Hiscox ILS assets hit $1.3bn in Q1, continues to manage the cycle

Global insurance and reinsurance specialist Hiscox has reported that its insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds recorded increased assets under management (AuM) to $1.3 billion in the first-quarter of 2017, while the firm continues to manage the softening cycle by shifting its underwriting focus. The re/insurance group reported earlier this year that Hiscox read the full article →

New appointments at Hiscox including Szakmary from Blue Capital

Hiscox Re, the reinsurance part of the Hiscox Re & ILS division, has announced a new hire and an executive change, as Adam Szakmary who left ILS manager Blue Capital Management recently. Another change at the company involves Michael Jedraszak, who is leaving from his role as Chief Investment Officer read the full article →

Hiscox Re ILS joins Hedge Fund Standards Board as signatory

Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd. has become the latest ILS investment fund manager to sign up to the Hedge Fund Standards Board, an organisation that brings hedge fund managers and investors together to set standards for the industry, as a signatory. Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies, which recently grew its read the full article →

Hiscox ILS assets grow to $1.25bn, contribution increases

Insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox continues to enjoy an increasing benefit from its ILS and Kiskadee Investment Managers platform, with its ILS assets under management now reaching $1.25 billion, helping it to generate increased fee and profit commission. In reporting its results today Hiscox underlines the importance of its ILS activities, read the full article →

Krefta to be CEO of Hiscox Re & ILS as Pinchin returns to London

Global insurance and reinsurance firm Hiscox today announced that Mike Krefta is to take over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hiscox Bermuda, Hiscox Re and insurance-linked securities (ILS), replacing Jeremy Pinchin. Pinchin today revealed that after a number of years in Bermuda as the CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, read the full article →

Kiskadee & ILS a bright spot for Hiscox, London market not so much

The continued growth and expansion of its insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investments business is one of the bright spots at re/insurer Hiscox Group, while its experience in the London market is less to write home about. Kiskadee Investment Managers, the Hiscox owned insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund and third-party reinsurance read the full article →

Hiscox to launch directly-collateralised reinsurance offering

Insurance and reinsurance firm Hiscox is expanding its insurance-linked securities (ILS) capabilities with the addition of a collateralised reinsurance offering, to complement its existing flagship Kiskadee ILS funds which already have over $1 billion of capital invested in them. Hiscox is also rebranding its ILS capabilities under Hiscox Re Insurance Linked read the full article →

ILS income from larger Kiskadee helps Hiscox results

The contribution made by its insurance-linked securities (ILS) business helped insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox to a good result, with the additional scale of the Kiskadee Investment Managers business increasingly adding income to the company. Around the mid-year reinsurance renewals Kiskadee Investment Managers, Hiscox's insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund and reinsurance linked read the full article →

Hiscox’s Kiskadee reaches $1bn ILS assets target ahead of plan

Kiskadee Investment Managers, the Hiscox owned insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund and reinsurance linked investment strategies unit, has reached its target of $1 billion of ILS assets under management ahead of target, passing the milestone in June. Specialist global insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox had expected that the Kiskadee platform would reach read the full article →

Hiscox Re underwrites 37% more premiums for Kiskadee in Q1 2016

Hiscox Re, the reinsurance arm of specialist global re/insurance group Hiscox, has underwritten 37% more in gross premiums for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund and reinsurance linked investment strategies unit Kiskadee Investment Managers in the first-quarter. As Kiskadee Investment Managers has increased in scale, growing its ILS assets under management to read the full article →