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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 →

RGA patiently waiting for first Langhorne Re deal: Manning

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) is waiting patiently to execute its first transaction using the joint-venture, third-party capital backed life and annuity reinsurance firm Langhorne Re and has got close, but a first deal still eludes the company. Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) started Langhorne Re alongside its partner in the 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 →

Langhorne Re hires Chief Actuary Gasaatura from AIG’s Fortitude Re

Langhorne Re, the joint-venture, third-party capital backed life and annuity reinsurance firm launched by RenaissanceRe (RenRe) and Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), has announced the hiring and appointment of a new Chief Actuary. The high-profile appointment is of Timothy Gasaatura, who becomes the Chief Actuary of Langhorne Re Bermuda. Gasaatura has been read the full article →