premium reserve relating to Commercial Lines Business. AmTrust expects to exercise the option and to reinsure, prospectively, most of the business included in the unearned premium reserve. The Cut Through Reinsurance Agreement, when approved, will be effective as of January 1, 2014. The company will pay a 20% ceding commission to Tower on all Tower premium subject to the Cut Through Reinsurance Agreement. Furthermore, concurrent with AmTrust's acquisition of the Commercial Lines Business, National General Holdings Corp., a specialty personal lines property/casualty insurer, agreed to acquire the renewal rights and assets of the personal lines insurance operations of Tower.
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October 31, 2014
12:25 EDTAFSIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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11:40 EDTAFSIAmTrust severs agreement with Trust Risk, Insurance Insider reports
AmTrust seeks to end its relationship with Trust Risk Group, the distributor for its $500M Italian medical malpractice business, Insurance Insider reports. Trust Risk plans on suing AmTrust in the Milan for the $629M in earnings it expects to lose over the 11 remaining years of the agreement, Insurance Insider adds. Reference Link
October 30, 2014
10:55 EDTAFSIOptions with increasing implied volatility: ARCP CZR AFSI BYI
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October 29, 2014
10:46 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial drops 9% after cautious Seeking Alpha article
Shares of AmTrust Financial after down 8% after Seeking Alpha contributor Gotham Investing said the company "exhibits all the traits of prior P&C insurance blow-ups." Gotham put a $0 price target on shares. The stock is down $4.69 to $48.34 in morning trading. Reference Link
10:43 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial mentioned cautiously by Seeking Alpha contributor
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10:00 EDTAFSIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:30 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point
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October 22, 2014
08:53 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial momentum should continue after results, says SunTrust
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05:52 EDTAFSIStocks with implied volatility movement; AFSI DOW
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October 20, 2014
08:36 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial valuation compelling at current levels, says FBR Capital
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