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Brit grows third-party capital, expands investor base for 2019

Despite what the firm explains as a "more difficult environment" for fundraising, specialty insurance and reinsurance player Brit Ltd. said it has grown its third-party capital base and added new institutional investors for 2019.Brit's managed third-party investor backed capacity reached $400 million across its Sussex Capital collateralised reinsurance platform, Versutus read the full article →

Nephila reapproved as Blackstone sub-advisor after Markel acquisition

Nephila Capital, the largest investment fund manager of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked assets, has been reapproved as a sub-advisor for a multi-strategy fund by asset management giant Blackstone.Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, the hedge fund solutions group of Blackstone which has around $78 billion under management, had first added read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 10th February 2019

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 10th February 2019, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish.Ten most read the full article →

Markel CATCo further hardens 2017 reserves, redemptions expected

Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., the retrocessional reinsurance investment manager, said this morning that following review it has decided to further strengthen its specific loss reserves for the 2017 hurricanes.The manager highlighted the ongoing uncertainty with regards to the 2017 loss events, for which it had already set up specific read the full article →

Markel writes down value of CATCo investment

Markel Corporation has written down the value of its investment in collateralized retrocessional reinsurance investment fund manager Markel CATCo Investment Management following recent challenges at the unit.Markel Corporation said that "Markel CATCo's ability to maintain or raise capital has been adversely impacted" by the situation that resulted from inquiries into read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 3rd February 2019

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 3rd February 2019, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish.Ten most read the full article →