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Swiss Re launches cat bond investment adviser, with Guatteri as CEO

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has set up a new insurance-linked securities (ILS) venture, launching an SEC registered investment adviser today named Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Advisors Corporation (SRILIAC), which will have a focus on catastrophe bond investment management. The move comes as the reinsurance giant continues to build-out and formalise read the full article →

ILS investor appetite expected to recover after 2021 lull: Swiss Re C-Suite

The senior leadership of global reinsurance company Swiss Re is bullish that insurance-linked securities (ILS) investor appetite will recover after a recent lull caused by losses and uncertainty, they explained at the firm's investor day yesterday. Thierry Léger, Group Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of Swiss Re, told the assembled investors and read the full article →

Swiss Re scales alternative capital & ILS towards $100m annual fee income

Global reinsurance company Swiss Re gave some insights into its growing Alternative Capital Partners business this morning, explaining that the annual fee income earned from alternative reinsurance capital activities and insurance-linked securities (ILS) management is on track for US $100 million. As we explained earlier this year, Swiss Re's alternative capital read the full article →

Sidecar & cat bonds help Swiss Re manage growing nat cat book

As Swiss Re grows its natural catastrophe exposures, which CEO Christian Mumenthaler today called "a core competence", the company is benefiting from its expanding use of alternative reinsurance capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS), CFO John Dacey explained. Swiss Re reported this morning that it achieved significant growth in its natural catastrophe read the full article →

Swiss Re grows ILS AuM to $3.2bn, expands PGGM & Sector sidecars: Interview

Swiss Re continued to expand its alternative reinsurance capital assets under management across the range of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures it manages for 2022, with notable successes in growing sidecar commitments for its PGGM-backed vehicle and its multi-investor Sector Re sidecar. Artemis spoke with Judy Klugman, Global Head of ILS Sales read the full article →

1863 an “investor friendly” ILS fund platform: Bisping, Swiss Re

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re developed its 1863 insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund platform to be "investor friendly" and has attempted to address some of the "structural inefficiencies" often seen in ILS products, according to Martin Bisping, CEO of the reinsurers' Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management Ltd (SRILIM) unit. Just last week, read the full article →

Alecta plans more ILS allocations, reflecting long-term perspective

Alecta, which is the largest pension fund in Sweden, intends to take a long-term view on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector and according to a report is planning to make further investments into reinsurance related risks through ILS strategies. Alecta was founded in 1917 and now manages occupational pensions for around read the full article →

Swiss Re gets $250m 1863 ILS fund investment from Swedish pension Alecta

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re, through its specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund management unit Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management Ltd (SRILIM), has secured a US $250 million investment into its 1863 ILS fund platform from the largest Swedish private pension Alecta. The reinsurer said this is a "substantial investment" from the read the full article →

No change to underwriting as Swiss Re’s ILS capital grows: Rüede

As third-party or alternative capital managed continues to grow for global reinsurance firm Swiss Re, the company is keen to stress that this doesn't mean any changes to its underwriting approach and standards, Philipp Rüede told us. Swiss Re has big ambitions in ILS capital management, seeing it as a core read the full article →

Swiss Re aims for the “best integrated capital franchise” – Rüede

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has continued to add to its growing haul of alternative capital, as its insurance-linked securities (ILS) management operations expand, and now the company targets continued growth, aiming to become the "best integrated capital franchise", according to Philipp Rüede, Head of Swiss Re's Alternative Capital Partners read the full article →