Collateralized reinsurance news

News and articles about collateralized reinsurance transactions and collateralised reinsurance market trends.

Collateralised reinsurance simply refers to any fully-collateralised reinsurance transaction, be that securitised or not.

Collateralized reinsurance allows ILS funds, hedge funds, pension funds and unrated, third-party capitalised reinsurance vehicles to participate in major reinsurance programs as the contracts they write are fully-collateralised.

The collateral is put up by investors or third-party capital providers to cover in full the potential claims that could arise from the reinsurance contract.

Normally the collateral posted is equal to the full reinsurance contract limit, minus the net premiums charged for the protection.

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Gallagher’s WTW acquisitions to include ILS specialist Willis Re Securities

The pending acquisition of the majority of reinsurance broking unit Willis Re by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) will include insurance-linked securities (ILS) and capital market specialist unit Willis Re Securities. It was announced today that Gallagher has agreed to acquire a $3.57 billion package of assets from Willis Towers read the full article →

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority exploring reinsurance market entry

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth investment fund owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and tasked with investing funds on behalf of the Government of the Emirate, is looking to expand its activities in reinsurance with its own carrier and also insurance-linked securities (ILS), we're told. Sources read the full article →

Cat bond funds outperform private ILS funds, on average, in March

The overall insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market averaged a 0.22% return for March 2021, which was above average for the month but seemingly impacted by losses booked by a number of collateralized reinsurance and retrocession focused funds. After numerous insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds reported negative performance for February, largely due to read the full article →

TWIA returns for $250m+ Alamo Re cat bond renewal for 2021

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has returned to the catastrophe bond market with a $250 million or larger Alamo Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) transaction, which will go at least some of the way to renewing a soon to mature $400 million cat bond from 2018. For 2021, the Texas Windstorm read the full article →

PartnerRe CEO says “significant” third party capital growth helping

PartnerRe, the Bermuda headquartered, EXOR owned reinsurance company, is feeling the benefits from its increased haul of third-party reinsurance capital, according to CEO Jacques Bonneau. The reinsurance company reported its first-quarter results yesterday, saying that while it fall to a net loss of $66 million because of unrealised losses on fixed read the full article →

Aspen Capital Markets expanded to specialty & casualty lines

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, the Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance group, has expanded its use of third-party sources of reinsurance capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures to include activities in specialty and casualty lines of business. Aspen’s dedicated unit, Aspen Capital Markets, manages third-party capital and ILS funds or sidecars, connecting read the full article →

TransRe falls to property reinsurance underwriting loss in Q1

TransRe, the reinsurance underwriting brand of the Alleghany Corporation, saw its property reinsurance business fall to an underwriting loss in the first-quarter of the year, as elevated catastrophe claims dented performance. At the same time, TransRe has taken advantage of reinsurance market conditions to significantly expand its property reinsurance portfolio, underwriting read the full article →

AIG’s AlphaCat sees ILS assets shrink $400m to $3.8bn in Q1 2021

American International Group’s (AIG) insurance-linked securities and collateralized reinsurance activities under its dedicated ILS investment manager entity, AlphaCat Managers, were impacted by losses during the first-quarter of the year it appears, while assets under management shrank by almost 10%. Insurance-linked securities (ILS) assets under management at AlphaCat Managers fell by $400 read the full article →

US hurricane insured losses could rise 24%, EU flood 59% by 2050: RMS

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has said that average annual insurance industry losses from North Atlantic hurricanes could increase by 24% by 2050, while European floods could drive 59% more in insured losses by the same year. This is according to new risk models launched by RMS yesterday, as a suite read the full article →

Plurality of sponsor choice most important with new domiciles: Halm, CCR Re

With the entry of multiple new domiciles to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) arena in recent years, the most important feature of this is the plurality of choice it makes available to sponsors, rather than the chance of subsidies being made available, Mathieu Halm, Head of Retrocession and Strategy at CCR read the full article →