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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 →

Markel CATCo sets loss reserves for Dorian & Faxai, monitors Hagibis

Retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo Investment Management has now established specific loss reserves for recent catastrophes hurricane Dorian and typhoon Faxai.The manager also says it is monitoring more recent typhoon Hagibis, in case its impacts on Japan also warrant the setting up of any side pocket investments.Markel CATCo read the full article →

Rochdale ILW fund puts capital to work, grows, but Irma dents returns

Industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX), grew its net assets by 13% in the quarter to July 31st, but also saw fresh losses on two positions as hurricane Irma continued to develop.The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund is read the full article →

Markel CATCo begins returning capital to listed fund shareholders

Markel CATCo Investment Management has begun returning capital to shareholding investors in its listed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund, with almost $16 million set to be returns by way of an interim dividend.The Board of the Markel CATCo exchange listed managed fund recommended an orderly run-off of the fund’s portfolios of read the full article →

$10m insurance-linked notes from first Tullett Prebon deal list on BSX

Following the first successful catastrophe risk transaction to use the Tullett Prebon owned Insurance Linked Notes (ILN) platform, $10 million of insurance-linked securities (ILS) have now been listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX).The first issuance and settlement of catastrophe risk linked notes through the ILN platform was recently completed read the full article →

Tullett Prebon insurance-linked note platform completes first issuance

The Tullett Prebon owned Insurance Linked Notes (ILN) platform has successfully completed its first issuance and settlement of catastrophe risk linked notes, in a transaction involving at least one ILS fund manager in LGT ILS Partners.Tullett Prebon, the electronic and voice interdealer broker and part of the TP ICAP group, read the full article →

ILW trading increased on higher pricing at mid-year renewals: Aon

Industry loss warranty (ILW) trading picked up around the middle of the year, as tailwinds drove higher pricing and increased demand also played a factor in driving volumes up, according to Aon.The insurance and reinsurance brokers capital market unit Aon Securities reports that market pricing and clients willingness to pay read the full article →

Markel hires Brenton Slade as President of Lodgepine retro ILS play

Markel Corporation has hired Brenton "Brent" Slade from Hamilton Insurance Group to be the President of its newly launched retrocessional reinsurance ILS fund management unit Lodgepine Capital Management Limited.Brent Slade joins Lodgepine Capital Management Limited, the Markel owned retrocessional ILS fund operation based in Bermuda, from his most recent position read the full article →