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Global Atlantic launches Ivy, a $1bn sidecar-like life & annuity co-investment vehicle

Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, a leading United States life, retirement and annuities insurance and reinsurance company, has launched an intriguing co-investment vehicle named Ivy, which will operate as a kind of sidecar structure and is funded with $1 billion to invest in life and annuity reinsurance deals.The company announced read the full article →

Carlisle Management deploys life settlement fund at above target returns

Carlisle Management Company, a Luxembourg headquartered global alternatives investment firm, has announced the successful deployment of its life settlements fund at above target returns.Carlisle Management is focused on the life settlements area of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and its funds are backed by institutional clients including pension funds and read the full article →

Vida Capital promotes Tice to oversee ILS (Merion Square) & life settlements

Vida Capital, Inc., the alternative investment manager and joint-venture partner in insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset manager Merion Square Capital LLC, has named a new Chief Investment Officer who will have oversight of the firms ILS and life settlement investment activities.Bill Tice, currently the investment managers Senior Managing Director, Marketing, Investor read the full article →

Apollo / Athene’s ACRA sidecar raise hits $3.2bn of commitments

Commitments to the Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) insurance-linked sidecar vehicle have now reached an impressive $3.2 billion, as capital raising continued within the feeder fund managed by investor and private equity specialist Apollo Global.The Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle launched with a target for a capital raise of read the full article →

Athene’s ACRA a reflection of Bermuda’s sidecar innovation: Chip Gillis

Athene Life Re's recently capitalised sidecar vehicle for life and retirement investment opportunities, Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA), is a reflection of the innovation in Bermuda that led to the sidecar, applied to the life risks sector, according to Chairman Chip Gillis.Having successfully raised $3 billion in investor commitments for read the full article →

Apollo taking enlarged stake in Athene, as ACRA sidecar hits $3bn

Private equity and alternative investment specialist Apollo Global Management has taken an enlarged stake in Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that it already majority-owned, while investment commitments for its Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) sidecar vehicle have risen to $3 billion.Apollo said that the reason for read the full article →

NZ Gov Super Fund says ILS still “appropriate to objectives” despite losses

The Government Superannuation Fund Authority of New Zealand, an autonomous entity that manages the pension assets of state sector employees, said that its allocations to insurance-linked securities (ILS) remain "appropriate to objectives" despite having fallen to a negative return in the last year.The New Zealand Government Superannuation Fund has been read the full article →

Life settlements forecast for double-digit CAGR over next decade: Conning

The life settlements market could experience a double-digit compound gross market annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next decade, according to a forecast from investment management consultancy Conning.There are a number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers who allocate to life settlements through their life related ILS funds, however as read the full article →

Athene’s ACRA insurance-linked sidecar vehicle gets rated

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by investor and private equity specialists Apollo Global, has had the two entities of its Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) sidecar vehicle rated by A.M. Best.Athene has been steadily raising third-party capital commitments for the Athene Co-Invest read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene nears $1.5bn ACRA insurance-linked fund commitments

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has now taken the capital commitments raised for its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle to nearly $1.5 billion.Athene has been steadily raising third-party capital commitments for the Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle read the full article →