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A hands-on, robust and analytical approach to investments

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Acacia Holdings Ltd was incorporated in Bermuda in December 2020. It is a permanent capital investment company, backed by companies within the Oaktree Group, which utilizes its own balance sheet alongside third-party investors to invest capital within the reinsurance and retrocessional markets. Acacia brings a hands-on, robust and analytical approach to its investments, targeting returns to develop a range of tailor-made solutions to meet the specific requirements of its investors.

The Acacia team are experienced market professional with proven track records, bringing collectively over 65+ years experience of the (re)insurance markets.

The Team

Lawrence Cheng


Lawrence Cheng is a highly regarded and respected underwriter and Reinsurance Executive with outstanding technical experience and a proven track record of successfully leading and managing a business from start-up to becoming a leading reinsurance company. He has 17 years of industry experience and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Charles Fry


Charlie has been working in the insurance industry for over 25 years. He was previously Global Head of reinsurance for AIG, where he also oversaw the formation of a new Lloyd’s syndicate. Prior to that he held senior roles at Novae, Guy Carpenter and Benfield. Charlie has a proven track record of creating value within underwriting and broking entities.

Derek Walsh

COO & General Counsel

Derek has over 25 years experience in the (re)insurance industry both on the underwriting and broking side. He was previously part of the Executive team of the JLT Group, RSA Insurance Group and Benfield Group. He has a reputation for robust corporate governance, innovation solutions and driving business performance.

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