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OmegaCat Reinsurance registered by AlphaCat as Class 3A transformer

AlphaCat Managers Ltd., the AIG owned insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund and collateralized reinsurance investment manager, has set up a new Class 3A Bermudian reinsurance transformer vehicle, OmegaCat Reinsurance Ltd.OmegaCat Reinsurance Ltd. was registered in November 2018 along with a holding company OmegaCat Holdings Ltd.OmegaCat Reinsurance Ltd. was then licensed as read the full article →

Ledger closes non-standard auto insurance securitization with AlphaCat

Insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) start-up Ledger Investing has successfully completed its first transaction, directly securitizing a portfolio of non-standard passenger auto insurance between an MGA and the AIG-owned ILS fund manager AlphaCat.The transaction is a step away from the more typical property catastrophe risk exposures that are read the full article →

AIG reports $11m of AlphaCat ILS related income for Q3 2018

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has reported its first quarter of earnings since the acquisition of Bermudian reinsurance and third-party capital management firm Validus and the insurer gives some visibility of what looks like an improved amount of income earned through the AlphaCat Managers ILS fund activities.AIG reported that through read the full article →

AIG using reinsurance as performance lever, program expansion likely

Insurer American International Group (AIG) is likely to continue to acquire increasing amounts of reinsurance protection, as it utilises reinsurance capital as a lever for performance improvements across its book and is already approaching reinsurer markets about new opportunities in the second-half of this year.The insurer has been growing its read the full article →

AlphaCat ILS assets shrink slightly to $3.5bn in Q2 2018

ILS assets under management at the AlphaCat Managers Ltd. insurance-linked securities (ILS) and third-party reinsurance capital unit of Validus Holdings (now part of AIG) have shrunk slightly during the second-quarter of the year to $3.5 billion.AlphaCat’s ILS assets under management passed a new high of $3.66 billion at the end read the full article →

AIG closes on Validus deal, adds AlphaCat ILS unit to its operations

American International Group, Inc. (AIG), one of the world's largest insurers, will now also benefit from a specialist reinsurance arm and its own insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager, as it closes on the Validus acquisition so adds the AlphaCat Managers ILS unit to its operations.Access to reinsurance capital in all read the full article →

AlphaCat premiums & income rise for Validus, as assets hit $3.66bn

Premiums underwritten and investment income earned by Validus Holdings from its AlphaCat Managers Ltd. insurance-linked securities (ILS) and third-party reinsurance capital arm were up in the first-quarter, as AlphaCat's assets under management passed a new high of $3.66 billion.Following the impacts of the loss events of 2017 which hit the read the full article →

AIG + Validus means access to a deeper pool of risk for AlphaCat

The acquisition of Bermudian reinsurance group Validus Holdings, Ltd. by primary insurance giant American International Group, Inc. (AIG) will provide the AlphaCat Managers ILS investment team with access to a much deeper and broader universe of insurance risk, the unit believes.AlphaCat Managers is a $3.4 billion insurance and reinsurance linked read the full article →

AlphaCat upside potential “very positive” – AIG CEO Brian Duperreault

AIG’s Brian Duperreault is “very positive” about the growth potential for AlphaCat Managers following the company’s proposed $5.56 billion takeover of Validus Holdings, underlining the “tremendous” potential for upside.Global insurance giant AIG announced recently that it will acquire all the outstanding common shares of Validus Holdings for almost $5.6 billion, read the full article →

AIG to acquire Validus for $5.56bn, including ILS unit AlphaCat

Insurance giant American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is set to acquire Bermudian reinsurance group Validus Holdings, Ltd., in a deal that has just been announced and will see AIG taking control of Validus' third-party capital and ILS investment management unit AlphaCat Managers.AIG explained the rationale, saying, "The transaction enhances AIG’s read the full article →