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Cowdery’s Resolution raises $1.6bn for legacy life insurance investments

Resolution Life, the legacy life insurance investments arm of insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery’s Resolution Group, has raised a further $1.6 billion to fund growth through the acquisition and reinsurance of life insurance portfolios. Resolution Life takes on large books of life insurance business, using acquisitions or reinsurance backed by capital structures read the full article →

Knipe’s KKR-backed Kilter Finance invests in Independent Insurance Group

Kilter Finance, the insurance-focused specialty financing company launched by ex-Leadenhall Capital alumni Dan Knipe and backed by private equity giant KKR, is set to invest $89 million into Independent Insurance Group LLC , the parent of life insurer Independent Life. Knipe, who was the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at specialist insurance-linked read the full article →

Push & pull to drive life ILS growth, says L&G Re CEO, Olunloyo

The huge volume of outstanding pension liabilities coupled with an increasing weight of available alternative capital searching for smart business, suggests significant growth in the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space in the coming years, according to Thomas Olunloyo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of L&G Re. Although predominantly focused on non-life, shorter read the full article →

Knipe launches life focused Kilter Finance, KKR commits up to $500m

Kilter Finance has been formally launched today by its founder Dan Knipe, a well-known figure in the life insurance-linked securities and investments marketplace. Knipe was most recently the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP where he managed the life and mortality linked investment read the full article →

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 →