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ILS will enhance institutional client portfolios: Neuberger Berman

The addition of insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment expertise, through the recently announced acquisition of the Cartesian Re ILS operations, is expected to "enhance" the institutional client portfolios offered by asset manager Neuberger Berman Group.Neuberger Berman, a private asset manager with around $315 billion of assets, announced that it has acquired read the full article →

Cartesian Re & Iris Re acquired by Neuberger Berman Group

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance investment management entities of the Cartesian Capital Group have been sold to investment manager Neuberger Berman Group.Cartesian Re, the ILS asset management unit of Cartesian Capital, and the units reinsurance and segregated accounts vehicle Iris Re have both been sold to Neuberger Berman, read the full article →

IPO target halved for Kingsway / 1347 backed Insurance Income Strategies

The target for the initial public offering (IPO) and first capital raise for Insurance Income Strategies Ltd., the listed industry-loss warranty (ILW) focused insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance fund backed by 1347 Advisors and Kinsgway Financial, has been halved.Last October we covered the initial filings for the new ILS read the full article →

Kingsway / 1347 backed Insurance Income Strategies targets $52m

Insurance Income Strategies Ltd., a new listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance investment vehicle backed by 1347 Advisors and Kinsgway Financial, is targeting an initial $52 million capital raise, SEC filings show.Back in October we covered the initial filings for this new vehicle, which intends at launch to act read the full article →

Listed ILS vehicle launching with Kingsway / 1347 backing & Cartesian input

A new listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance investment vehicle, Insurance Income Strategies Ltd., is being marketed to investors with backing from 1347 Advisors and Kinsgway Financial, while a relationship with ILW specialist reinsurance fund manager Cartesian Re is set to assist with sourcing investment opportunities.A prospectus has been published read the full article →

Cartesian to grow investor base with Lux & mutual funds, listed shares

Cartesian Re, the reinsurance and ILW focused investment management unit sponsored by global private equity investment firm Cartesian Capital Group, LLC, is expanding its access to investors using a multi-pronged approach including a new Luxembourg domiciled fund, a U.S. mutual fund and a Bermuda listed vehicle.Cartesian Re largely underwrites industry read the full article →

Iris Re to report net asset value, as Cartesian opts for ILS transparency

Bermuda-based Iris Reinsurance Ltd., an index and parametric focused third-party capitalised collateralised insurance and reinsurance company, is to report its modelled net asset value on a regular basis as its manager Cartesian Re opts for transparency in ILS.Iris Reinsurance Ltd. (Iris Re) was launched in 2009, sponsored by global private read the full article →

Cartesian owned Iris Re lists shares to support new capital raise

Iris Re, an industry loss warranty (ILW) and parametric focused collateralised insurance and reinsurance company, has issued a new class of shares and listed them on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), as a mechanism to enable new investors to participate in its returns.Bermuda-based Iris Reinsurance Ltd. was launched in 2009, read the full article →

Cartesian and Aspen to part ways on reinsurance asset management

Cartesian Re, a New York and Bermuda based reinsurance-linked asset management firm formerly known as Cartesian Iris, is to part ways with its ILS venture partner, Aspen Insurance Holdings. Cartesian Re will continue its industry-loss warranty (ILW) focused asset management strategy while Aspen will focus on its own capital markets read the full article →