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Swiss Re may leverage third-party capital in Admin Re unit

8th July 2013

Reinsurance firm Swiss Re is considering allowing third-party capital sources to enter its Admin Re unit in some form, according to comments made at the reinsurers recent investor day. The reinsurer would consider allowing third-party capital providers to participate in a transaction to buy new blocks of life business.

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Potential growing for life insurance-linked securitization: S&P

12th June 2012

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the insurance-linked securities market was only about catastrophe risk securitization if you looked at our Deal Directory and in recent months it has been. However, according to panelists at ratings agency Standard & Poor’s recent Insurance 2012 Conference there’s life in life insurance-linked securitization yet, particularly in the securitization […]

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Swiss Re selling its Admin Re business in the U.S.

31st May 2012

Reinsurer Swiss Re has announced that it is going to sell off its U.S. Admin Re® business for $600m in cash as it seeks to unlock capital that is tied up in it. Total cash proceeds from the sale will be $900m after a pre-closing dividend. Admin Re provides risk and capital management solutions by […]

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Clariden Leu / LGT team planning two new insurance-linked strategy funds

19th April 2012

Michael Stahel and his portfolio management team, who currently manage insurance-linked securities funds for Swiss based investment manager and private bank Clariden Leu but are soon to move to their new home at LGT Capital Management, are planning to launch two new insurance-linked strategy funds in response to demand from investors. Currently the team manages […]

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Berkshire pension fund seeks second longevity hedge transaction

17th April 2012

The UK’s Royal County of Berkshire pension fund, who completed their first longevity hedge with Swiss Re back in December 2009, are looking to repeat the experience and have issued a request for proposals for a second longevity hedge. The 2009 transaction was the first time a public sector pension fund had looked to hedge […]

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Pension risk transfer market to hit records for 2011

15th November 2011

2011 could be a record year for pension scheme risk transfer deals as the desire to de-risk or offload risks including longevity grows among pension fund managers. So far 2011 has seen significant volumes in the pension buy-in and buy-out arena and also longevity swaps. By the end of 2011 pension consultants Hymans Robertson expect […]

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Prudential completes $723m longevity reinsurance transaction

10th November 2011

Prudential Retirement has announced the completion of their largest longevity reinsurance transaction to date, helping them to sustain expansion of their pension risk transfer business. The $723m (UK£450m) deal saw Prudential provide reinsurance of longevity risk to Rothesay Life and sister company Paternoster (both Goldman Sachs subsidiaries).

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