TransRe returns to sponsor $200m Bowline Re 2019 cat bond

Transatlantic Holdings, parent company to Transatlantic Reinsurance (or TransRe), is returning to the catastrophe bond market this year with its second ever issuance, a $200 million multi-peril Bowline Re Ltd. (Series 2019-1) transaction.Transatlantic first visited the catastrophe bond market to source retrocessional reinsurance protection from capital market investors last year, with read the full article →

SCOR’s retrocession buffers its results again

Global reinsurance firm SCOR has once again benefitted from its retrocession over the last year, one factor helping the firm to report higher results year-on-year.SCOR reported its full-year 2018 results this morning and revealed that the strong growth we've reported on through recent consecutive quarters resulted in gross premiums underwritten read the full article →

Around 20% of 2018 ILS capacity remains trapped: A.M. Best

As much as 20% of the total insurance-linked securities (ILS) and third-party reinsurance capital that was deployed for the 2018 underwriting year remains trapped in funds and other structures following the impacts of losses, according to A.M. Best.This is expected to be a key driver for profitability moving forwards through read the full article →

RenRe forecast to gain more ILS market share: Analysts

Bermudian reinsurance firm and third-party capital manager RenaissanceRe is forecast to gain market share in insurance-linked securities (ILS) management by the equity analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.RenaissanceRe (RenRe) is in the process of acquiring Japanese owned reinsurance firm Tokio Millennium Re, a major transaction for the firm and one read the full article →