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Hannover Re lifts Seaside Re catastrophe bonds to $136.4m for 2021

Hannover Re, the German headquartered global reinsurance firm, has facilitated another three Seaside Re private catastrophe bond transactions around this January 2021 renewals, taking the total seen to $136.4 million across ten transactions. As we explained yesterday, we had seen the first seven of these transactions, as Hannover Re's Bermuda based read the full article →

Peak peril ILS deliver capital “where it is needed the most” – Twelve Capital

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) strategies focused on peak peril exposures deliver capital to the locations "where it is needed the most" in the insurance and reinsurance industry, so providing enhanced returns and supporting the traditional re/insurance market, ILS fund manager Twelve Capital has said. A peak perils focused ILS strategy, be that read the full article →

Hannover Re’s vehicle Kaith Re issues $76.4m of Seaside Re cat bond lites

Global reinsurance company Hannover Re has facilitated more private catastrophe bond transactions around this Janaury 2021 renewals, with the firms Kaith Re transformer having issued $76.4 million of Seaside Re cat bond lite notes, across seven transactions. These are the first Seaside Re private cat bond issuances to come to light read the full article →

Lloyd’s ILS platform to reduce frictional cost of investor access: Clifford Chance

London Bridge Risk PCC Limited, the newly established insurance-linked securities (ILS) vehicle sponsored by Lloyd's, will "reduce the frictional costs and time" required for ILS investors to access the returns of the insurance and reinsurance market, law firm Clifford Chance has said. London Bridge Risk PCC Limited, is a newly established read the full article →

Brazil’s regulator targeting ILS for the right (domestic) reasons

With Brazil's government having recently formalised and published legislation related to special purpose reinsurance transformer vehicles and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance, the country's insurance regulator Susep has said it hopes the regime will reduce reinsurance costs for carriers. As a result of which, Brazil’s regulator the Superintendência de Seguros Privados (Susep) hopes read the full article →

Catastrophe bonds “gained in importance” in 2020, says Fitch

Catastrophe bonds became more important for the reinsurance market in 2020, as the record year of issuance saw use of the cat bond as a reinsurance or retrocession risk transfer tool increase, Fitch Ratings has said. While alternative capital levels remained relatively flat overall through 2020 it seems, the catastrophe bond read the full article →

Lloyd’s ILS vehicle London Bridge Risk PCC approved for use

Lloyd's has this morning announced that it has finally received all necessary approvals from regulators to set up its new multi Insurance Special Purpose Vehicle (mISPV), which is named London Bridge Risk PCC Ltd. The application for the registration of the UK domiciled mISPV structure, a protected cell company allowing for read the full article →

Aetna returns for twelfth Vitality Re health insurance ILS, targets $200m

Aetna, the health, medical and benefits insurance arm of CVS Health, is back in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market with what will be the firms twelfth sponsorship of a Vitality Re, health insurance linked catastrophe bond structure, seeking $200 million of reinsurance from a Vitality Re XII Ltd (Series 2021) read the full article →

Top ILS manager assets increased through H2 2020

As a group, the assets under management of the top-tier of insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund managers had increased through the second-half of 2020, Artemis' data shows. According to data included in our Artemis Insurance Linked Securities Investment Fund Manager Directory, in which we list dedicated ILS investment managers, asset managers read the full article →

Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) ILS listings soar in busy 2020

The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) has listed almost 100 more insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond tranches during the record-breaking issuance year of 2020, than it did in the prior year. As a result, the BSX's ILS specific listings, which are largely catastrophe bonds, mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance sidecar notes read the full article →