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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 →

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 →

First Langhorne Re transaction still elusive for RGA, but pipeline building

While a first transaction remains elusive, the pipeline of potential deals that Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) sees as relevant to its joint-venture, third-party capital backed life and annuity reinsurance firm Langhorne Re continues to build and also expand. Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) launched Langhorne Re alongside joint-venture partner RenaissanceRe 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 →