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Hamilton looks to Singapore for first full cat bond with Easton Re Pte. Ltd.

Hamilton, the Bermuda based insurance and reinsurance holding company, is entering the catastrophe bond market for its first full, syndicated Rule 144a transaction and Singapore is to be the domicile of choice, after the company registered Easton Re Pte. Ltd.  as an issuer. Our sources told us that Hamilton would likely read the full article →

American Strategic owner returns for second Bonanza Re cat bond of 2020

ARX Holding, the Progressive-owned parent of American Strategic Insurance Group, has returned to the catastrophe bond market for the second time this year, to sponsor a $100 million or greater sized Bonanza Re Ltd. (Series 2020-2)  issuance. ARX Holding owns the American Strategic group of insurance companies and also Progressive Property read the full article →

Swiss Re sets up its first ILS fund, the Core Nat Cat Fund under 1863 Fund Ltd.

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re continues to demonstrate its growing commitment to third-party sources of capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS), announcing this morning that it is launching a dedicated ILS fund, the Core Nat Cat Fund, so investors can participate in its natural catastrophe underwriting business. Swiss Re has set up read the full article →

Occurrence shift insulated ILS against 2020 hurricane frequency: SCOR IP’s Rossary

A general shift in favour of per-occurrence structures has helped to insulate insurance-linked securities (ILS) portfolios against some of the impacts of the record-setting 2020 Atlantic hurricane season Fabrice Rossary, the Chief Investment Officer of SCOR Investment Partners, has said. Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investors, having been hit hard read the full article →

Breaking down catastrophe bond & ILS issuance by year

We've developed a new chart with which you can analyse catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance by type of transaction and year. We hope you find it a useful new feature. This year has turned into a particularly active one for the catastrophe bond and related ILS market, with read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 29th November 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 29th 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 →

Twelve Capital forecasts upward trajectory & growth for ILS in 2021

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is expected to continue to experience an upward trajectory next year, with growth in ILS allocations expected in 2021, according to investment manager Twelve Capital. Following a period where some redemptions have been seen due to the impacts and volatility in capital markets from the COVID-19 read the full article →

Rate rises + tighter terms + dislocation + quality cedes = higher ILS return potential

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) market return potential is on the rise and in some cases the portfolios constructed, or added to, at the January 1st 2021 reinsurance renewals, are going to offer significantly higher return potential to investors. The reasons for this are varied and the causes of the situation numerous. But read the full article →

Plenum’s CAT Bond & Insurance Capital funds get FNG sustainability label

Two insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds operated by Zurich based specialist catastrophe bond and ILS investment manager Plenum Investments have been accredited with a sustainability FNG Label by the German “Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V.” Our recent survey (results coming soon), found that ESG (environmental, social, governance) is considered as having huge strategic read the full article →

Alphabet’s (Google’s) first catastrophe bond priced on-target at $237.5m

The first catastrophe bond to be sponsored directly for the benefit of Alphabet, Inc., the holding company for Google and its many units, has now been priced on-target at the mid-point of guidance, while the Phoenician Re Ltd. (Series 2020-1)  cat bond transaction will close at the same $237.5 million read the full article →