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Ledger Investing adds investment manager Gutterman as Advisor

Ledger Investing, the insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) start-up that aims to enhance the way re/insurers fund their risks using securitisation and tech, has added a new Advisor to its team.Joining Ledger is Ian Gutterman, an investment and portfolio manager with over twenty years of experience managing complex read the full article →

Ledger closes non-standard auto insurance securitization with AlphaCat

Insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) start-up Ledger Investing has successfully completed its first transaction, directly securitizing a portfolio of non-standard passenger auto insurance between an MGA and the AIG-owned ILS fund manager AlphaCat.The transaction is a step away from the more typical property catastrophe risk exposures that are read the full article →

Ledger Investing raise $5m seed round for insurance securitization platform

Insurtech start-up Ledger Investing, which counts ex-AIG capital markets head Samir Shah as its CEO, is in the process of completing a $5 million round of seed funding to help it build out its insurance risk securitization platform and expand its team.Ledger Investing is creating a platform that will allow read the full article →

Vario Partners adds Michael Watson as non-exec

Vario Partners, the specialist risk advisor launched in late 2014 by three former PwC exec’s to connect portfolios of insurance or reinsurance risk with capital market investors through securitisation or ILS structures, has appointed industry veteran Michael Watson as a non-executive director.Michael Watson will join Vario in a non-executive capacity, read the full article →

Samir Shah to lead insurtech risk securitisation start-up Ledger Investing

Samir Shah, the ex-Head of Insurance Capital Markets at AIG, has joined Ledger Investing as Chairman and CEO. The Silicon Valley backed insurtech start-up is focused on creating a business-to-business marketplace for the securitisation of insurance risk, a vision Shah has helped to crystalise.Ledger Investing has been targeting the world read the full article →

Vario Partners hires Heads of Research & Investment

Vario Partners, a specialist risk advisor launched in late 2014 by three former PwC exec’s to connect portfolios of insurance or reinsurance risk with capital market investors through securitisation or ILS structures, has added two new hires to its team as it readies itself for the January 2017 renewal.Vario intends read the full article →

Shanghai Insurance Exchange could launch within days

The anticipated Shanghai Insurance Exchange could launch as early as this weekend, according to reports in Chinese news media. While product specifics remain private, reports suggest the exchange will facilitate insurance derivatives and other forms of risk securitization at some stage.With $343 million (2.235bn yuan) of required financing being secured read the full article →

Hudson Structured secures $250m anchor investment from Blackstone

Hudson Structured Capital Management, the insurance, reinsurance and transportation linked investment firm set up by ex-Goldman Sachs structured products leader Michael Millette, has closed on and secured its $250m anchor investment from Blackstone, Artemis has learned.Hudson Structured Capital Management launched in the second-half of 2015 as an investment management firm read the full article →

Shanghai Insurance Exchange financing secured, launch nears

Local Chinese news media reports that a launch of the Shanghai Insurance Exchange is edging ever nearer, with a reported 91 companies having agreed to contribute a combined $343 million (2.235bn yuan) of capital to launch the exchange.Noise of China’s plans to establish the Shanghai Insurance Exchange first circulated back read the full article →

Blackstone to be anchor investor in Millette’s Hudson Structured funds

Ex-Goldman Sachs structured products head Michael Millette has lined up one of the world's leading asset management groups as an anchor investor in the funds to be launched by his new venture Hudson Structured Capital Management.Hudson Structured Capital Management, which will operate a fund offering insurance and reinsurance linked investments, read the full article →