Hartford Fire Insurance Co’s recently closed catastrophe bond issued by their Cayman based SPV Foundation re III Ltd. has received its rating from Standard & Poor’s. The $135m of catastrophe bond notes provide Hartford and certain subsidiaries with four years of cover against U.S. hurricanes on a per-occurrence basis.
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Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has reportedly closed its latest catastrophe bond transaction under their Foundation Re III Ltd. special purpose vehicle which is domiciled in the Cayman Islands. Bloomberg reports here that the deal closed on February 15th and secured $135m of U.S. hurricane catastrophe bond cover for Hartford and certain group companies.
The Hartford is once again returning to the catastrophe bond market with its latest issuance in the Foundation Re series of deals. Active in cat bond issuance since 2004 when it issued its first Foundation Re transaction, The Hartford has become a regular issuer of insurance-linked securities to provide it with multi-peril reinsurance protection. This […]
The Hartford’s upcoming catastrophe bond, Foundation Re III Ltd., has been upsized to $180m during the marketing phase. The notes have been well received by investors we hear and the Hartford is taking advantage of this to raise the deal from its initial size of $100m. Full details on Foundation Re III Ltd. are available […]
The Hartford Fire Insurance Company is getting prepared to launch a $100m catastrophe bond through its Foundation SPV based in the Cayman Islands. Foundation Re III Ltd. is currently being marketed at a preliminary amount of $100m as a transaction designed to provide the Hartford with reinsurance on a per-occurrence basis over a four year […]
U.S. primary insurer Liberty Mutual has completed another transaction using its collateralized reinsurance sidecar vehicle Limestone Re Ltd., with a $240 million issuance featuring listed and privately placed sidecar notes.
PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company LLC) continues to build-out its new insurance-linked securities business, adding another experienced reinsurance and ILS professional in Michael Beck, formerly the COO of Mt. Logan Re.
Accessing the capital markets for reinsurance capacity through its quota share sidecar helps Liberty Mutual drive more competitive pricing and provides a source of capacity for growing businesses, according to Arno Gartzke.
American International Group (AIG) continues to adjust its operating model under the remit of Brian Duperreault, with the latest change being the announcement that the firms DSA Re legacy reinsurance vehicle is to be transformed into a standalone reinsurer, with the help of private equity giant The Carlyle Group.
Our latest quarterly report on the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is now available to download. The report, ‘Q1 2018 – Market buoyant despite 2017 catastrophes’, analyses a record first-quarter featuring $4.24 billion of issuance, which drove the outstanding market to a new high at $32.83 billion.