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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 →

Swiss Re lifts upper target for Matterhorn Re cat bond to $275m

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has raised the upper-end target for its latest catastrophe bond, with the Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2020-4)  transaction now aiming to secure as much as $275 million of capital markets backed retrocession for the sponsor. Swiss Re returned to the catastrophe bond market recently for what read the full article →

Swiss Re targets $200m of hurricane retro with fifth Matterhorn Re cat bond

Global reinsurance company Swiss Re has again returned to the catastrophe bond market for what will be its fifth time in just around one-year, this time bringing a targeted $200 million Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2020-4) with which it hopes to secure retrocessional protection against hurricane losses. Having shied away from read the full article →

Swiss Re well-hedged for hurricanes, thanks to alternative capital: CUO Schmid

With natural catastrophe reinsurance premiums underwritten having jumped at Swiss Re in the last year, the company has continued to make use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) investor appetite to help it prepare its portfolio for the coming hurricane season. Swiss Re's target for natural catastrophe premiums underwritten in the group's property read the full article →

Swiss Re’s new Matterhorn Re 2020-3 cat bond upsized to $215m

The latest catastrophe bond to be sponsored by reinsurance firm Swiss Re has been successfully upsized 7.5% at pricing, we can reveal, with the Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2020-3) transaction now set to secure the company $215 million of U.S. named storm retrocession. At the same time, the pricing for the read the full article →

Swiss Re seeks $200m named storm retro with Matterhorn Re 2020-3 cat bond

Global reinsurance company Swiss Re is back with what will be its fourth catastrophe bond in less than one year, as it seeks another $200 million or greater of U.S. named storm retrocessional support from the capital markets with Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2020-3). Having been away from the catastrophe bond read the full article →

Swiss Re gets $255m hurricane & mortality Matterhorn Re cat bond

Reinsurance firm Swiss Re has now successfully secured $255 million of hurricane and mortality risk retrocessional protection with its latest Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2020-2) catastrophe bond transaction. This transaction was launched recently to investors and settled yesterday, as Swiss Re continues to put third-party capital at the heart of its read the full article →