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Nephila costs elevated on MGA platform build & new fund launches: Whitt

Nephila Capital is experiencing elevated costs as the insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager builds-out and grows its managing general agency (MGA) platforms and readies for the launch of new ILS fund vehicles, Markel Co-CEO Richie Whitt has explained. As we explained yesterday, Nephila Capital's assets under management (AuM) fell slightly read the full article →

ILS operating revenues fall at Markel as Nephila AuM slides to $9.5bn

Assets under management (AuM) at the largest dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist manager Nephila Capital fell slightly to $9.5 billion at the end of the first-quarter, with the reduced assets also a driver of lower ILS operating revenues at Markel Corporation. Nephila Capital's assets under management across catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Nephila attracts $1bn+ inflows, launches ESG & Lloyd’s ILS fund strategies

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated manager of insurance and reinsurance linked investment funds and assets, is expected to benefit from growing investor interest in the sector, with inflows of more than $1 billion anticipated in 2021, according to Markel Corporation executives. Having returned to growth, in terms of assets under management, read the full article →

Nephila AuM returns to growth as ILS profits rise for Markel in Q4

The operations of the largest dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager, Nephila Capital, delivered higher revenues to parent Markel Corporation in 2020, thanks to expansion and growth of its managing general agent (MGA) platform and a return to growth in assets under management (AuM), which hit $9.6 billion. In reporting its read the full article →

Markel’s ILS revenues fall on lower fee income at Nephila

Evidence of third-quarter 2020 catastrophe loss impacts and trapped capital are seen in Markel Corporation's third-quarter 2020 results, as the company reported reduced revenues from its insurance-linked securities (ILS) operations, primarily due to a decline in management fee income at Nephila Capital for the period. Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated insurance-linked read the full article →

Markel hopes to add new ILS inflows during second-half: Co-CEO Whitt

Markel Corporation hopes to see fresh inflows coming into its insurance-linked securities (ILS) business in the second-half of 2020, as the capital markets become less volatile and investor confidence recovers, according to Co-CEO Richie Whitt. As we explained yesterday, insurance-linked securities (ILS) assets under management have declined at Markel's flagship ILS read the full article →

Nephila drives rising ILS revenue for Markel, but AuM shrinks again to $9.5bn

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager in the industry, has continued to drive rising ILS related revenues for parent Markel Corporation in the second-quarter, but its assets under management declined further, ending June at $9.5 billion. Markel, the global insurance, reinsurance and investment group, positions insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Markel’s recent $90m CATCo investment was in the Aquilo Fund strategy

As we reported recently, Markel Corporation has invested $90 million of its own capital into an investment strategy managed by its retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo, to boost capital available to fund investor redemptions. The investment was made at the beginning of the year and Markel explained that as read the full article →

Markel invests $90m in CATCo fund to accelerate investor redemptions

Markel Corporation has put some of its own money behind the running-off of its retrocessional reinsurance investment manager Markel CATCo, investing $90 million in one of the CATCo funds in the first-quarter to boost capital available to fund investor redemptions. Markel has repeatedly shown its commitment to ensuring investors in the read the full article →

Markel warns on Covid-19 hit to ILS operations, Nephila AuM down 4%

Markel Corporation reported its first-quarter 2020 results yesterday and in its report the company warned of the potential hit to its insurance-linked securities (ILS) operations from the Covid-19 pandemic, which is perhaps partly evidenced in a -4% decline in assets under management at Markel's flagship ILS fund manager Nephila Capital. Markel, read the full article →