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Red Cross cat bond an impressive example of humanitarian ILS: Plenum

The recent completion of the world’s first pure volcanic risk catastrophe bond for its sponsor the Danish Red Cross, is an impressive example of the use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in the humanitarian field, according to one of the investors in the bond, Plenum Investments AG. The first volcano cat bond read the full article →

Red Cross cat bond demonstrates Guernsey’s ILS credentials: Aon

The recent completion of the world's first pure volcanic risk catastrophe bond is a demonstration of Guernsey's insurance-linked securities (ILS) credentials, Paul Sykes, Managing Director at Aon has said. The volcano catastrophe bond, which was issued on behalf of sponsoring organisation the Danish Red Cross, was domiciled in Guernsey and drew read the full article →

Replexus launched as ILS securitisation facilitator by Cedric Edmonds

A new insurance-linked securities (ILS) risk securitisation facilitator and risk transfer consultancy named Replexus Group has been launched by Cedric Edmonds, formerly at Swiss ILS manager Solidum Partners. Edmonds left Solidum in recent months, returning to the United Kingdom to launch a new venture. During his time at Solidum Partners, Edmonds had read the full article →

Solidum issues $12m private catastrophe bond using ILSBlockchain

Solidum Partners, the Swiss specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager, has completed a $12 million Jungfrau IC Limited 2019 private catastrophe bond issuance, which is the fourth to use the firms blockchain system. Solidum Partners became the first in the world to create and settle a securitised catastrophe reinsurance contract read the full article →

Solidum joins The International Stock Exchange (TISE) as member to list ILS

Solidum Partners AG has signed up one of its subsidiaries as a member of Guernsey headquartered The International Stock Exchange (TISE), providing the firm with the ability to arrange and sponsor listings of insurance-linked securities on the exchange. The TISE was previously known as the Channel Islands Securities Exchange but changed read the full article →

Lombard Odier the investor behind blockchain cat bond trade

Asset manager Lombard Odier was one of the investors that participated in the first blockchain based secondary trade of catastrophe bond notes, as the firm's ILS investment team purchased a chunk of the near $15 million Dom Re IC Limited 2017 private cat bond. The Insurance-Linked Strategies (ILS) team at Lombard read the full article →

First ILS secondary trade on a blockchain completed

Solidum Partners AG, the Swiss based catastrophe bond and ILS investment fund manager, has successfully completed the first ILS secondary trade on a blockchain, after a new investor member joined its private ILSBlockchain and entered into the transaction with one of Solidum's funds. Solidum Partners completed an innovative private catastrophe bond read the full article →