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Horseshoe expands to offer insurance-linked security SPV services in Ireland


Horseshoe Group, an independent insurance manager and advisor with a focus on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond market is expanding its operations to Ireland which will give them a platform to expand their ILS and cat bond administration services into Europe more easily.

The new entity, Horseshoe Management (Ireland) Limited, will focus on administration of cat bond SPV’s and other ILS structures such as sidecars and transformers, providing services such as (but not limited to):

  • Acting as the Administrator
  • Provision of Directors
  • Acting as registered office
  • Preparing and filing of all the necessary returns and reports of the SPV
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Dealing with claims under the Collateral obligations
  • Monitoring collateral levels
  • Answering queries from investors and coordinating with sponsors

Andre Perez, CEO of Horseshoe Group, said; “We are pleased to have established a presence in Ireland. It was extremely important for us to be in Ireland considering our presence in the ILS market. With our office in Ireland, it now gives us a presence in the three major ILS domiciles, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Ireland, thereby enabling us to better meet our clients’ need.”

A new hire will be leading Horseshoe Management Ireland, Thomas Heise, joins the group and will be responsible for overseeing the Irish operations and developing a European platform for providing insurance management and advisory services. He has more than ten years experience in insurance, reinsurance, collateralized reinsurance, and insurance securitization.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tom to Horseshoe. This continues the Horseshoe Group’s commitment of hiring seasoned professionals to provide superior advisory and management services to best meet the need for increased sophistication of ILS service providers.” said CEO, Andre Perez.

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