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Ontario Teachers’ promotes Grzinic as MD to lead insurance-linked securities

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has promoted Bernard Grzinic to the role of Managing Director for Credit, Insurance Linked Securities and Equities within Capital Markets group, which will see him leading the investment teams for each of these areas.The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) is a long-standing investor in read the full article →

Vermeer launch helps RenRe “address more of its cedents’ concerns”

The launch of Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd. by RenaissanceRe, with the sole backing of Dutch pension fund manager and significant ILS investor PGGM, will help the reinsurer to "address more of its cedents' concerns" while bringing diversified capital to market, analysts say.The launch of Vermeer Re was announced this week and read the full article →

PGGM & RenRe partner on Vermeer Re rated property catastrophe play

Dutch pension fund manager PGGM has partnered with Bermudian reinsurer and third-party capital manager RenaissanceRe on a new risk-remote rated property catastrophe reinsurance vehicle named Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd.Vermeer Re will initially be capitalised with $600 million of funding from PGGM and the pension fund manager has an option to add read the full article →

BBC pension allocates to Securis managed ILS fund

The pension fund of the BBC, or British Broadcasting Corporation, has made a fresh allocation to insurance-linked securities (ILS) in 2018, with a £98.1 million (approx. $127m) investment in an ILS fund managed by Securis Investment Partners.The BBC Pension Trust had previously been invested in the ILS space, but exited read the full article →

Leadenhall hires Maynard as senior non-life ILS analyst from Markel

Specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has announced a new senior non-life analyst hire who will join the firm from Markel International.Sam Maynard will join Leadenhall as a Senior Analyst in the ILS managers Non-Life Portfolio Management team, further bolstering the resources of read the full article →

Just 1% of European pensions allocate to ILS: Mercer survey

While it sometimes feels as if insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investments are almost mainstream, there is still a way to go before the asset class truly becomes a staple of the major institutional investors of this world, as evidenced in the results of a recent survey by Mercer.Mercer’s read the full article →

Leadenhall hires Cooper as non-life ILS analyst from SCOR

Specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has hired George Cooper to a new role as non-life analyst at the firm, who joins the company from French reinsurer SCOR.Cooper most recently worked as a non-life analyst for SCOR Global P&C, supporting the reinsurers Lloyd's read the full article →

Leadenhall Capital Partners passes $5bn of ILS assets under management

Helped by new allocations received in the run up to the mid-year renewal season, specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has now passed $5 billion of ILS assets under management.That's an increase in overall ILS and reinsurance linked assets of more than 6% read the full article →

Leadenhall takes £80m North Yorkshire Pension Fund allocation

London-headquartered specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has secured an £80 million allocation to its funds from the North Yorkshire Pension Fund.The pension fund, which manages pension assets for council and local government workers in the Yorkshire region of the UK, had launched read the full article →

AP3’s ILS portfolio returns 2.9% despite catastrophe losses

Swedish state sector pension fund AP3 was one investor whose ILS portfolio stood up to the impacts of the 2017 catastrophe events relatively well, as the pension investor reported a 2.9% return for its investments across the insurance and reinsurance linked investments space.AP3 allocates to catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked read the full article →