RMS LifeRisks 2.0 to include excess mortality models as well as longevity

Risk modeling firm RMS (Risk Management Solutions) recently held an event in London about their work in the longevity and mortality space and to discuss the upcoming launch of the latest version of their LifeRisks modeling solutions. The event featured talks from RMS staff about their LifeRisks 2.0 product and read the full article →

Swiss Re selling its Admin Re business in the U.S.

Reinsurer Swiss Re has announced that it is going to sell off its U.S. Admin Re® business for $600m in cash as it seeks to unlock capital that is tied up in it. Total cash proceeds from the sale will be $900m after a pre-closing dividend. Admin Re provides risk read the full article →

Clariden Leu / LGT team planning two new insurance-linked strategy funds

Michael Stahel and his portfolio management team, who currently manage insurance-linked securities funds for Swiss based investment manager and private bank Clariden Leu but are soon to move to their new home at LGT Capital Management, are planning to launch two new insurance-linked strategy funds in response to demand from read the full article →

Shrinking life reinsurance market to stimulate risk transfer

A new report published by ratings agency Standard & Poor's suggests that the traditional life reinsurance market has been shrinking since 2003 and now participants in this market are seeking new, non-traditional ways to stimulate growth. Another trend which is leading S&P to suggest that non-traditional risk transfer could see read the full article →

RMS perform risk modelling and analysis for Vita Capital IV transaction

Risk Management Solutions (RMS) have issued a press release regarding their involvement in the recently completed Vita Capital IV Ltd. mortality risk catastrophe bond issued on behalf of Swiss Re. It contains a little more detail on the risk modelling tools used to get the transaction to market which we read the full article →

Swiss Re on the completion of their $180m Vita Capital IV mortality catastrophe bond

Swiss Re have now published a press release on the completion of their latest catastrophe bond transaction so we felt it worth publishing some of their comments on the transaction. The latest Vital Capital IV Ltd. issuance closed earlier this week, as we wrote here, and secured them $180m of read the full article →

Swiss Re’s latest Vita Capital IV mortality-linked catastrophe bond upsizes to $180m

Swiss Re have successfully closed the latest in their Vita series of mortality catastrophe bond deals and the two tranches have received their official ratings today. The transaction, which has been issued by their Vita Capital IV Ltd. Cayman Islands domiciled SPV, began marketing in mid-July seeking to secure $100m read the full article →

New Vita Capital IV Ltd. mortality-linked catastrophe bond marketed by Swiss Re

The catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security investment community will be delighted that they have some new opportunities to put their funds to work in transactions offering diversification opportunities today. First, Munich Re began marketing their Queen Street III Capital European windstorm catastrophe bond today and now Swiss Re are returning read the full article →

Vita Capital IV Ltd. Series III mortality notes downgraded on tsunami risk exposure

Swiss Re's Vita Capital IV Ltd. mortality risk insurance-linked securities have had their rating downgraded by Standard & Poor's due to the perceived heightened exposure that tsunami's present to the transaction. Vita Capital IV Ltd’s Series III is an insurance-linked securitization which is exposed to increases in mortality in read the full article →

Swiss Re closes Admin Re transaction in the UK with American Life Insurance Company

Swiss Re has announced its latest bulk purchase of life insurance policies under their Admin Re® series of transactions. The latest deal see's them acquire approximately 300,000 policies and UK£1.6 billion in assets from American Life Insurance Company. Swiss Re have now completed more than 50 transactions globally with Admin Re read the full article →