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Record catastrophe bond year ends with busy Q4 2020: Report

Catastrophe bond issuance reached record levels in 2020 and the busy year was topped-off with a record fourth-quarter as well, as the market demonstrated its resilience and ability to expand its relevance even under ongoing pandemic conditions, according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly report on read the full article →

Rating unchanged on ILS Capital’s Prospero Re after business plan update: KBRA

According to rating agency Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), the now approved updated business plan for ILS Capital Management's reinsurance company Prospero Re Ltd., which allows it to write both fully collateralized and traditional reinsurance with an element of leverage, does not warrant any change to the vehicles rating. Bermuda headquartered read the full article →

ILS Capital’s Prospero Re approved to write collateralized & traditional reinsurance

ILS Capital Management Ltd. has now received approval from the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) for an expansion of the operating model of its reinsurance company Prospero Re Ltd., which can now write both fully collateralized and traditional reinsurance with an element of leverage. We explained back in February that Bermuda headquartered read the full article →

Positive cat bond market momentum continues: Q3 2020 Report

The catastrophe bond market saw continued positive momentum throughout the third-quarter of 2020 and despite continued financial market uncertainty and volatility as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the result was an above-average quarter of issuance, according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly report on the read the full article →

Multiplicity Partners targets acquisitions of ILS side pockets

Multiplicity Partners, a boutique Zurich-based investment firm that specialises in secondary opportunities and providing liquidity solutions to holders of private market funds and distressed assets, is targeting the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space and wants to offer a solution to those experiencing trapped ILS collateral. Having been active in the secondary market read the full article →

Ledger Investing raises $10m Series A to scale-up ILS offering

Ledger Investing, an insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused venture-backed start-up, has announced raising a $10 million Series A round, as it looks to scale-up its platform and broaden the world of insurance securitization. The new financing round was led by AllegisNL Capital with participation from prior investors including, read the full article →

Ledger Investing hires Brad Fischtrom from AIG as Chief Operating Officer

Ledger Investing, an insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) venture-backed start-up, has made a key hire in taking AIG's Chief Risk Officer for North America General Insurance, Brad Fischtrom as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ledger Investing launched in 2016 with a goal to create a business-to-business marketplace for read the full article →

ILS Capital in landmark $57m trapped capital securitisation

ILS Capital Management Ltd., a Bermuda headquartered ILS fund and reinsurance investment manager, has successfully completed a landmark securitisation that reduces the level of trapped capital affecting its ILS funds and returns capital to investors, seeing it as the first ever securitisation of trapped ILS capital. In doing so, ILS Capital read the full article →

Hyperion X & Vario seeing “massive interest” for whole-account ILS product

Around six weeks into a joint collaboration to offer insurers and reinsurers a new collateralised whole-account reinsurance offering backed by insurance-linked securities (ILS), Hyperion X and Vario Partners LLP told us they are seeing significant interest. At the beginning of April we reported that Hyperion X, the data analytics focused entity read the full article →

Hyperion X partners with Vario to offer whole-account ILS coverage

Hyperion X, the data analytics focused entity of the Hyperion Insurance Group, the global broker and consultancy that includes RKH Reinsurance Brokers, is partnering with Vario Partners LLP to launch a collateralised whole-account reinsurance offering backed by insurance-linked securities (ILS). Vario Partners was launched as a specialist and capital markets focused read the full article →