Earnings & Results Updates
Third Quarter Earnings Call - Audio File
Prior to September 2018, substantially all our investable assets were invested through a joint venture arrangement in which DME Advisors, LP (“DME Advisors”) acted as investment advisor (see Note 1).
Effective September 1, 2018, Greenlight Reinsurance, Ltd. and Greenlight Reinsurance Ireland, DAC, (collectively, “the Companies”), became limited partners in Solasglas Investments, LP (“Solasglas”) (see Notes 2 and 3). DME Advisors acts as investment advisor to Solasglas.
Our investment returns (net of fees and expenses) for the funds managed by DME Advisors are provided below* (see Note 3). For the month of December 2018 DME Advisors reported an investment return of -8.9%, which represents estimated investment income (net of fees and expenses) to the Companies of -$52.1 million.
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*Investment returns are calculated monthly and compounded to calculate the year to date and annual returns. Actual investment returns may vary depending on cash flows into or out of the investment account. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
At December 31, 2018, the largest disclosed long positions in Solasglas are AerCap Holdings, Brighthouse Financial, General Motors, gold and Green Brick Partners. DME Advisors discloses all investments in Solasglas to us, but may choose not to disclose certain positions to investors in affiliated funds, in order to protect its investment strategy. Therefore, on our website we present the relevant largest long positions as disclosed by DME Advisors or its affiliates.
At December 31, 2018 Solasglas is approximately 84% long and 52% short (see Note 4). All exposure information is calculated on a delta adjusted basis and excludes credit default swaps, interest rate swaps, sovereign debt, currencies, commodities, volatility indexes and derivatives on any of these instruments.
Note 1: Certain of the Companies’ assets will remain in the joint venture until transferred to Solasglas. The Companies expect all remaining assets to be transferred to Solasglas by January 2019 at which point the joint venture will be terminated.
Note 2: The Companies are required to fund accounts that provide collateral to support trust accounts and letters of credit for their underwriting operations. These funds are typically invested in cash, cash equivalents and fixed income securities and are held outside of Solasglas.
Note 3: In accordance with the Solasglas limited partnership agreement (“LPA”), DME Advisors constructs a levered investment portfolio as agreed with the Companies (the “Investment Portfolio” as defined in the LPA). In determining the size of the Investment Portfolio as of December 31, 2018, the Companies’ excluded an amount approximating their net loss reserves. Effective from September 1, 2018, the monthly investment return is calculated by dividing the investment income/loss (net of fees and expenses) by the Investment Portfolio.
Note 4: The exposure calculations are based on the month-end exposures of the Investment Portfolio.
The foregoing investment results are interim and unaudited, and are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be used for investment purposes. Neither we nor our data or content providers guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any financial results or other data displayed, nor shall any such party be liable in any way to the reader or any other person, firm or corporation whatsoever for any delays, inaccuracies, errors in, or omission of any such information or data or the transmission thereof, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon or for any damages arising therefrom or occasioned thereby or by reason of nonperformance or interruption, or termination, of the investment results for any cause whatsoever.
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