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.


For investors, there’s no question ILS has a role to play: Prospectus 2021

While challenges around capital consumption and the potential for overlap on the P&C side are clear, for investors, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class represents a great opportunity to complement other private market solutions, according to industry experts. The comments came during the second day of Prospectus 2021 – the new read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 15th November 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 15th November 2020, 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 →

Alternative capital to increase by up to 10% over next few years: Swiss Re’s Haegeli

In spite of an expected decline by the end of 2020, the volume of alternative capital in the global reinsurance market is projected to increase by five to 10 percent over the coming years, according to Jérôme Jean Haegeli, Chief Economist at reinsurance giant Swiss Re. During a discussion with Artemis around the read the full article →

Brookfield Asset Management launches reinsurer targeting annuity premium float

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., the giant Canadian headquartered alternative asset manager that has around $575 billion of assets under management, is expanding in the reinsurance space with an annuities strategy through which it expects to secure up to $10 billion of additional float at the start. Brookfield is just the latest read the full article →

Oxbridge Re optimistic on sidecar opportunities, as 2019 investors earn 36%

Oxbridge Re Ltd., the Cayman Islands based reinsurance firm, is optimistic about the opportunities it will see for its fully-collateralised reinsurance sidecar vehicle Oxbridge Re NS Ltd. The company is also optimistic about the prospects for its reinsurance business, which of course will benefit from hardening rates at renewals over the read the full article →

Re/insurance & ILS has “fared quite well” during Covid-19: Prospectus 2021

While much uncertainty remains around both the ultimate economic and insured loss from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the industry loss appears to be trending lower than initial projections and actually, the re/insurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) sectors have fared quite well, according to industry experts. During the opening panel of Prospectus read the full article →

Structural breakthrough would benefit “stalled” ILS market, says Fitch

After years of impressive growth, the volume of available alternative reinsurance capital has "stagnated" and with little growth expected for the remainder of 2020 and into next year, a structural breakthrough might be needed, according to analysis by Fitch Ratings. At between $90 billion and $95 billion, the amount of capital read the full article →

Commercial property insurance price rises accelerate globally in Q3

Commercial property insurance price rises continued to accelerate higher in all regions around the globe during the third-quarter of 2020, with catastrophe exposed property seeing some of the largest rate increases, according to Marsh. The insurance broker once again highlights the continued and accelerating hardening of property insurance rates, which is read the full article →

Program & fronting specialist Obsidian gets A- rating for E&S lines carrier

Obsidian Insurance Holdings, Inc., a recently launched program and fronting insurance holding company, has announced the A- A.M. Best rating of its excess and surplus (E&S) lines carrier. Obsidian Specialty Insurance Company was recently formed to help Obsidian expand its offering, which sees the company fronting insurance programs for a range read the full article →

RGA expects first Langhorne Re deal “in due course” – CEO Manning

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) remains confident that its joint-venture, third-party capital backed life and annuity reinsurance firm Langhorne Re will secure its first transaction "in due course", according to the company's CEO Anna Manning. Speaking with analysts from Credit Suisse recently, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) displayed optimism that Langhorne read the full article →