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Covid-19 could drive increased life ILS opportunities: ILS Asia 2020

Overall, the impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic are expected to be positive for opportunities in the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, according to Luca Tres, Partner, Head of Life, Securis Investment Partners. Life ILS, the somewhat less prevalent side of the global ILS sector, continues to expand as investors become read the full article →

Life ILS outlook positive despite Covid-19, says Securis’ Luca Tres

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is expected to have a limited impact on the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector, and despite the outlook for life insurance markets being downgraded, the future looks positive for life ILS. This is according to Luca Tres, Partner at Securis Investment Partners, who in a recent interview read the full article →

Leadenhall adds senior Life & Alt Credit originator, restructures team

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, has added senior resource to its Life and Alternative Credit team and restructured it. The Life and Alternative Credit insurance-linked investing team at Leadenhall Capital Partners has been reorganised into three distinct units, all of read the full article →

Leadenhall invests in health insurer Friday Health Plans

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, has participated in a funding round for a health insurance start-up in Colorado named Friday Health Plans. Friday Health Plans is a Denver, Colorado-based health insurance holding company that largely underwrites individual and 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 →

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 →

Ballantyne Re life ILS investors to finally realise losses in restructuring

Investors in the Scottish Re sponsored 2006 Ballantyne Re Ltd. Regulation XXX life insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction look set to finally realise their losses, as a restructuring of the vehicle, novation of the underlying reinsurance and winding up procedure has been proposed. Ballantyne Re has a long and checkered history in read the full article →

Unum’s Northwind life ILS affirmed again on ability to service the notes

The ratings for insurer Unum’s outstanding Northwind life insurance-linked securities (ILS) have been affirmed again, as the ability of available cash flows to service the notes remains adequate, according to A.M. Best. The Northwind life ILS transaction, which was issued in 2007, was the first life insurance-linked securitization of its kind, read the full article →

Unum’s Northwind life ILS affirmed, performing in line with expectations

Unum's outstanding Northwind insurance-linked securities (ILS) have ben affirmed, as the performance of the first-of-its-kind deal is now deemed in line with expectations by rating agency Moody's. The Northwind life ILS transaction was the first life insurance-linked securitization of its kind, when it was issued back in 2007. The Northwind transaction saw read the full article →