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ILS investors show “huge interest” in Lloyd’s currently: CFO, Burkhard Keese

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers and investors are showing "huge interest" in accessing the returns of the Lloyd's market currently, according to its CFO Burkhard Keese.Speaking this morning during an analyst briefing on the interim results of the Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance market, Keese answered our question on whether Lloyd's read the full article →

Nephila could expand capacity for January if price improvements continue

In a sign that reinsurance market pricing has returned to more rational levels, the largest manager of catastrophe and weather insurance linked assets, Nephila Capital, could seek to expand its capacity for the January renewals if price improvements seen continued.That's according to analysts from Morgan Stanley who met with one read the full article →

Nephila’s independent Lloyd’s managing agency ready for launch

Nephila Capital, the largest investment manager of insurance and reinsurance linked securities (ILS) and weather risk assets, is nearing launch of its own independent Lloyd’s managing agency.Assisted by Lloyd's servicer and third party managing agent Asta, Nephila Capital is ready to launch its Nephila Syndicate Management Ltd. managing agency at read the full article →

Beazley names Roscoe to lead smart tracker syndicate 5623

Lloyd’s specialist insurance and reinsurance player Beazley has named employee Will Roscoe as the new leader for its third-party capital backed ‘smart tracker’ special purpose arrangement (SPA) syndicate 5623.Beazley launched its SPA Syndicate 5623 at the beginning of 2018, with the vehicle taking a 75% quota share of broker facilities read the full article →

Beazley sees tech + capital efficiency in smart tracker, but brokers hold it back

Beazley continues to try and drive down the cost of re/insurance capital using its so-called 'smart tracker' special purpose arrangement (SPA) syndicate 5623, with digitalisation a goal to add further efficiency in the future.But at the same time the specialist insurance and reinsurance firm today questioned brokers willingness to recognise read the full article →

Beazley underwriting result dented, but pricing drives higher growth target

Specialist Lloyd’s focused insurance and reinsurance player Beazley has reported its results for the first-half of the year, revealing dented underwriting profits due to continued impacts from catastrophes and loss creep, but much improved pricing that should flow through over the course of the year ahead.As first to report, of read the full article →

Arcus 1856 names Shepherd from RenRe as active underwriter

Arcus Syndicate 1856 at Lloyd’s, which is backed by third-party funds under the management of the Credit Suisse insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategies team, has named Alex Shepherd as the new active underwriter for the syndicate.Shepherd was most recently with Bermudian reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe, working in London as its read the full article →

Some syndicates at Lloyd’s said more cat exposed after renewals

A number of syndicates operating at Lloyd's have stepped up at the renewals of Florida catastrophe reinsurance to increase their share of program layers and ramp up line sizes, all at a time when the Corporation itself is maintaining a focus on minimising or moderating cat exposure across its marketplace read the full article →

Revolutionising Lloyd’s without ILS market input could backfire

You wouldn't try to revolutionise an industry, a business model, or dramatically change its strategy, without including an element, participant, or driver that is one of the fastest growing parts of that industry, model or strategy. Would you?I worked in the online travel industry for some years and experienced first-hand read the full article →

Lloyd’s risks irrelevance, harnessing new capital is key: CEO Neal

The Lloyd's of London market needs to "reset the way in which insurance and reinsurance is transacted globally" according to its Chief Executive John Neal, who suggested yesterday that the way Lloyd's has engaged with new capital is just one of its failings.Speaking at the Marsh & McLennan Companies Rising read the full article →