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Munich Re Ventures raises $500m fund, surpasses $1bn of assets

Munich Re Ventures, the insurtech and related risk technology investment arm of the global reinsurance company, has closed a $500 million capital raise for a new Munich Re Fund II and now looks to broaden its approach to investing in the most innovative start-ups transforming the future of risk. Munich Re read the full article →

Ledger Investing adds Hancock (ex-AIG CEO) to Board, hires Rajiv Punja as CIO

Ledger Investing, the insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused venture-backed company, has appointed former AIG CEO Peter Hancock to its Board of Directors and also hired ILS executive Rajiv Punja as its Chief Investment Officer. Hancock has significant and high-profile experience gained across the banking, insurance, reinsurance and capital read the full article →

Tech to drive greater standardisation & ILS participation: Prospectus 2021

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is currently experiencing somewhat of a flight to simplicity, and with technology led risk transfer solutions set to drive greater standardisation, it's expected that the capital markets will be able to participate more readily as a result. To close the very first Prospectus 2021 re/insurance and read the full article →

1347 PIH names Swets CEO, reveals $237.75m SPAC connection

1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. continues its transition towards a strategy focused on reinsurance and investment management and has now named interim CEO Larry Swets as its new permanent CEO, while also announcing a name change to FG Financial Group, Inc. In addition, the company which is converting to a reinsurance read the full article →

Ledger Investing raises $10m Series A to scale-up ILS offering

Ledger Investing, an insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused venture-backed start-up, has announced raising a $10 million Series A round, as it looks to scale-up its platform and broaden the world of insurance securitization. The new financing round was led by AllegisNL Capital with participation from prior investors including, read the full article →

Ledger Investing hires Brad Fischtrom from AIG as Chief Operating Officer

Ledger Investing, an insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) venture-backed start-up, has made a key hire in taking AIG's Chief Risk Officer for North America General Insurance, Brad Fischtrom as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ledger Investing launched in 2016 with a goal to create a business-to-business marketplace for read the full article →

Markel hopes to add new ILS inflows during second-half: Co-CEO Whitt

Markel Corporation hopes to see fresh inflows coming into its insurance-linked securities (ILS) business in the second-half of 2020, as the capital markets become less volatile and investor confidence recovers, according to Co-CEO Richie Whitt. As we explained yesterday, insurance-linked securities (ILS) assets under management have declined at Markel's flagship ILS read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Matt Jones, Anthemis

Matt Jones, Principal at financial technology (fintech), insurance or reinsurance technology (insurtech) venture capital investment firm Anthemis joined us for the latest in our series of video interviews. All of our Artemis Live video interviews can be accessed directly from our YouTube Channel and we have more interesting discussions with leaders read the full article →

ILS to drive “increasing advantages & profitability” for Markel: Co-CEO’s

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) is seen as one of the cylinders of the insurance and reinsurance engine for Markel Corporation and the firm's CO-CEO's Thomas Gayner and Richard Whitt see ILS driving "increasing advantages and profitability" for the company with its leading position set to help it scale in the space. Having read the full article →

We’re all in on ILS, because it’s the future: Markel Co-CEO Whitt

Speaking yesterday to an audience at the InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas, Markel Co-CEO Richard Whitt explained that his company is going all in on insurance-linked securities (ILS). Richard R. Whitt, III, one of the Co-Chief Executive Officer's of insurance and reinsurance group Markel Corporation, explained that alongside the technological trends read the full article →