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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 →

Jebi creep impacts ongoing, as loss threatens fresh reinsurance layers

The impacts to reinsurance and ILS players from the typhoon Jebi losses in Japan may still have a little further to run, as the escalation of the industry loss has hit fresh layers in reinsurance programs, we've learned.Sources in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market said that a typhoon Jebi final read the full article →

Rochdale ILW mutual fund continues net asset growth, rising 42%

City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX), an industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund, has continued to steadily grow its assets during its last reported quarter, although some loss impacts remain visible in the fund portfolio.The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund ($CNRLX) ILW focused reinsurance read the full article →

Markel CATCo listed fund shares fall -18% in May on loss creep

The continued loss creep that has affected reinsurance markets this year has hit the listed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund operated by Markel CATCo Investment Management, resulting in a decline of -18% in both share classes of the ILS fund in May.The latest net asset value (NAV) figures show that both read the full article →

PERILS acquires Canadian loss & exposure data firm CatIQ

PERILS AG, the Zurich headquartered provider of catastrophe loss data and indices, has announced that it has acquired Canadian loss and exposure data firm Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).Toronto based CatIQ provides catastrophe loss and exposure information in Canada, collecting event loss and exposure data from most of the read the full article →

Loss creep evident in combined $14.5bn Jebi, Trami, Japan rains claims from GIAJ

Reported claims figures for the typhoons and extreme rainfall event that struck Japan last year have risen significantly, with the latest figures from the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) totalling over US $14.5 billion.The insurance and reinsurance industry losses from these three Japanese events have escalated so far this read the full article →

Markel CATCo adds to 2017 & 2018 catastrophe loss reserves again

Markel CATCo Investment Management has increased its specific loss reserves for catastrophe events from both 2017 and 2018 again, further denting the net asset values of the shares of its CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund.This morning Markel CATCo Investment Management has announced that the latest loss notifications from cedant's show further read the full article →

Typhoon Jebi industry loss may settle at $15bn to $16bn: Analysts

The insurance and reinsurance industry wide loss from Japanese typhoon Jebi looks destined to rise even further, with analysts saying that industry participants they met with recently in Bermuda have suggested the loss may settle at between $15 billion to as much as $16 billion.The industry loss from the most read the full article →

First PCS triggered Japan ILW brokered by Willis Re

Property Claim Services (PCS) industry loss data aggregation and index reporting services for non-marine catastrophe losses in Japan has already been used for an industry loss warranty (ILW).We've learned that reinsurance broker Willis Re has become the first to structure and trade an industry loss triggered retrocessional risk transfer instrument read the full article →

Markel CATCo listed fund NAV’s rise for second consecutive month

The CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund, Markel CATCo Investment Management's stock exchange listed retrocession focused investment fund, has experienced a second consecutive month of positive returns for April, but the shares are still discounted well below the latest NAV's.This retrocessional reinsurance investment fund is heading towards an orderly run-off, which will read the full article →