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.


ILS essential to modern reinsurance & risk management: Peak Re CEO Hahn

With PMLs continuing to rise across numerous parts of emerging Asia, the need for insurance-linked securities (ILS) or alternative reinsurance capital is becoming increasingly vital, according to executives at Hong Kong domiciled reinsurer, Peak Re. Speaking today during a keynote presentation and Q&A session for the Artemis ILS Asia 2020 online read the full article →

Jutta Kath to depart Schroder Secquaero

We understand that Head of Transaction Management Jutta Kath is to retire early from her position at Schroder Secquaero, the specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) manager and part of global asset manager Schroders. The departure comes in the midst of preparations for a switch in senior management at the company, as current read the full article →

Bermuda market share of alternative capital reached 73% in 2018

The Bermuda insurance and reinsurance market's share of global alternative capital capacity accelerated in 2018 to reach an impressive $71 billion, or roughly 73%, as capital raising flowed to Bermuda-based ILS structures and funds. As alternative capital in insurance and reinsurance, from the dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers, reinsurer joint-ventures read the full article →

Pioneer ILS Interval fund shrinks, but returns beat benchmark

The Pioneer ILS Interval Fund, a dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused mutual investment fund strategy operated by Amundi Pioneer Investment Management, saw its assets under management shrink by around 2.4% in the last quarter of record, but in the six months at April 30th delivered benchmark beating returns. Having returned to read the full article →

AXA XL helps Bluefire with personal auto collateralised reinsurance deal

The transaction is the first personal auto reinsurance transaction backed by alternative capital that AXA XL has completed in Bermuda, helping long-time MGA partner Bluefire to reduce its exposure in a capital efficient manner. AXA XL Reinsurance in Bermuda and Bluefire have collaborated since 2014 and this partnership was strengthened in read the full article →

Fragile market, perhaps significant ILS capital trapping, to sustain rates – CS analysts

The reinsurance marketplace remains fragile after a number of years of subpar returns and more recent stresses, which is expected to help price increases continue into 2021, albeit at decelerating positive rate levels, according to equity analysts at Credit Suisse. Having spoken with reinsurers and also insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector experts, read the full article →

Irma loss creep may accelerate as statute runs down, warns A.M. Best

Loss creep from 2017's hurricane Irma may accelerate over the next few months as the statute of limitations for filing claims approaches in September, rating agency A.M. Best warned today. Policyholders have a three-year window to file property insurance claims from hurricanes in Florida and for hurricane Irma that will expire read the full article →

Unipol set to secure €100m Azzurro Re II cat bond within price guidance

Italian primary insurance company UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A. looks set to secure its latest catastrophe bond backed source of reinsurance coverage within the initial price guidance and with the European earthquake catastrophe bond Azzurro Re II DAC (Series 2020-1) still on target at EUR 100 million. Many cat bonds issued in recent read the full article →

United (UPC) reports $30m Q2 catastrophe losses, after reinsurance

Florida headquartered, expansive catastrophe exposed primary property insurer United Insurance Holdings (UPC Insurance) has pre-reported an expected $30 million pre-tax hit from numerous catastrophe and severe weather events that struck its book of business in the second-quarter. The $30 million pre-tax hit is after accounting for any reinsurance recoveries made by read the full article →

Amid Covid-19, Guernsey never missed a beat: ILS Insight

In spite of the unprecedented impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on sectors of all shapes and sizes, when it comes to servicing the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector during this challenging time, Guernsey did not miss a beat. This is according to Jutta Kath, Head of Transaction Management at Schroder Secquaero, who, read the full article →