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Captives increasingly using ILS to access reinsurance: Marsh

One of the benefits of a captive and something that can make them an attractive proposition for the capital markets, is the fact they offer a ready-made risk pool which is often quite specific in terms of the risks it contains and they can also find access to traditional sources read the full article →

Marsh to match capital to the right risk with Cerulean Re vehicle

Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), via GC Securities and Marsh Captive Solutions, recently announced the launch of a new vehicle designed to support the access of capital markets-backed insurance-linked securities (ILS) protection, called Cerulean Re SAC Ltd.According to Marsh, Cerulean Re SAC Ltd., a Bermuda registered segregated account company (SAC) read the full article →

Cerulean Re collateralized reinsurance platform launched by GC & Marsh

GC Securities, the capital markets unit of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, and Marsh Captive Solutions have jointly launched Cerulean Re, a collateralized reinsurance platform designed to make it simpler and more efficient for cedents to access collaterlized capacity or issue private catastrophe bonds.Cerulean Re SAC Ltd. is a Bermuda registered read the full article →

Reinsurers lose 20% of market share to alternatives: Conning

A new study from Conning found that reinsurance companies are under pressure from all angles alternative, with the capital markets, captives and government-sponsored entities all taking risk that was once their domain.The study looks at how buying trends have shifted in the soft reinsurance market and discusses the dynamics of read the full article →

Guernsey, a leader in captives and protected cells, targets insurance-linked securities

Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands which sits in the English Channel south of the UK and close to France, is one of the world's leading locations for licensing and domicile of international insurance entities. It has long been home to captive insurers, protected cell companies (PCCs)and incorporated cell companies read the full article →

Smaller firms show growing interest in alternative risk transfer vehicles

Smaller firms are expressing  more interest in retaining their own risk and a growing interest in alternative risk transfer vehicles such as captive structures, special purpose vehicles and risk retention groups, according to broker Marsh's 2012 Captive Benchmarking Report. We don't cover this type of alternative risk transfer on Artemis read the full article →

Cayman Islands seeking to attract more reinsurance business

The Cayman Islands are to amend their insurance legislation in an attempt to attract more reinsurance business to the islands. The Caymans are a popular domicile for hedge funds, banks, captives and re/insurers as well as being the domicile home to many insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond special purpose vehicles.The read the full article →

Tennessee captive law now allows for insurance securitization entities

The Tennessee legislative and Governor Bill Haslem have implemented and signed into law a new bill designed to make the state a more attractive place for captive insurer formation. Amongst various changes to the way captives are governed in Tennessee of most interest to us is the introduction of a read the full article →