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.


ILS integral to the business, brings capital to big problems: RenRe CEO O’Donnell

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are integral to the business of insurance and reinsurance and an ideal solution for bringing capital to the big problems facing society, according to RenaissanceRe CEO Kevin O'Donnell.Giving a keynote speech at the ILS Bermuda Convergence 2019 conference today, the CEO of Bermuda headquartered global reinsurance firm read the full article →

Athene’s ACRA insurance-linked sidecar vehicle gets rated

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by investor and private equity specialists Apollo Global, has had the two entities of its Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) sidecar vehicle rated by A.M. Best.Athene has been steadily raising third-party capital commitments for the Athene Co-Invest read the full article →

P&C property rates rise 4%+ in Q3, cat exposed leading the way

U.S. property and casualty insurers continued to benefit from increasing rates in the third-quarter of 2019, as property insurance rates across homeowners and commercial lines of business rose by 4% or more during the period.In particular catastrophe exposed lines of property business saw some of the steepest rate rises, according read the full article →

Cowdery’s Resolution Life promotes Hales to CEO of reinsurance unit

Resolution Life, the life insurance focused arm of insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery’s Resolution Group, has announced the promotion and appointment of Steve Hales as CEO of its Bermuda reinsurance unit Resolution Re.Resolution has an interesting strategy that sees it taking on large books of life insurance business, using fund type read the full article →

Arch reports higher than expected Q3 cat losses of up to $75m

Arch Capital Group, the Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance specialist, has estimated that it will suffer between $65 million to as much as $75 million of losses from catastrophe events in the third-quarter, a level higher than analysts had expected to see.Arch Capital said that its losses will largely come read the full article →

U.S. Treasury continues exploring terror cat bonds for risk sharing

The United States Treasury continues to explore its options for terrorism risk sharing with private markets, with terrorism catastrophe bonds once again under discussion at committee level.With the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, or TRIP, which was authorised under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002, set to expire at read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 6th October 2019

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 6th October 2019, 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 updatesor get our email alerts for every article we publish.First speakers announced read the full article →

Nephila adds new hedge for weather-driven renewable energy

Nephila Climate, the weather, climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of ILS fund management firm Nephila Capital, has added a new product to its suite of hedging solutions for operators of weather-driven renewable energy businesses.Nephila has specialised in this sector for some years now, providing hedges to enable greater certainty read the full article →

New collateralised insurer class to add ILS fund diversification: Demerling, Walkers

The introduction of a new class of insurer in Bermuda, “Collateralised Insurers”, is expected to be beneficial to both insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds’ and their investors, according to Sarah Demerling, Partner at law firm Walkers.Proposed earlier this year via a consultation paper from the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), the provision read the full article →

AJG’s Artex to acquire Horseshoe, creating predominant ILS service firm

Artex Risk Solutions is set to acquire Horseshoe, the Bermuda-headquartered specialist ILS, insurance or reinsurance management and fund administration, servicing, and risk transformation specialist, creating a dominant ILS service firm that will operate under the Horseshoe brand.Of course the pair do much more than just service insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions, read the full article →