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Cat bond & ILW activity help drive PERILS-based transaction limit higher

An increase in use of PERILS industry loss triggers in industry-loss warranty (ILW) transactions focused on European windstorm risk, plus the buoyant catastrophe bond market, have helped to drive PERILS-based limits at risk up 11% to US $3.2 billion, as of the end of August. PERILS AG, the Zurich-headquartered provide of read the full article →

Titania Re cat bond an important part of Ariel Re’s strategy: CEO Mather

The recently completed $150 million Titania Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) catastrophe bond is an important part of Ariel Re's strategy, according to the reinsurance firm's CEO Ryan Mather, who also said that partnership with ILS investors is beneficial to the company,  its clients and its owners. Ariel Re entered the catastrophe read the full article →

Ariel Re secures $150m Titania Re cat bond at 14% drop in price

Global reinsurance firm Ariel Re has now finalised its first catastrophe bond to benefit its Lloyd’s of London Syndicate 1910 with a price drop of roughly 14%, as the coupon was fixed at the low-end of reduced guidance for its $150 million Titania Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) retro cat bond. Ariel read the full article →

Titania Re cat bond pricing looks set to fall roughly 10% for Ariel Re

The first catastrophe bond that will benefit reinsurance firm Ariel Re’s Lloyd’s of London Syndicate 1910 looks set to see its pricing fall by roughly 10%, as the marketed spreads dropped on the Titania Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) retro cat bond. Ariel Re entered the catastrophe bond market with its first read the full article →

Ariel Re’s Syndicate 1910 seeks first cat bond with $150m Titania Re

Another new sponsor has entered the catastrophe bond market, with Ariel Re's Lloyd's of London Syndicate 1910 set to benefit from a targeted $150 million of retro protection from a Titania Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) cat bond issuance, according to sources. Syndicate 1910 is the underwriting vehicle that private equity backed read the full article →

Industry-loss warranty (ILW) market softens YoY as capacity rises

Following conversations with a number of market sources, it seems that the market for industry-loss warranty (ILW) protection has softened year-on-year, following on the heels of the catastrophe bond market as capacity turns its attention to ILW's in the run up to the renewals. Just the other day we explained that read the full article →

Florida ILW price indications up as much as 50% year-on-year

With the Florida reinsurance renewals fast approaching, it's interesting to learn that indicative pricing for industry-loss warranty (ILW) protection covering hurricanes affecting the state is up significantly year-on-year, but actual market pricing may be flat or even down. Please read our update at the foot of this article. The market for read the full article →

ILW market attention shifting to mid-year hedges and Florida: Willis Re

The industry loss warranty (ILW) market saw pricing spike to levels aligned with the pre-mid year 2020 market, as attention shifts to arranging hedges and covering Florida exposures, broker Willis Re has said. The industry loss warranty (ILW) market, which is predominantly a source of capital market backed retrocessional reinsurance and read the full article →

In uncertain times, industry loss triggers make sense: Johansmeyer

In light of current market conditions and a heightened awareness about the hidden costs of UNL or indemnity business, it makes sense to leverage the industry loss index product, according to Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS. Industry loss metrics provided by PCS are extremely valuable for the industry and increasingly utilised read the full article →

Stonybrook automates ILW price sheets with ILWBroker.com service

Stonybrook Capital, a specialist strategic advisory and investment banking firm focused exclusively on the insurance and reinsurance industry, has developed a service to make pricing of industry loss warranty (ILW) contracts more readily available and transparent. We’ve highlighted issues surrounding the pricing of industry-loss warranties (ILW’s) and broker’s pricing sheets before, read the full article →