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Life ILS increasingly relevant due to pandemic & regulatory/economic landscape: Luca Tres, Securis

The arrival of a global pandemic accelerated transformations already taking place across the re/insurance industry, which in turn has created an opportunity for certain insurance-linked securities (ILS) market participants to play a greater role, according to Luca Tres, Partner leading the global life origination and structuring efforts at Securis Investment read the full article →

Schroders raises $420m for new Life Insurance-Linked Security (ILS) fund

Global investment manager Schroders has raised $420 million of capital from third-party institutional investors for a new life insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund strategy that it has launched. The newly-launched Life Insurance-Linked Security (ILS) fund, Life Insurance Linked II, offers its investors a way to gain significant diversification against traditional asset classes, read the full article →

COVID-19 waves & vaccines modelled for La Vie Re mortality cat bond: RMS

The potential impacts of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality, as well as how vaccines and other factors play into this, was modelled for in the recent La Vie Re Limited (Series 2020-1) mortality catastrophe bond issuance, RMS has explained. The successful issuance of the La Vie Re read the full article →

Investors supportive of first indemnity mortality cat bond: Willis Re Securities

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investors were supportive of the first mortality bond to feature an indemnity trigger, according to Willis Re Securities who structured and placed the deal. The $100 million La Vie Re Limited (Series 2020-1) catastrophe bond was completed recently, becoming the first extreme mortality bond for read the full article →

Securian becomes first U.S. direct life insurer to sponsor a mortality cat bond

Securian Financial recognises the capital efficiencies gained from becoming the first U.S. direct writer of life insurance to tap into the capital markets for reinsurance protection using a mortality catastrophe bond, after its $100 million La Vie Re Limited (Series 2020-1)  transaction completed. The La Vie Re mortality catastrophe bond transaction read the full article →

Minnesota Life’s La Vie Re mortality cat bond priced in top-end of guidance

Life insurer and part of the Securian Financial Group, Minnesota Life Insurance Company is set to benefit from $100 million of capital markets backed reinsurance protection with its first mortality catastrophe bond, as the La Vie Re Limited (Series 2020-1)  transaction has now been priced towards the upper-end of guidance. With read the full article →

Minnesota Life mortality cat bond sees pricing narrow towards upper-end

Price guidance has narrowed towards the upper-end of the marketed range for the new La Vie Re Limited (Series 2020-1) mortality catastrophe bond transaction from life insurer and part of the Securian Financial Group, Minnesota Life Insurance Company. The targeted size of the reinsurance protection that Minnesota Life will benefit from read the full article →

Minnesota Life seeks $100m La Vie Re mortality catastrophe bond

A new mortality catastrophe bond transaction is in the market, as life insurer and part of the Securian Financial Group, Minnesota Life Insurance Company looks to the capital markets for $100 million of more of mortality related life reinsurance through a La Vie Re Limited (Series 2020-1) deal. Mortality catastrophe bonds read the full article →

RGA explored pandemic risk transfer, including catastrophe bonds

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) has explored a variety of ways of transferring mortality risks related to pandemics off its books, including capital markets backed instruments such as catastrophe bonds. The life focused reinsurance firm has a significant mortality book, of course, as a result of which pandemics are one of read the full article →

Asia to become increasingly relevant in life insurance-linked securities

Globally, the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space is gaining momentum and in Asia specifically, the risk/return profile appears to be improving, according to Luca Tres, Head of Life, Securis Investment Partners. Tres, alongside Tom Spreutels, Head of Origination, Life & Alternative Credit at Leadenhall Capital Partners, participated in an expert panel read the full article →