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PartnerRe’s third-party capital assets surpass $1bn

PartnerRe, the Bermuda headquartered and EXOR owned reinsurance company, has significantly grown its third-party capital assets under management, lifting them above $1 billion around the January 2021 renewals. PartnerRe has been managing third-party or alternative reinsurance capital for many years, with a successful quota share sidecar program and a range of read the full article →

Fresh ESG capital an opportunity for the ILS industry: Taylor, Ocorian

In a recent interview with Artemis, Ocorian Client Director Sherman Taylor explored how the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry can incorporate ESG into its operations and what benefits this might bring. He expressed his optimism as he noted the total market capitalisation of new ILS issuances surpassed $15B in 2020, making it read the full article →

Alternative capital presenting “disciplined” competition: Munich Re

Global reinsurance player Munich Re had some positive words for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, suggesting that alternative capital sources in reinsurance are presenting "disciplined" competition at this time. In the past, major reinsurers, such as Munich Re, have opted to colour alternative reinsurance capital sources, ILS funds and their investors read the full article →

Hong Kong’s ILS grant scheme to cover ~US $1.6m of issuance costs

Hong Kong's Government has revealed some of the details of its proposed insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme, through which it will pay a share of issuance costs for any ILS structures issued out of the Special Administrative Region. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR) of the People’s Republic of read the full article →

Winter storm Uri an aggregate threat, but commercial loss may protect ILS: Twelve Capital

Winter storm Uri is destined to become a record insurance and reinsurance market loss for a winter weather event in the United States and while the impacts may be in the double-digit billions of dollars, the ILS market may be protected from too significant a share. A number of factors could read the full article →

Persistence of third-party capital owners affirmed: AM Best

While the entry of third-party, or alternative, reinsurance capital slowed after recent heavy catastrophe years and resulting challenges they brought, those difficulties also "affirmed the persistence of third-party capital owners," rating agency AM Best has said. Third-party capital has increasingly found its routes into the reinsurance market becoming easier, more efficient read the full article →

Plenum Insurance Capital Fund exceeds $100m of assets

Just nine months into its life, the latest insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund launch from Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager, has surpassed $100 million of assets under management. Plenum Investments launched its Plenum Insurance Capital Fund, a UCITS ILS fund that will read the full article →

Build America repeats Fidus Re financial guarantee ILS at larger $150m size

Build America Mutual Assurance Company has returned to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market for its second securitization of financial guarantee insurance risks, with a larger $150 million Fidus Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) deal. Build America Mutual is a financial guarantee specialist insurer established by the National League of Cities with initial read the full article →

Strategic Risk Solutions adds Pereira in Bermuda for ILS push

Strategic Risk Solutions, Inc., a provider of insurance, reinsurance and captive management and consulting services, has made another key hire as it pursues insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, appointing Anna Pereira as Senior Vice President, Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS). Pereira will take up the role at Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) from March 1st read the full article →

ILS market risks an ESG “credibility gap” – Synpulse

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace could put itself at risk of a potentially damaging “credibility gap” if it over promises on environmental, social and governance (ESG) alignment, Synpulse Management Consulting has warned. During the third-quarter of 2020 we teamed up with boutique consulting firm Synpulse Management Consulting to conduct a survey read the full article →