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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 →

BroadRiver Asset Management bolsters team with attorney Dickson

New York based alternative investment specialist and fund manager in the longevity linked life settlements space BroadRiver Asset Management, L.P. has bolstered its senior management with the hiring of Emma Dickson, an experienced alternative investments attorney.BroadRiver Asset Management, which raised $876 million of commitments for its third life settlements fund read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene in $750m share issue, to support ACRA insurance-linked fund

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has priced a $750 million issuance of preferred shares, the proceeds of which are set to partially fund deal commitments to its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle.The Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene raises $1bn of $4bn target for ACRA insurance-linked fund

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has raised $1 billion of third-party capital commitments for its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle that will enable investors to participate alongside the insurer in private deals.Private equity and alternative investment specialist Apollo read the full article →

Apollo said raising up to $5.5bn for insurance-linked fund strategies

Private equity and alternative investment specialist Apollo Global Management, LLC is reported to be out raising capital for a number of new investment funds, with as much as $5.5 billion said being raised for specific insurance-linked fund strategies.Among the funds being raised for is one strategy that will enable private read the full article →