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Pillar Capital ILS fund income recovers in 2019 for Alleghany

Income earned from its stake in specialist insurance and reinsurance linked ILS asset manager Pillar Capital and its funds has risen significantly in 2019, as catastrophe loss activity clearly had less of an impact during the year.Having reported an investment loss of -$1.7. million for 2017 and an even more read the full article →

Pillar Capital lifts ILS assets managed 68% over 2019 to reach $1.73bn

Pillar Capital Management Limited, a Bermuda headquartered specialist collateralized reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager, has achieved impressive growth in assets under management over the last year.Pillar Capital, which was originally founded back in 2008 as Juniperus Capital, but rebranded to Pillar in 2012, the same year that Transatlantic read the full article →

Nephila a reinsurer to Boost-backed cyber risk insurtech Cowbell

Nephila Capital, the largest manager of mainly catastrophe and weather insurance linked securities and reinsurance linked assets, has lined up as one of the reinsurers supporting a technology-led cyber insurance company named Cowbell Cyber, signalling a step in the direction of specialty lines underwriting.Cowbell Cyber is an insurtech that leverages read the full article →

Nephila using Phinsys tech to support Lloyd’s managing agency efficiency

Nephila Capital, the largest investment manager of insurance and reinsurance linked securities (ILS) and weather risk assets, is working with financial technology software and service provider Phinsys on the launch of its Lloyd's managing agency.Nephila, through its recently approved and soon to launch independent Lloyd’s managing agency Nephila Syndicate Management read the full article →

Nephila could expand capacity for January if price improvements continue

In a sign that reinsurance market pricing has returned to more rational levels, the largest manager of catastrophe and weather insurance linked assets, Nephila Capital, could seek to expand its capacity for the January renewals if price improvements seen continued.That's according to analysts from Morgan Stanley who met with one read the full article →

Nephila’s independent Lloyd’s managing agency ready for launch

Nephila Capital, the largest investment manager of insurance and reinsurance linked securities (ILS) and weather risk assets, is nearing launch of its own independent Lloyd’s managing agency.Assisted by Lloyd's servicer and third party managing agent Asta, Nephila Capital is ready to launch its Nephila Syndicate Management Ltd. managing agency at read the full article →

Pillar Capital ILS related income continues to rebound for Alleghany

Financial services insurance and reinsurance group Alleghany Corporation has reported a continuation of the rebound in income earned from its stake and investments in specialist insurance and reinsurance linked ILS asset manager Pillar Capital and its funds.Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Pillar Capital was, as you'd expect, hit by the read the full article →

2018 catastrophes hit Alleghany’s income from ILS manager Pillar Capital

Financial services insurance and reinsurance group Alleghany Corporation reported a negative investment income hit from its equity investments in specialist insurance and reinsurance linked ILS asset manager Pillar Capital and its funds for 2018.In fact the 2018 catastrophe losses appear to have hit the investment harder than those in 2017, read the full article →

Alleghany’s Pillar Capital income dented again by 2017 catastrophes

Financial services insurance and reinsurance group Alleghany Corporation has continued to experience negative impacts from the 2017 hurricanes and catastrophe events through its equity investments in specialist insurance and reinsurance linked ILS asset manager Pillar Capital and its funds.Alleghany Corporation and its reinsurance entity TransRe have an ownership stake and read the full article →

Nephila approved for managing agency at Lloyd’s, announces new hires

Nephila Capital, the largest manager of catastrophe and weather insurance and reinsurance linked investment funds, has had its application to transition to operating its own managing agency at Lloyd's approved by the market Board and has announced a number of hires.Nephila Capital has been operating Lloyd's of London Syndicate 2357 read the full article →