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Swiss Re seeking first Matterhorn Re catastrophe bond of 2021

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re is back in the catastrophe bond market for its first issuance under the Matterhorn Re program of 2021, with a target to secure $150 million or more of catastrophe retrocession through a Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) transaction, this publication has learned. Swiss Re could perhaps read the full article →

No change to underwriting as Swiss Re’s ILS capital grows: Rüede

As third-party or alternative capital managed continues to grow for global reinsurance firm Swiss Re, the company is keen to stress that this doesn't mean any changes to its underwriting approach and standards, Philipp Rüede told us. Swiss Re has big ambitions in ILS capital management, seeing it as a core read the full article →

Swiss Re aims for the “best integrated capital franchise” – Rüede

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has continued to add to its growing haul of alternative capital, as its insurance-linked securities (ILS) management operations expand, and now the company targets continued growth, aiming to become the "best integrated capital franchise", according to Philipp Rüede, Head of Swiss Re's Alternative Capital Partners read the full article →

Capital the “entry ticket” not the main value proposition: Mumenthaler, Swiss Re CEO

While capital has become more abundant, fungible and cheaper as a result over the last decade, it remains important as the "entry ticket" to the world of insurance and reinsurance, but it is no longer the main value proposition, Swiss Re CEO Christian Mumenthaler said today. Speaking earlier today during a read the full article →

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 →