life insurance-linked securities


Swiss Re finally extricates capital from closed life business, sells ReAssure

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has finally achieved its long-held goal of freeing up some of its capital that was locked up in its closed life insurance book consolidator and is set to sell its ReAssure business to Phoenix Group.As far back as 2011, Swiss Re regularly discussed its desire read the full article →

Leadenhall strengthens Life and Alternative Credit investments team

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, has strengthened its Life and Alternative Credit team with a new hire and a key investment committee appointment.Leadenhall operates a diversified ILS investment platform, across both non-life and life segments of the insurance and read the full article →

Most ILS allocators expect returns of up to 5%, but 33% expect 10%+

The majority of institutional investors allocating to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class are only expecting returns of up to 5%, confirming that for many, such as pension funds, ILS and reinsurance allocations are not an area where too much risk is being sought to add to portfoliosHowever, a significant read the full article →

ILS allocation sweet spot still seen as up to 5% of assets

There's always been a lot of discussion about just how much of their capital an institutional investor like a pension fund should allocate to an asset class like insurance-linked securities (ILS), but research from asset manager Schroders suggests that up to 5% remains the sweet spot.Global asset management group Schroders, read the full article →

No large rush of new ILS money till performance returns: Lohmann, Schroder Secquaero

Describing Hurricane Dorian as a near miss for the re/insurance sector, Dirk Lohmann, Head of ILS specialist asset manager Schroder Secquaero, said it was too early to predict the potential impact of Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall in the Chiba prefecture of Japan on Monday.Speaking to Artemis in Monte Carlo read the full article →

Stephan Ruoff appointed Deputy Head Schroder Secquaero

Global asset management group Schroders has announced the hiring and appointment of ex-Tokio Millennium Re Group CEO Stephan Ruoff to its Schroder Secquaero ILS management unit.Stephan Ruoff, a well-known figure in reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market circles, will join the asset manager in November, taking on the newly created read the full article →

Schroders takes majority stake in InsuResilience fund manager BlueOrchard

Global asset management group Schroders is set to acquire a majority stake in impact and microfinance investment management specialist BlueOrchard, the firm that is also the manager of the InsuResilience fund.Schroders said the move further accelerates its growth in the private assets arena and also in impact investing in emerging read the full article →

Schroders acquires full ownership of Secquaero, increases stake to 100%

Global asset management group Schroders has taken its ownership stake in Swiss ILS & reinsurance investments specialist Secquaero Advisors AG to 100%.Schroders sees this as a reinforcement of its increasingly important Private Assets business, of which insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and other reinsurance linked investment strategies have become increasingly read the full article →

Highly bespoke, private deals the future of life ILS: Luca Tres, Securis

The ongoing transformation of the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector is driving a shift towards more private, highly customised deal structures designed to provide investors with a truly decorrelated, attractive investment, says Luca Tres, Head of Life at Securis Investment Partners LLP.“It is one of the not that many cases read the full article →

Ballantyne Re life ILS assets disbursed to investors as restructure completed

The Scottish Re sponsored 2006 Ballantyne Re Ltd. Regulation XXX life insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction has finally been fully wound up, as a restructuring has been completed and the remaining assets in the reinsurance trust account disbursed to investors.It's taken a long time for the Ballantyne Re transaction to reach read the full article →