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Schroders acquires full ownership of Secquaero, increases stake to 100%

Global asset management group Schroders has taken its ownership stake in Swiss ILS & reinsurance investments specialist Secquaero Advisors AG to 100%.Schroders sees this as a reinforcement of its increasingly important Private Assets business, of which insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and other reinsurance linked investment strategies have become increasingly read the full article →

RenaissanceRe further extends maturity of Fibonacci Re ILS notes

Bermudian reinsurance firm and third-party capital manager RenaissanceRe has opted for another extension of maturity for the remaining insurance-linked securities (ILS) notes from its Fibonacci Re Ltd. vehicle’s 2017 and 2018 issuances.The catastrophe bond like structure has seen its maturity dates extended repeatedly, presumably to allow for the collateral to read the full article →

Artex promotes Thompsett to COO, Marshall to CFO

Artex Risk Solutions, one of the largest insurance management firms and a key facilitator in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance space, has announced two senior promotions, naming a new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.Stephen Thompsett, who has been with Artex since 2018 in his most recent read the full article →

Eclipse Re vehicle issues new $30m private catastrophe bond

Eclipse Re Ltd., a special purpose insurance and segregated accounts company that was originally launched by Horseshoe Group and Rewire Securities LLC has issued a $30 million tranche of Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2019-03A) private catastrophe bond notes.Eclipse Re is a vehicle that can be used by insurance-linked securities (ILS) read the full article →

Majority of ILS Advisers tracked funds negative in May 2019. Index falls to -1.13%

Only 5 of the 33 insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds tracked by ILS Advisers reported positive returns in May 2019, as catastrophe loss creep and cat bond price pressure dented sector returns, resulting in the Index falling to a negative -1.13% for the month.That's the lowest monthly return for the Eurekahedge read the full article →

Vida Capital, ILS manager Merion Square’s JV partner, to be acquired

Vida Capital, Inc., an alternative asset manager focused on non-correlating investment classes and a joint-venture partner in insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset manager Merion Square Capital LLC, is being acquired.RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners have teamed up to enter into a definitive agreement to acquire Vida Capital, Inc.The Vida read the full article →

Singapore to refine ILS infrastructure to support innovation: Gillian Tan, MAS

Singapore is acutely aware that it needs to continue to innovate if it is to achieve its goal of becoming a key insurance-linked securities (ILS) hub for the Asia region, as well as to support the widest range of ILS transactions possible.Speaking at our ILS Asia 2019 conference held in read the full article →

Bermuda ILS related re/insurer registrations rose slightly in H1 2019

Registrations for new insurance and reinsurance vehicles that are related to catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities (ILS) use-cases have risen slightly in the first-half of 2019.This is promising for ILS, catastrophe bond and collateralized reinsurance market activity over the rest of the year, as despite the impacts of heavy read the full article →

Education, experience key to developing Asia’s ILS market: ILS Asia 2019 speakers

Yesterday Artemis held its fourth annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Singapore. ILS Asia 2019 saw 180 attendees from across the globe converge on the country, to hear insightful discussions on the state of ILS in Asia.The key takeaway of the day for me was that education is still absolutely read the full article →

New PFIC regs released, relevant to ILS & hedge fund reinsurance strategies

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury has published a new set of proposed regulations relating to passive foreign investment companies (PFICs), which are relevant to many in insurance and reinsurance, but have particular relevance to certain ILS and hedge fund reinsurer strategies it seems.The updates to read the full article →