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ILS P&C run-off fund invests in Italian med-mal, US general liability

The property & casualty run-off focused insurance-linked investment fund operated by the Credit Suisse insurance-linked strategies team and sub-advisor ILS Investment Management (ILSIM), completed a number of new transactions at the beginning of this year.The latest annual report from one of the reinsurance underwriting vehicles used by the run-off and read the full article →

ILS Capital Management’s 2019 portfolio delivers 10.5% by end of July

While loss creep, trapped collateral and the general ongoing impacts from prior year reinsurance related catastrophe losses continue to plague the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, it's important to remember that the asset class can still deliver significant value, in terms of investor returns.ILS and reinsurance linked investing as an asset read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene nears $1.5bn ACRA insurance-linked fund commitments

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has now taken the capital commitments raised for its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle to nearly $1.5 billion.Athene has been steadily raising third-party capital commitments for the Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle read the full article →

RenRe promotes Neuber to Treasurer, succeeds Dutt who maintains original focus

Bermudian reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe has promoted Matthew Neuber to the position of Corporate Treasurer, taking on the role from Aditya Dutt who remains the lead on RenRe's Ventures business (which includes much of the firms ILS activities), as well as corporate development and M&A.Matthew Neuber, already a Senior Vice President read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene in $750m share issue, to support ACRA insurance-linked fund

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has priced a $750 million issuance of preferred shares, the proceeds of which are set to partially fund deal commitments to its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle.The Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle read the full article →

Armour Group hires John Parry (ex-Lloyd’s) as CFO

Armour Group, the Bermuda-headquartered P&C legacy or run-off reinsurance specialist and founder of ILS Investment Management (ILSIM), has announced that it has hired former Lloyd's of London CFO as its new Group Chief Financial Officer.Parry, who left Lloyd's recently having helped it to begin a more serious search for participation read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene raises $1bn of $4bn target for ACRA insurance-linked fund

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has raised $1 billion of third-party capital commitments for its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle that will enable investors to participate alongside the insurer in private deals.Private equity and alternative investment specialist Apollo read the full article →

Twelve Capital takes 3% stake in retirement focused Just Group

Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked specialist investment fund manager Twelve Capital has taken a just over 3% equity stake in UK retirement income and insurance product provider Just Group plc.Stock exchange filings show that Twelve Capital's stake in Just Group passed the 3% of voting rights mark, meaning the read the full article →

Apollo said raising up to $5.5bn for insurance-linked fund strategies

Private equity and alternative investment specialist Apollo Global Management, LLC is reported to be out raising capital for a number of new investment funds, with as much as $5.5 billion said being raised for specific insurance-linked fund strategies.Among the funds being raised for is one strategy that will enable private read the full article →

ILS Capital Management delivered double-digit 2018 return to pension investor

While negative performance of ILS and collateralized reinsurance portfolios has been the talk of recent months, after the consecutive years of catastrophe loss activity, as ever performance is divergent in this market and ILS Capital Management was one of those that fared better in 2018.Bermuda headquartered ILS fund and investment read the full article →