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Schroders reorganises ILS structure with Lohmann at helm, hires Holliger

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) business of global asset management group Schroders has been reorganised into a new structure, with Dirk Lohmann taking the Head of ILS role, and the investment firm has also announced a new hire in Beat Holliger.Schroders aims to increase its focus on its different ILS products read the full article →

Leadenhall backs start-up insurer to access accident & health risks

Specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has completed another financing of a start-up insurer that it hopes will secure it with access to attractive accident & health risks for its life portfolio.Leadenhall Capital Partners is backing Sutton National Insurance Company, a program business focused property, casualty, read the full article →

Alpha Growth & SL Investment Mgmt join for life settlements fund

Financial advisory business Alpha Growth plc said today that it has signed a joint venture agreement with established life settlements specialist SL Investment Management that will see the pair launching a new life settlements fund strategy.SL Investment Management (SLIM) has been in the longevity risks and life settlements investing space read the full article →

Leadenhall raises over $600m for life ILS strategies

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager, has significantly increased the size of its life insurance-linked securities (ILS) strategies this year, raising more than $600 million for them in the second-half of 2018.The fresh capital raised for the life ILS strategies read the full article →

Schroders expands asset management reach with Lloyds Banking Group deal

Global asset management group Schroders, which manages more than $3 billion of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) assets, has announced a tie-up with Lloyds Banking Group that will give it an expanded reach to new clients and an £80 billion wealth management mandate.For Schroders and its exclusive ILS advisor read the full article →

Secquaero hires Horley from Swiss Re as life actuary to advise Schroders

Secquaero Advisors Ltd., the Zurich-based specialists in intermediation of insurance and reinsurance risk to the capital markets and exclusive adviser to Schroders ILS investment operations, has hired David Horley from Swiss Re, to the role of Senior Actuary focused on life insurance-linked securities (ILS).Horley's appointment follows the launch of the read the full article →

Schroder Life ILS strategy launches with $750m of capital

Asset manager Schroders has launched the Schroder Life ILS strategy today, a specialist $750 million fund that will be invested in life insurance and reinsurance linked securities (ILS), aiming to provide its investors with an attractive return from a diversifying asset class.Schroders with the support of Secquaero Advisors Ltd. believes read the full article →

J.P. Morgan to pay $400m to settle Orkney Re II & Ballantyne Re cases

J.P. Morgan has agreed a settlement of legal cases related to its management of the investment accounts for the Scottish Re life insurance securitization transactions issued by Orkney Re II Ltd. and Ballantyne Re plc, with a cash payout of $400 million now expected.The $485 million Orkney Re II of read the full article →

“Reinsurance platform” to support life ILS growth: Rivas, Credit Suisse

The development of a “reinsurance platform” at Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd. is set to further expand the unit’s capabilities in the global life reinsurance and ILS space, according to Javier Rivas, Director of ILS at the firm.Demand in the life insurance industry for hedging mechanisms such as longevity read the full article →

Asian mortality protection gap an opportunity for reinsurance & ILS

The burgeoning $58 trillion mortality protection gap impacting Asia was highlighted by reinsurance giant Swiss Re recently, signalling an opportunity for capital providers in the insurance, reinsurance, catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) space.Reinsurer Swiss Re has published a preview and accompanying fact sheet prior to the release of its read the full article →