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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 →

Cowdery’s Resolution raises $3bn for legacy life insurance investments

Resolution Life, the life insurance focused arm of insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery’s Resolution Group, has now raised $3 billion in capital commitments to put to work in its legacy life insurance linked investment strategies.Resolution's strategy sees it taking on large books of life insurance business, using fund-like capital structures backed read the full article →

Cowdery’s Resolution Life promotes Hales to CEO of reinsurance unit

Resolution Life, the life insurance focused arm of insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery’s Resolution Group, has announced the promotion and appointment of Steve Hales as CEO of its Bermuda reinsurance unit Resolution Re.Resolution has an interesting strategy that sees it taking on large books of life insurance business, using fund type 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 →

Aeolus investor Elliott shows appetite for life risks (and assets)

Multi-strategy hedge fund investor Elliott Management Corporation, which acquired a stake in ILS and reinsurance linked investors Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. just over a year ago, has demonstrated its appetite for insurance related investments by buying into a U.S. life insurance group.Elliott Management has teamed up to acquire a majority read the full article →

Cowdery raising new fund for closed-life insurance business: Reports

Insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery, the founder of life book investor Resolution Group, is reported to be raising capital for a new Bermuda investment fund that will continue to target backing closed-books of life insurance business with reinsurance capital.Resolution has set up a number of permanent capital structures over the years, read the full article →

Goldman Sachs sells remaining stake in Rothesay Life

Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs has now sold down the remainder of its shareholding in UK pension risk transfer specialist life insurer Rothesay Life, with the stake being picked up by private equity giant Blackstone, Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and insurer MassMutual.Goldman Sachs offloaded a stake in Rothesay Life read the full article →

Phoenix takes Abbey Life from Deutsche Bank for £935m

Phoenix Life Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of life insurance and reinsurance consolidator Phoenix Group Holdings Limited, has agreed to acquire the Abbey Life business from Deutsche Bank, a deal that will provide the troubled bank with £935m ($1.215 billion) in cash.Abbey Life is company that regularly features in the longevity read the full article →

Swiss Re said in talks to sell £1bn Admin Re stake to third-party investors

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has been reported to be in talks to sell a £1 billion stake in its closed life insurance book arm Admin Re unit, with pension funds, sovereign wealth and other third-party capital providers thought the likely candidates.Swiss Re has been seeking third-party capital support for read the full article →