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CATCo listed fund NAV’s continue rise, but shares priced far below

On a net asset value (NAV) basis, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund continued to deliver positive NAV returns in July, but at the same time the share price continues to languish, as much as 135% below their net asset value in the case of one class.Of course, the CATCo Reinsurance read the full article →

Analytics unlock tangible value, says Swiss Re (for ILS funds too)

The use of advanced technology and data analytics can bring multiple benefits to insurance and reinsurance firms, according to Swiss Re, which we would add holds true also for insurance-linked securities (ILS) players.Using increasingly advanced analytics can deliver benefits that help insurance and reinsurance firms achieve growth, better optimise their read the full article →

Jebi above 1-in-40-year loss, development could continue: S&P

Typhoon Jebi's impacts on the global insurance and reinsurance market is already above the 1-in-40-year loss level, according to estimates from S&P Global Ratings, who also warn that further material developments cannot be ruled out.Typhoon Jebi will account for more than 15% of the top-20 global reinsurance firms catastrophe budgets, read the full article →

Ursano joins Hamilton as CFO, Reiss takes oversight of third-party capital

Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd. has announced the hiring of well-known reinsurance investment banking executive Tony Ursano as the firms new Group CFO, as incumbent Jonathan Reiss takes on a new role giving him oversight of third-party capital activities.Ursano, who departed from his most recent role as President of reinsurance brokerage, read the full article →

FHCF renews reinsurance at flat pricing, using more third-party capital

The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF) has renewed its reinsurance program at a slightly smaller size of $920 million, but with flat pricing and insurance-linked securities (ILS) players taking a slightly larger share in 2019.Leading the ILS market participation in the FHCF's 2019 reinsurance renewal was Fermat Capital Management, which read the full article →

World Bank links catastrophe & pandemic risk finance for the Maldives

The World Bank has delivered the first of a new combined catastrophe and pandemic contingent risk financing solution to the Maldives, leveraging existing structures to create something responsive and that works similar to insurance for the archipelagic nation.The Maldives is highly exposed to natural hazards and climate variability, and is read the full article →

Firm reinsurance rates to persist through January 2020 renewal: Fitch

The firm(er) reinsurance market conditions seen of late are expected to persist through the key January 2020 renewals, according to analysts at Fitch Ratings.As a result, Fitch expects that reinsurers will boost their capitalisation and put it to good use, through the retention of more capital in the near term read the full article →

Guy Carpenter wins California Wildfire Fund reinsurance program

Reinsurance broker and advisor Guy Carpenter has been selected as the sole reinsurance and risk transfer intermediary for the recently established California Wildfire Fund, which is administered by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA).As we previously reported, the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) has gained an expanded remit by taking on administrative read the full article →

ILS is insulation for adverse mortgage insurance losses: NMI CEO Merkle

Mortgage insurance specialist NMI Holdings, Inc. successfully completed its third and largest insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction, the $327 million Oaktown Re III Ltd., and CEO Claudia Merkle highlighted how these capital market backed reinsurance transactions insulate it against adverse losses.NMI returned recently to secure $327 million of excess of loss read the full article →

AXIS Capital lifts third-party capital assets managed to $2.1 billion

Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance firm AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has lifted the amount of third-party capital assets under its management to a new high at $2.1 billion.AXIS Capital’s third-party capital management business has continued to steadily build, with the insurance and reinsurance firm using an increasing amount of quota read the full article →