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Markel CATCo listed retro fund adds new director

Markel CATCo Investment Management has added a new director to its stock exchange listed and in run-off retrocessional reinsurance focused investment strategy, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd.The Board of the retro reinsurance fund announced that they have appointed Arthur Jones as a non-executive Director effective yesterday. Jones will also read the full article →

PERILS investigates Venice & UK floods and Australian bush fires

Industry backed catastrophe loss data aggregator and estimator PERILS AG is investigating three recent events around the globe, to establish whether they will meet the various thresholds for each region and peril to warrant regular reporting.Severe weather has led to a number of catastrophe events in countries where PERILS tracks read the full article →

CATCo sees 25% Hagibis, Faxai & Dorian hit to 2019 capital deployed

Retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo Investment Management expects that the combined impacts of recent catastrophe events typhoon Hagibis, typhoon Faxai and hurricane Dorian will result in a roughly 25% impact to capital deployed in the 2019 portfolio of its listed fund.Markel CATCo has today revealed its potential exposure read the full article →

Irma loss creep still evident, but reinsurance impact slowing

Loss creep from hurricane Irma has remained evident for the major insurers operating in Florida in the third-quarter of the year, but the impact to reinsurance markets is slowing and the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF) has been soaking up much of the new claims inflation, at least from larger read the full article →

ILW demand rising, prices could soar for Japanese wind triggers

Indicative pricing for Japanese wind exposed industry-loss warranty (ILW) backed retrocessional reinsurance protection have risen significantly in response to the now consecutive years of heavy Japan typhoon losses, as well as nervousness over where current loss estimates will be finalised.At the same time, we're told demand for ILW capacity covering read the full article →

PERILS expands loss aggregation services to include New Zealand

PERILS AG, the Zurich based provider of industry-wide catastrophe exposure, industry loss data and indices, is expanding its services to include New Zealand.PERILS, which is a non-profit but industry-supported service provider, already collects and distributes data on catastrophe insurance and reinsurance losses in Australia, so adding New Zealand is a read the full article →

PCS launches industry estimates for large risk losses globally

Property Claim Services (PCS) has launched its second new service offering in as many days, announcing a service that will track global large onshore property losses of $500 million or greater, marking the loss data aggregator's latest expansion into the specialty lines arena.Just yesterday, PCS announced the launch of new read the full article →

PCS launches AUS, NZ, SE Asia industry loss estimates & indices

Property Claim Services (PCS) is greatly expanding its range of industry loss data aggregation and index reporting services to include Australia, New Zealand and also the Southeast Asia region, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for its products.PCS, a division of Verisk, said that significant global reinsurance market read the full article →

Markel CATCo begins listed retro fund share buybacks

As part of its efforts to run-off its portfolios of retrocessional reinsurance and return capital to its investors, Markel CATCo Investment Management has executed its first share buyback for the exchange listed ILS fund CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd.The Board of the Markel CATCo managed retro reinsurance fund had previously read the full article →

Hagibis flood loss alone could reach $10bn, retro ILS most at risk: Twelve Capital

Industry losses from the flood driven damage of typhoon Hagibis could reach into the double-digit billion dollar range, according to ILS manager Twelve Capital, who also highlighted that in the ILS market it is collateralised retrocession that appears most at risk of performance impacts.Specialist ILS and reinsurance fund manager Twelve read the full article →