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American Equity plans sidecars for third-party annuity reinsurance capital

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, a US annuity insurance and investment company, is planning to establish sidecar structures to bring third-party reinsurance capital into its operation and generate additional fee income for its business. It's the latest evidence of a growing wave of use of third-party institutional investor capital to read the full article →

Hudson Structured backs $1.65bn life & annuity start-up Martello Re

Hudson Structured Capital Management (HSCM), the reinsurance, insurtech, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and transportation focused investment manager, has participated in the launch financing of a new life and annuity reinsurance firm named Martello Re Limited. Martello Re has been launched as a new Class E Bermuda-based life and annuity reinsurance company. The company read the full article →

Brookfield Asset Management gets rating for Cayman reinsurer North End Re

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., the giant Canadian headquartered alternative asset manager that has around $575 billion of assets under management, continues to expand its reinsurance operations with a rating from AM Best now secured for its Cayman Islands based reinsurer North End Re (Cayman) SPC. Brookfield Asset Management became the latest 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 →

Hedge fund backed annuity & life insurer Knighthead gets rated

A new hedge fund backed annuity and life insurance company has received its rating, showing that the trend towards leveraging hedge fund strategies to boost insurance or reinsurance company performance is expanding. Typically hedge fund strategy reinsurance firms are the subject that generates most interest in this area, as property and read the full article →

Annuity reinsurance; a new avenue for the convergence market to explore?

The convergence sector of the reinsurance market, where capital market money from investors is put to work in re/insurance transactions which are typically fully-collateralized, is primarily focused on writing high-yielding lines of business such as peak catastrophe risk. Some collateralized and convergence market players dabble in other segments of the read the full article →