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Aeolus Capital Management hires Dailey from RMS as Head of Research

Aeolus Capital Management Ltd., the Bermuda based reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused investment fund manager, has announced a new senior hire to its research division, with Dr. Peter Dailey set to joins as Head of Research. Dailey was most recently at catastrophe risk modeller RMS where he held the position read the full article →

Athene’s ACRA sidecar fee income hit $22m in 2020, ACRA assets pass $25bn

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance company majority owned by investor and private equity specialist Apollo Global, saw another healthy quarter of management fee income from its Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) sidecar vehicle in Q4 2020. Athene has reported another $8 million of management fees earned from the read the full article →

KKR deepens Global Atlantic’s “access to long-term strategic capital” – CEO

Insurance-linked synergies are rife in the just completed transaction that saw private equity and buyout giant KKR & Co. L.P. (or Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) acquiring life and retirement focused insurance and reinsurance firm Global Atlantic Financial Group. The pair announced the completion of the strategic transaction yesterday and Global Atlantic now read the full article →

ILS & reinsurance add to Bermuda investment fund growth through 2020

Bermuda has benefited from a robust year for insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other areas of reinsurance related investment through 2020, with assets under management of investment funds located in the domicile increasing during the year, as new private and closed fund structures have also been established. There appears to have been read the full article →

Fermat Capital Management lifts cat bond & ILS assets to $7.5bn

Fermat Capital Management LLC, the Westport, Connecticut headquartered investment fund manager that, has lifted its catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) assets under management to $7.5 billion before the end of 2020. In fact, the latest figure we have for Fermat Capital Management's catastrophe bond and ILS assets under management is read the full article →

Ivy Re sidecar helps Global Atlantic on $8.5bn reinsurance deal with Unum

United States life, retirement and annuities insurance and reinsurance company Global Atlantic continues to deploy capital from its co-investment vehicle named Ivy, which operates like a sidecar structure, with the structure participating in an $8.5 billion reinsurance transaction with Unum Group. The reinsurance transaction featured a closed block of seasoned individual read the full article →

Brookfield Asset Management launches reinsurer targeting annuity premium float

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., the giant Canadian headquartered alternative asset manager that has around $575 billion of assets under management, is expanding in the reinsurance space with an annuities strategy through which it expects to secure up to $10 billion of additional float at the start. Brookfield is just the latest read the full article →

Athene’s ACRA sidecar management fees triple quarter-on-quarter

As its Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) sidecar vehicle begins to scale up, Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance company majority owned by investor and private equity specialist Apollo Global has seen a tripling of management fees earned quarter-on-quarter. At the same time, Athene continues to have significant firepower read the full article →

Global Atlantic puts Ivy Re sidecar to work in $5.7bn annuity reinsurance deal

Leading United States life, retirement and annuities insurance and reinsurance company Global Atlantic has put its co-investment vehicle named Ivy, which operates as a kind of sidecar structure, to work in a $5.7 billion annuity reinsurance deal with American Financial Group affiliate, Great American Life Insurance Company. It's the first time read the full article →

New Mexico state pension adds $25m to ILS Capital allocation: Report

The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, a near $13.5 billion pension fund for the state of New Mexico’s education sector employees, is reported to have allocated an additional $25 million to insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager ILS Capital Management. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board already had a roughly $125 million read the full article →