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ILS should “build more bridges” from capital back to risk: Ruoff, Schroders Capital

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market needs to work to "build more bridges from capital markets back into the risk bearing markets" to drive continued growth, according to Stephan Ruoff, Global Head of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS), Schroders Capital. Speaking during an event this week, Ruoff explained that while the ILS industry is read the full article →

Hudson Structured upsizes investment in insurtech Branch

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., undertaking its insurance and reinsurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda, has invested in home and auto insurtech firm Branch for a second time, participating in a $50 million Series B fund raise. Previously, HSCM Bermuda co-led Branch’s $24 million Series A round, financing the technology-driven read the full article →

Renewed investor demand drives catastrophe bond spreads lower: Moody’s

In a new report referencing Artemis Deal Directory data, Moody's Investors Service highlights that renewed and rising demand for catastrophe bonds among insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors has served to drive spreads lower. As we've been explaining over recent weeks, spread tightening in the catastrophe bond issuance market has now driven multiples read the full article →

The only asset class that helps people rebuild after natural disasters

A core reason that insurance-linked securities (ILS), such as catastrophe bonds and other reinsurance linked investments, are considered as socially responsible investments by many allocators is the fact they deploy their capital into natural disaster recovery and rebuilding. While ESG, environment, social and governance factors, are now seen as becoming critical read the full article →

Miller hires Erik Manning from Peak Capital as Head of ILS

Insurance and reinsurance broker Miller, the newly independent and private equity funded broking group, has announced a further expansion into the insurance-linked securities (ILS) world, with the appointment of Erik Manning as Head of ILS. Manning was most recently the Co-CEO of Peak Capital, the ILS investment fund manager operation of read the full article →

ILS Capital’s Prospero Re in accident year improvement, but Jebi loss creep persisted

According to a rating report from KBRA, ILS Capital Management’s reinsurance company Prospero Re Ltd. reported an improved accident year combined ratio for 2020, but its calendar year result was affected by loss creep largely related to 2018's typhoon Jebi. Prospero Re Ltd. is the rated reinsurance vehicle of Bermuda headquartered read the full article →

Alliance of CEO’s call on G7 & world leaders to scale up climate risk transfer

With the G7 meeting in Cornwall, UK beginning tomorrow and the COP26 only five months away, CEO's of major global corporations are calling on world leaders to scale up climate risk transfer as part of the financial response to climate change. The Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders is a global community read the full article →

AXA shows pandemic BI impacts continue, with EUR300m settlement

This morning, global insurance company AXA has shown that business interruption impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt, with the company announcing a EUR 300 million settlement offer for French restaurants. Calling it an "amicable solution", AXA France said that it is "offering a clear financial solution to the read the full article →

Cat bond & related ILS to break Q2 and first-half issuance records

After a flurry of catastrophe bonds launched in recent days, it is now clear that issuance of new catastrophe bonds and other related insurance-linked securities (ILS) tracked here at Artemis will break the record for the second-quarter and also the first-half of 2021. We explained back in May that the market read the full article →

Coventry sees growing life settlement demand, promotes Kuchera

Coventry, a leading player in the market for life settlement investments, sees positive market momentum for this segment of insurance-linked investing and has made a key promotion to support expected growth. Coventry has completed more than $40 billion in longevity-linked transactions since its founding and is a specialists in enabling a read the full article →