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NMI returns for fifth mortgage ILS, with $242m Oaktown Re V Ltd.

Specialist mortgage insurance group NMI Holdings, Inc. has successfully priced its latest and now fifth mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) deal, a $242 million Oaktown Re V Ltd. transaction. This is the fifth mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction to be sponsored by NMI Holdings Inc., as it continues to source capital markets read the full article →

Aon offers “broad range of risk capital” via Alternative Distribution platform in London

Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon is doubling-down on capacity provision into the key London market, launching an Alternative Distribution platform in London to help match underwriting expertise with capacity from multiple sources. Capacity is, of course, where the lines often blur in the insurance and reinsurance world, as major brokers act read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Sidney Rostan, Head of ILS, SCOR Investment Partners

We've got a new video for you today, featuring an interview with Sidney Rostan, Head of ILS at SCOR Investment Partners, who is the latest industry executive to join our Artemis Live series. Leading insurance-linked securities (ILS) investments for the asset management group of global reinsurance company SCOR, Rostan shared his read the full article →

Hannover Re expects favourable retro renewal thanks to loss record: Pickel, E+S Rück

German reinsurance company Hannover Re is expecting favourable treatment when it renews its retrocession program this year, as the company feels it has passed on fewer losses to its counterparties than many other reinsurers. Speaking today during a media briefing, Dr. Michael Pickel, the CEO of Hannover Re's German underwriting arm read the full article →

NZ Super Fund grows ILS allocations to Elementum & Leadenhall

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super Fund), one of the government pension investment providers, has increased its allocations to insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investments by almost 60% in the last year. The NZ Super Fund has increased its allocations to the two leading ILS fund managers that it read the full article →

Rosh Capital launches investment-oriented reinsurer Rosh Re with $600m

New York based asset manager Rosh Capital Management, LP has raised $600 million from a private family office to launch Rosh Re Ltd., a Bermuda based reinsurance company that will have an investment oriented approach. Rosh Capital Management had established a total-return or hedge fund focused reinsurance initiative back in 2018. It's read the full article →

Asian risk & Asian capital both opportunities for Peak Re in ILS: CEO Hahn

Hong Kong headquartered global reinsurance company Peak Re's CEO sees opportunities on both sides of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market in Asia, with both risk and capital targets for the company over the long-term. Speaking with Dominic Christian of reinsurance broker Aon in a fireside chat this week, Peak Re’s read the full article →

Transparency & proactive relationships are key, say leading ILS investors

Pension fund investors that allocate to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space are looking for a certain level of transparency, humility, and a dynamic relationship, according to Craig Dandurand, Head of Debt at the Future Fund of Australia. On the penultimate day of our virtually held ILS Asia 2020 conference back in read the full article →

What a Nobel Prize tells us about tech’s role in reinsurance placements: Tremor

Placing insurance or reinsurance business more efficiently using technology and improving the matching of risk and capital in this industry, is clearly an area of opportunity for participants to extract greater efficiencies from their capacity, as well as to reduce operational costs. But in case you didn't appreciate the importance of read the full article →

Flow of wildfire subrogation benefits continues with SoCal Edison recoveries

While wildfire subrogation recoveries are now being seen across reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) from utility Pacific Gas and Electricity's (PG&E) massive $11 billion settlement payments, the flow of recoveries will likely continue thanks to a new agreement from Southern California Edison, as well as possible future agreements. As we explained read the full article →