Alternative reinsurance capital

Articles discussing alternative reinsurance capital. Largely sources from third-party investors in the capital markets, alternative reinsurance capital is increasingly being leveraged by reinsurers as a cheaper cost source of risk transfer while for investors the access to reinsurance returns as an investment is growing in popularity.

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Nephila to name Maria Rapin sole CEO of Nephila Climate unit

Nephila Climate, the weather and climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of the largest insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Nephila Capital, has named Maria Rapin as its sole CEO. Rapin, who has worked at Nephila Capital since 2015, was most recently a Co-CEO of the Nephila Climate unit, alongside fellow Co-CEO read the full article →

BMS hires Bruce Murdock to its Capital Advisory unit

BMS Capital Advisory, Inc., the broker-dealer, investment banking, ILS and capital markets arm of insurance and reinsurance brokerage BMS, has announced a new senior hire as it continues to build out this area of its practice. Bruce Murdock, most recently an employee of Lockton Capital Markets, is joining BMS Capital Advisory read the full article →

Artemis Live: The US winter storm & Texas freeze claims situation

For our latest Artemis Live video interview we spoke with two senior Verisk Analytics execs with years of experience on the claims-side of the market, Mike Fulton, President of Xactware and Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS, about the recent winter storm and Texas freeze loss event. For this Artemis Live video read the full article →

Aspen Capital Markets assets hit $800m, fee income doubled in 2020

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, the Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance group, continued to see success in its management of third-party sources of reinsurance capital and the use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures, with its assets under management rising to $800 million in 2020. Aspen’s dedicated unit that managers third-party capital and read the full article →

World Bank fully supportive of direct sovereign risk transfer: Bennett

The efforts of the World Bank around disaster risk financing for its members continues to be a real benefit, and while the organisation can and will do more, this isn’t about being the dominant force in the market, according to Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, World Bank read the full article →

Plenum cat bond & insurance funds classed Article 8 & 9 under EU SFDR

Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager, has had its catastrophe bond, insurance private debt and life settlements investment funds all classified as ESG relevant under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Plenum has been one of the most proactive insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Tax reforms could drive more corporate cat bond issuance: Anger, GC Securities

The heightened use of indemnity structured transactions by corporates in the catastrophe bond arena is expected to open up the market, but for this to happen in a meaningful way, there’s likely need for some U.S. tax reform, according to Cory Anger, Managing Director of GC Securities. A key development of read the full article →

SCOR Investment Partners and Coriolis’ combined ILS assets pass $2.5bn

SCOR Investment Partners, the asset management company of the global reinsurance group SCOR, continued to benefit from new capital inflows to its insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund strategies through 2020, with its combined ILS assets including London-based Coriolis now surpassing $2.5 billion. Overall, SCOR Investment Partners, the SCOR reinsurance group’s asset manager, read the full article →

Rising combined ratios, lower capital, to drive Florida reinsurance demand

At the upcoming mid-year reinsurance renewals our sources suggest there could be increased demand for reinsurance protection coming out of Florida, despite the delicate financial position of many insurance carriers focused on the state. The twin effects of another year of elevated combined ratios for Florida's insurance carrier cohort, alongside the read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 28th March 2021

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 28th March 2021, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish. Ten most read the full article →