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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 →