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Asia market development to support non-cat ILS growth: Panellists

Investments in non-catastrophe insurance-linked securities (ILS) can bring some significant benefits to investors, but for this market to develop in Asia, the region’s primary insurance market needs to evolve, according to industry experts. Today, Artemis held a virtual panel discussion with main sponsor Vesttoo, as an extension of our ILS Asia read the full article →

Coventry sees growing life settlement demand, promotes Kuchera

Coventry, a leading player in the market for life settlement investments, sees positive market momentum for this segment of insurance-linked investing and has made a key promotion to support expected growth. Coventry has completed more than $40 billion in longevity-linked transactions since its founding and is a specialists in enabling a read the full article →

Schroders ILS assets rise to $4bn by end of Q1 2021

Global investment manager Schroders has experienced strong demand for its insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund strategies through the last year or so, growing its ILS assets under management by around one-third to approximately $4 billion by the end of Q1 2021. The investment manager has seemingly been able to capitalise on growing read the full article →

Schroders ILS investing to fall under new Schroders Capital private assets brand

Global investment manager Schroders has rebranded its private assets group of investment strategies under the Schroders Capital name, which will include its investing activities in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond space. The new Schroders Capital brand counts some US $65 billion of assets under its management, as of Dec read the full article →

GC hires Securis’ Tres to lead Strategic Risk and Capital Life Solutions, EMEA

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has announced the hiring of former Securis Investment Partners life insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist Luca Tres to the role of Head of Strategic Risk and Capital Life Solutions, EMEA, effective June 1st. Tres was most recently a Partner at insurance and reinsurance linked securities specialist manager Securis read the full article →

Leadenhall in $60m debt financing for health insurer Friday Health Plans

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, is providing $60 million in debt financing to Denver, Colorado based health insurer Friday Health Plans. Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP had previously participated in a $50 million funding round for the health insurance start-up read the full article →

Common language, standardisation can unlock non-cat ILS market

A consistent flow of information, which incorporates a common language throughout the transaction chain, is vital for meaningful insurance-linked securities (ILS) participation outside of the natural catastrophe space, according to industry experts. With both cedents and investors increasingly looking to expand the area of activity for the ILS asset class, day read the full article →

Hannover Re uses Kubera for life ILS issuance. Life ILS volumes pass $1bn

Global reinsurance firm Hannover Re has been expanding its activities in life insurance-linked securities (ILS), with its life ILS volumes passing $1 billion and a recent deal tapping its Kubera Insurance (SAC) Ltd. as an issuer to transact with life ILS investors. In fact, Hannover Re's expanding life ILS operations are read the full article →

Leadenhall ILS funds ESG classified under Article 8 of EU SFDR

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, London headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manger, has achieved a classification of its European open ended ILS funds under Article 8 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Leadenhall has been working to embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG) within its ILS investment fund read the full article →

Carlisle Management raises $290m for new life settlements fund

Carlisle Management Company, a Luxembourg headquartered global alternatives investment firm, has announced the successful raising of $290 million for its latest life insurance-linked settlements fund. The new closed-end life settlements focused investment fund, named the Luxembourg Life Fund: Absolute Return Fund II FCP RAIF, beat a $250 million target thanks read the full article →