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CATCo listed fund NAV’s continue rise, but shares priced far below

On a net asset value (NAV) basis, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund continued to deliver positive NAV returns in July, but at the same time the share price continues to languish, as much as 135% below their net asset value in the case of one class.Of course, the CATCo Reinsurance read the full article →

Jebi above 1-in-40-year loss, development could continue: S&P

Typhoon Jebi's impacts on the global insurance and reinsurance market is already above the 1-in-40-year loss level, according to estimates from S&P Global Ratings, who also warn that further material developments cannot be ruled out.Typhoon Jebi will account for more than 15% of the top-20 global reinsurance firms catastrophe budgets, read the full article →

Jebi shows ILW triggers are better when official & supported

The rising insurance and reinsurance industry loss from 2018's typhoon Jebi in Japan has caused what some are privately terming chaos in the industry-loss warranty (ILW) market, as two widely used but unofficial trigger data sources still show estimates at below $10 billion.Industry loss warranties (ILW's) are relatively simple risk read the full article →

CATCo 2019 deals show 6% H1 return, but new side pockets needed

Despite the fact it is set for run-off it is interesting to note that the 2019 portfolio underwritten for the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund has delivered a 6% net asset value return in the first-half of the year to one class of shareholders.The CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund is being wound read the full article →

Markel CATCo begins listed retro ILS fund buy-backs

A schedule has now been set for the beginning of the share buy-backs for the listed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund operated by Markel CATCo Investment Management, with a portion of the shares of the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund set to be repurchased in September.The Board of the Markel CATCo exchange read the full article →

Markel won’t try to emulate CATCo, committed to ILS

Markel Corporation has no intention of emulating the well-known CATCo retrocession products within the new retro insurance-linked securities (ILS) platform the firm intends to launch for the end of the year.As revealed last week, the Markel CATCo unit and investment funds are now set to be wound down and capital read the full article →

Further Jebi loss creep may impact RenRe’s retro portfolio: CEO O’Donnell

If the loss creep linked to Japanese typhoon Jebi continues it has the potential to impact RenaissanceRe's retrocessional reinsurance underwriting book, according to the firms CEO.Kevin O'Donnell, the CEO of Bermuda headquartered reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe (RenRe), explained during his firms recent quarterly earnings call that the potential for further development read the full article →

Markel to launch new retro ILS platform, wind down CATCo funds

Markel Corporation said it is launching a new retrocessional reinsurance insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund platform, while at the same time announcing a winding down of the existing Markel CATCo fund operations.For Markel this is a chance to wipe the slate clean, by shuttering the old CATCo retrocessional reinsurance investment operations read the full article →

CATCo listed ILS fund NAV’s bounce up to 1.3% in June

After having reported further loss creep that dented the net asset value's of its listed retrocessional reinsurance fund shares in May, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund shows that premiums are still set to flow as its share classes returned up to 1.3% in June.The listed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund, that read the full article →

Markel puts lawsuits from ex-CATCo CEO’s Belisle & Fredricks behind it

Markel Corporation has reached the point where it can put the two lawsuits from the ex-CEO's of its Markel CATCo Investment Management unit behind it, having agreed terms to settle or close the cases.The insurance and reinsurance firm has reached agreements to settle both complains of wrongful dismissal and withholding read the full article →