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For some insurers, it’s the reinsurance collateral that matters

For some primary insurance sponsors of catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other alternative sources of reinsurance capital it's the fully collateralized nature of the products which will keep them coming back for more.Earlier today we wrote that the ILS market clearly has room to grow if it can encourage read the full article →

Survey shows growing acceptance of alternative reinsurance capital

An updated survey of insurance and reinsurance executives who attended the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) Annual Meeting recently shows that acceptance of alternative reinsurance capital sources and solutions has increased in the last year.The survey, by reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, seeks to identify the key drivers and read the full article →

Focus insulates Lancashire from pricing pressure, announces Kinesis Capital Management

Richard Brindle, CEO of Lancashire Holdings, a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products and third-party reinsurance capital firm, said that the firm is insulated from feeling too much of the impact of new third-party reinsurance capital due to its focus on specialty and non-elemental exposures.Brindle commented; "Whilst a lot read the full article →

Lancashire appoints new portfolio manager to Capital Management division

Global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products and third-party reinsurance capital firm Lancashire Holdings has announced a new appointment within its third-party capital management brand Lancashire Capital Management. Mathieu Marsan has been appointed as Portfolio Manager & Actuary for the firms Capital Management division.Marsan joins Lancashire, subject to approval by read the full article →

Lancashire looks set to launch Accordion Reinsurance II sidecar

Global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products and third-party reinsurance capital management firm Lancashire Holdings looks set to launch another sidecar under the successful Accordion Re branding. The first Accordion Re sidecar was so named as it was said to be designed to shrink or expand with Lancashire's needs, read the full article →

Hannover Re sees more flexible convergence capital providers at renewals

German reinsurer Hannover Re recently held a conference call to discuss its progress during 2012 and at the important market juncture of the January reinsurance renewals. The reinsurer said that despite the reinsurance market environment being considerably more competitive than in the previous year, citing increased capacity from new reinsurers read the full article →

16% will use alternative reinsurance capital sources says Guy Carpenter survey

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has released some results from a survey which saw them poll insurance and reinsurance executives who attended the 2012 Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) Annual Meeting recently. The survey looked to identify the key drivers and threats to profitable growth in the industry and read the full article →

Lancashire to launch $250m Saltire Re I collateralised sidecar facility

Lancashire Holdings, a Bermuda and UK based provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products,has announced that it is launching Saltire Re I, a fully collateralised Bermuda incorporated special purpose reinsurer. Saltire Re I will be collateralised through share capital which will be owned by a syndicate of investors and aims read the full article →

Third-party capital providers to play growing role in catastrophe reinsurance market

The latest report on the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market in the second-quarter to emerge comes from Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA), the capital market divison of global broker Willis. The report looks back at issuance in Q2 2012, comments on specific deals and gives some insight into read the full article →

Investment capital flowing into re/insurance market might be stickier

Last Friday we wrote about the pressure that recent inflows of non-traditional capacity from capital market investment sources have placed on the traditional reinsurance market in Bermuda in our coverage of an analyst report on the Bermuda market. Now we've noticed that the Royal Gazette have covered similar comments from read the full article →