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Langhorne Re names Andrew Markus CEO, as Pestcoe retires

Langhorne Re, the joint-venture, third-party capital backed life and annuity reinsurance firm launched by Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) in partnership with RenaissanceRe (RenRe), has promoted its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel  Andrew Markus to become Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bermuda. Langhorne Re was launched at the beginning of 2018 read the full article →

GC hires Securis’ Tres to lead Strategic Risk and Capital Life Solutions, EMEA

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has announced the hiring of former Securis Investment Partners life insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist Luca Tres to the role of Head of Strategic Risk and Capital Life Solutions, EMEA, effective June 1st. Tres was most recently a Partner at insurance and reinsurance linked securities specialist manager Securis read the full article →

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 →

Hannover Re uses Kubera for life ILS issuance. Life ILS volumes pass $1bn

Global reinsurance firm Hannover Re has been expanding its activities in life insurance-linked securities (ILS), with its life ILS volumes passing $1 billion and a recent deal tapping its Kubera Insurance (SAC) Ltd. as an issuer to transact with life ILS investors. In fact, Hannover Re's expanding life ILS operations are read the full article →

Life ILS increasingly relevant due to pandemic & regulatory/economic landscape: Luca Tres, Securis

The arrival of a global pandemic accelerated transformations already taking place across the re/insurance industry, which in turn has created an opportunity for certain insurance-linked securities (ILS) market participants to play a greater role, according to Luca Tres, Partner leading the global life origination and structuring efforts at Securis Investment read the full article →

Schroders raises $420m for new Life Insurance-Linked Security (ILS) fund

Global investment manager Schroders has raised $420 million of capital from third-party institutional investors for a new life insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund strategy that it has launched. The newly-launched Life Insurance-Linked Security (ILS) fund, Life Insurance Linked II, offers its investors a way to gain significant diversification against traditional asset classes, read the full article →

RGA expects first Langhorne Re deal “in due course” – CEO Manning

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) remains confident that its joint-venture, third-party capital backed life and annuity reinsurance firm Langhorne Re will secure its first transaction "in due course", according to the company's CEO Anna Manning. Speaking with analysts from Credit Suisse recently, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) displayed optimism that Langhorne read the full article →

Asia to become increasingly relevant in life insurance-linked securities

Globally, the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space is gaining momentum and in Asia specifically, the risk/return profile appears to be improving, according to Luca Tres, Head of Life, Securis Investment Partners. Tres, alongside Tom Spreutels, Head of Origination, Life & Alternative Credit at Leadenhall Capital Partners, participated in an expert panel 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 →

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 →