The Travelers Companies said it has made a “strategic minority investment” in Fidelis Insurance Holdings, a privately-owned global specialty insurer and reinsurer. Neither side disclosed financial terms.

“We are pleased to invest in a talented and proven management team and look forward to gaining insights from them into the specialty, non-admitted market,” Greg Toczydlowski, Executive Vice President and President of Business Insurance at Travelers, said in prepared remarks. “As an innovative company with a successful track record, Fidelis is an excellent fit for our investment appetite.”

Fidelis, launched in 2015 and based in Bermuda, operates a business model based on three pillars:

  1. Bespoke, which includes transactional liabilities; cyber, credit and political risk; and political violence,
  2. Reinsurance, which includes natural catastrophe cover and property retrocession, provided on a proportional or excess of loss basis on the company’s Bermuda, Dublin or London platforms,
  3. Specialty, which primarily includes aviation, war, energy, marine and terrorism.

Additionally, the company has a fee income business, which supports its insurance operations.

Fidelis debuted having secured approximately $1.5 billion in equity capital, which it billed as “one of the largest industry capital raises ever” in its 2015 launch announcement. The company raised another $1.3 billion in 2020, including $185 million in December 2020.

Source: Travelers