Loeb to Focus on Executing Asset Management Strategy and Recruiting Permanent CEO
HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SiriusPoint Ltd. (“SiriusPoint” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SPNT), an international specialty insurer and reinsurer, has announced that Daniel S. Loebits largest individual shareholder, will join the Board of Directors.
“We are delighted that Dan is joining the Board at this time as the Company continues to focus on serving our clients as a specialized global insurer and reinsurer,” said Sharon Ludlow, Chair of the SiriusPoint Board of Directors. “Dan has a strong track record as an investor and in creating value for shareholders of companies in which he is involved. Our interests in this regard are completely aligned.”
Mr. Loeb is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the asset management firm Third Point LLC. He was the founder of Third Point Re and instrumental in the merger of that company with Sirius Group to create SiriusPoint in 2021. Loeb, who has had Board Observer rights since SiriusPoint was established, will transfer those rights to Joshua L. Targoffa partner at Third Point LLC, who will be leaving the SiriusPoint Board.
“SiriusPoint has significant strategic assets and a strong financial and operating model,” Mr. Loeb said. “The Company now needs to recruit an experienced CEO to focus on disciplined expense management, profitable underwriting and growth strategies, and supporting a prudent investment program. I look forward to working with the Board to ensure we execute on these goals and build value for SiriusPoint’s shareholders.”
SiriusPoint is a global insurer and reinsurer providing solutions to clients and brokers in almost 150 countries. Bermuda-headquartered with offices New York, London, Stockholm and other locations around the world, we are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (SPNT). We have licenses to write Property & Casualty and Accident & Health insurance and reinsurance globally. Our offering and distribution capabilities are strengthened by a portfolio of strategic partnerships with Managing General Agents and technology-driven insurance services companies within our Insurance & Services division. With over $3 billion total capital, SiriusPoint’s operating companies have a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from AM Best, S&P and Fitch. For more information, please visit www.siriuspt.com.
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This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond the Company’s control. The Company cautions you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “plan,” “seek,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” ” anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from the Company’s expectations due to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements are the following: our ability to execute on our strategic transformation, including changing the mix of business between insurance and reinsurance; the impact of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic or other unpredictable catastrophic events including uncertainties with respect to current and future COVID-19 losses across many classes of insurance business and the amount of insurance losses that may ultimately be ceded to the reinsurance market, supply chain issues, labor shortages and related increased costs, changing interest rates, equity market volatility and ongoing business and financial market impacts of COVID-19; the costs, expenses and difficulties of the integration of the operations of Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. (“Sirius Group”); fluctuations in our results of operations; a downgrade or withdrawal of our financial ratings; inadequacy of loss and loss expense reserves, the lack of availability of capital adjustment, and periods characterized by excess underwriting capacity and unfavorable premium rates; the performance of financial markets, impact of inflation, and foreign currency fluctuations; legal restrictions on certain of SiriusPoint’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries’ ability to pay dividends and other distributions to SiriusPoint; our ability to compete successfully in the (re)insurance market and the effect of consolidation in the (re)insurance industry; technology breaches or failures, including those resulting from a malicious cyber-attack on us, our business partners or service providers; the effects of global climate change, including increased intensity and frequency of weather-related natural disasters and catastrophes and increased coastal flooding in many geographic areas; our ability to retain key employees and the effects of potential labor disruptions due to COVID-19 or otherwise; the outcome of legal and regulatory dates, regulatory constraints on our business, including legal restrictions on certain of our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries’ ability to pay dividends and other distributions to us, and losses from unfavorable outcomes from litigation and other legal dates; reduced returns or losses in SiriusPoint’s investment portfolio; our concentrated exposure in funds and accounts managed by Third Point LLC, our lack of control over Third Point LLC, our limited ability to withdraw our capital accounts and conflicts of interest among various members of Third Point Advisors LLC, TP Enhanced Fund, Third Point LLC and us; our potential exposure to US federal income and withholding taxes and our significant deferred tax assets, which could become devalued if we do not generate future taxable income or applicable corporate tax rates are reduced; risks associated with delegating authority to third party managing general agents; future strategic transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions, investments, mergers or joint ventures; and other risks and factors listed in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other subsequent periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and the Company undertakes no obligations to update or refise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or otherwise.
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