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ILW pricing rises after renewals for US, EU & JP coverage triggers

Indicative pricing for industry-loss warranty (ILW) structured retrocessional reinsurance protection has risen for U.S. and European wind and storm related perils, with some relatively significant increases seen at certain trigger levels.These recent increases to indicative ILS pricing and rates-on-line have only been applied to certain broker pricing sheets after the read the full article →

Lloyd’s plans for third-party & ILS capital appear pushed back

Lloyd’s of London appears to have lowered the priority level of its plans for welcome insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital into the insurance and reinsurance marketplace, as three other initiatives from its Blueprint One are set to be the immediate focus.When Lloyd's revealed its ambitious “Blueprint One” last September, the plan read the full article →

Brit raised third-party capital funds in 2019, shared fewer losses with investors

Specialty insurance and reinsurance player Brit Ltd. successfully raised new capital for its range of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and structures in 2019, while investors had a better year as well as the company shared much fewer losses with them.In reporting its results this morning, Brit's senior executive team explained read the full article →

Lancashire Capital Management anticipates mid-teen returns for 2019

Lancashire Capital Management Limited, the third-party capital collateralised reinsurance underwriting arm of specialty insurance and reinsurance group Lancashire Holdings Limited, expects to deliver an impressive mid-teen return to its investors from its investment strategy for 2019.Reflective of a year when rates were increasing and catastrophe losses and large risk losses read the full article →

AlphaCat income dips for AIG on Q4 catastrophes, but full-year up significantly

Investment income earned from the operations of its AlphaCat Managers ILS unit by global insurance giant American International Group (AIG) dipped in the fourth-quarter of 2019, likely due to the impact of significant catastrophe losses during the period. But for the full-year the ILS-related income earned by AIG is seen read the full article →

Lancashire’s third-party capital fees rise as transition to “harder stage of cycle” begins

Specialty insurance and reinsurance group Lancashire Holdings Limited has benefited from higher fees within its now rebranded third-party capital collateralised reinsurance underwriting arm Lancashire Capital Management Limited, a reflection of increasing assets under management.This coincides with the improvement in pricing in the global reinsurance and retrocession market, which CEO of read the full article →

Peak Re sees ILS capital as key, can help investors access Chinese risks: CEO Hahn

The ability to access the capital markets is key for reinsurers and with Hong Kong eager to establish itself as Asia’s insurance-linked securities (ILS) hub, Peak Re is well positioned to serve as a conduit between investors and Chinese property catastrophe risks.This is according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) read the full article →

Alternative capital helps Everest Re “dust off” Purple, grow retro 25%

Everest Re took advantage of market conditions around the January renewals to build a significantly larger book of retrocession business, leveraging its access to alternative reinsurance capital and use of catastrophe bonds to allow it to deploy capital into its Purple pillared retro product.Everest Re has repeatedly demonstrated an ability read the full article →

PGGM added $355m to Vermeer Re investment in 2019, to hit target $1bn cap

PGGM, the Dutch pension fund investment manager and the largest investor in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, made good on its option to upsize its allocation to Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd., the joint-venture vehicle that is managed by RenaissanceRe, taking Vermeer's total capitalisation to over $1 billion in 2019.Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd. read the full article →

IAG highlights “significant reinsurance recoveries” with more to come

Australian primary insurance group IAG has highlighted "significant reinsurance recoveries" made under its program in 2019, including around $280 million from its aggregate tower, with more to come as costs from the recent heavy rain event looks set to be capped by its reinsurance as well.IAG had already revealed that read the full article →