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Nephila Capital

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Nephila Capital - snapshot

  • ILS manager or company name: Nephila Capital
  • Location (HQ / Domicile): Bermuda
  • Date of launch: Nov 1997
  • Assets under management *: $7.4 billion (AuM as at Jan 1 2023)
  • Website link: Nephila Capital website

Nephila Capital - Details


Nephila Capital was launched in 1998 and became the first investment manager with a specific focus on catastrophe reinsurance and weather risk.

The company has been the largest insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager in the market through most of its life, based on assets under management.

Nephila Capital was founded by Frank Majors and Greg Hagood, but in November 2018 Markel Corporation, the global specialty insurer and investment company, acquired 100% of the equity of Nephila Holdings Ltd.

Team size and structure:

120+ as at July 1st, 2018.

Offers private managed accounts?


Other offices or locations:

Head office in Bermuda. Support offices in London, San Francisco and Nashville.


Nephila offers investment opportunities in catastrophe bonds, collateralized catastrophe reinsurance, climate and weather risk, as well as specialty re/insurance business.

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