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Man Group to help investors access “attractive” insurance risk pools

Man Group, a global independent alternative and active investment management firm, is building out a range of capital solutions services of relevance to the insurance and reinsurance industry, which includes the ability to help third-party investors access returns derived from insurance risks. Man Group has a history in the insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Secondary perils can be “death by a thousand cuts” – Aeolus

Secondary perils require a particular level of focus, investment and effort, when it comes to modelling risks of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance portfolios, Aeolus Capital Management executives told us recently. Secondary perils are typically understood as the group of catastrophe and severe weather perils that are not considered "peak". But in read the full article →

Apollo / Athene target $60bn of premium float with ACRA sidecar

Investor and private equity specialist Apollo Global Management and its life and retirement reinsurance company Athene expect the Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) third-party capitalised sidecar vehicle could drive around $60 billion of premium float, from its initial capital pool of $3.2 billion. The Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) third-party capital read the full article →

ILS “particularly suitable for reducing tail risks” for investors: BAI

Despite the fact insurance-linked securities (ILS) themselves have the tail-risk of major global natural catastrophe events firmly embedded in the asset class, as part of a broader alternatives allocation ILS are "particularly suitable for reducing tail risks" in investor portfolios, according to the BAI. The German association for alternative investments, the read the full article →

Aeolus Capital Management on the importance of climate models: Interview

For our latest Artemis Live video interview we explored the importance of climate risk models in the management of portfolios of reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS), with senior executives from Aeolus Capital Management. Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. is a specialist reinsurance and retrocession investment fund manager that targets largely property catastrophe read the full article →

Athene uses ACRA sidecar in $4.9bn pension risk transfer, fees rise

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance company majority owned by investor and private equity specialist Apollo Global, put third-party capital from its Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) sidecar to work in a huge $4.9 billion pension risk transfer deal. Athene said this week that it has successfully closed a read the full article →

Global Atlantic uses Ivy Re sidecar in $4.8bn AXA China life reinsurance deal

United States based life, retirement and annuities insurance and reinsurance company Global Atlantic Financial Group is expanding its reach, with its first closed life block reinsurance deal outside the US, in which it has again put third-party capital from its Ivy Re sidecar-like structure to work. Global Atlantic, which is a read the full article →

R&Q novates four portfolios related to the ILS P&C run-off fund

Randall & Quilter (R&Q) Investment Holdings, the specialist non-life insurance and reinsurance legacy investor and program manager, has novated four portfolio agreements related to ILS P&C Re, the property & casualty run-off focused insurance-linked investment fund linked to Credit Suisse and sub-advisor ILS Investment Management (ILSIM). R&Q said this morning that read the full article →

RenRe raises $132m of new capital for Medici ILS and cat bond fund

RenaissanceRe, the global reinsurer and third-party reinsurance capital manager, had raised $132 million of new capital for its largely catastrophe bond focused insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund Medici through April 1st this year. RenaissanceRe (RenRe) has had a lot of success in raising new funds for its range of ILS and collateralized read the full article →

Aeolus hires Amit Patel from Aksia as Client Portfolio Manager

Aeolus Capital Management Ltd., the Bermuda based reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused investment fund manager, has hired experienced alternative investments research and portfolio advisory specialist Amit Patel from Aksia LLC. Patel has been providing investor clients with research and advisory on alternative investments for more than a decade at Aksia, read the full article →