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Swiss Re’s alternative capital assets under management reach $2.8bn

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has increased the alternative reinsurance capital assets under management in a range of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures to $2.8 billion, with the recently launched 1863 Fund one area of the business to benefit. Swiss Re has been managing assets in its collateralised reinsurance sidecar Sector Re read the full article →

Swiss Re sets up its first ILS fund, the Core Nat Cat Fund under 1863 Fund Ltd.

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re continues to demonstrate its growing commitment to third-party sources of capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS), announcing this morning that it is launching a dedicated ILS fund, the Core Nat Cat Fund, so investors can participate in its natural catastrophe underwriting business. Swiss Re has set up read the full article →

Swiss Re doubles new Matterhorn Re cat bond to $300m, as pricing drops

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re looks set for another good result from its latest visit to the catastrophe bond market, as its new Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2020-5) transaction has now doubled in size, while at the same time its coupon pricing has fallen to below the guidance range. The Matterhorn read the full article →

Swiss Re exploring more permanent alternative capital structures: CFO

During its annual investor day this morning, Swiss Re's CFO John Dacey explained just how important the use of alternative capital and relationships with insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors has become for the company, explaining that it aims to build on its use of ILS capacity and find ways to make read the full article →

Swiss Re targets higher P&C reinsurance profits

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re looks set to target profitable growth for its property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance business, aiming to underwrite more business in the hardening market at a reduced combined ratio. Swiss Re is targeting an improved combined ratio for its P&C reinsurance business of less than or equal read the full article →

Swiss Re sponsoring its fifth Matterhorn Re cat bond of 2020

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has returned to the catastrophe bond market for what will be its fifth transaction of 2020 and its sixth in total under the Matterhorn Re program, with a $150 million U.S. named storm focused Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2020-5) deal. Swiss Re launched the Matterhorn Re read the full article →

Sidecars helped Swiss Re attract capital in difficult times: CEO Mumenthaler

The alignment inherent in the collateralised reinsurance sidecar vehicles that Swiss Re operates has helped the company to attract fresh ILS capital even during difficult times, the firms CEO Christian Mumenthaler told us. Speaking in a recent Artemis Live video interview, Mumenthaler explained how the world's largest reinsurer Swiss Re is read the full article →

Swiss Re’s alternative capital assets managed near $2.5bn: Rüede

Swiss Re wants to become the "leading franchise for Nat Cat risks" and alternative reinsurance capital is set to be a key driver of this ambition at the major global re/insurer, according to Philipp Rüede, Head of the firms Alternative Capital Partners unit. Alternative reinsurance capital assets under management at global read the full article →

Swiss Re: Covid not a big event for sidecar, aims to expand ILS activity

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re expects that while it seems that some losses from the Covid-19 pandemic could fall to its quota share sidecar investors, the amount won't be significant. Speaking this morning during the companies first-half earnings call, CFO of Swiss Re John Dacey said that the pandemic won't prove read the full article →

Swiss Re’s latest Matterhorn Re cat bond to settle at $240m

Global reinsurance company Swiss Re has now successfully secured $240 million of retrocession from its latest Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2020-4)  catastrophe bond transaction, taking the firm's total cat bond coverage under the program to $1.31 billion. Swiss Re returned to the catastrophe bond market earlier in June, aiming to secure read the full article →