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Ledger closes non-standard auto insurance securitization with AlphaCat

Insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) start-up Ledger Investing has successfully completed its first transaction, directly securitizing a portfolio of non-standard passenger auto insurance between an MGA and the AIG-owned ILS fund manager AlphaCat.The transaction is a step away from the more typical property catastrophe risk exposures that are read the full article →

Vario Partners adds Michael Watson as non-exec

Vario Partners, the specialist risk advisor launched in late 2014 by three former PwC exec’s to connect portfolios of insurance or reinsurance risk with capital market investors through securitisation or ILS structures, has appointed industry veteran Michael Watson as a non-executive director.Michael Watson will join Vario in a non-executive capacity, read the full article →

Vario Partners hires Heads of Research & Investment

Vario Partners, a specialist risk advisor launched in late 2014 by three former PwC exec’s to connect portfolios of insurance or reinsurance risk with capital market investors through securitisation or ILS structures, has added two new hires to its team as it readies itself for the January 2017 renewal.Vario intends read the full article →

Shanghai Insurance Exchange could launch within days

The anticipated Shanghai Insurance Exchange could launch as early as this weekend, according to reports in Chinese news media. While product specifics remain private, reports suggest the exchange will facilitate insurance derivatives and other forms of risk securitization at some stage.With $343 million (2.235bn yuan) of required financing being secured read the full article →

Hudson Structured secures $250m anchor investment from Blackstone

Hudson Structured Capital Management, the insurance, reinsurance and transportation linked investment firm set up by ex-Goldman Sachs structured products leader Michael Millette, has closed on and secured its $250m anchor investment from Blackstone, Artemis has learned.Hudson Structured Capital Management launched in the second-half of 2015 as an investment management firm read the full article →

Shanghai Insurance Exchange financing secured, launch nears

Local Chinese news media reports that a launch of the Shanghai Insurance Exchange is edging ever nearer, with a reported 91 companies having agreed to contribute a combined $343 million (2.235bn yuan) of capital to launch the exchange.Noise of China’s plans to establish the Shanghai Insurance Exchange first circulated back read the full article →