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Nephila’s $500m stamp target for syndicate 2357 looks easily in reach

Nephila Capital looks to be well on-track to reach its ambitious full-year stamp capacity target of $500 million for its Lloyd's syndicate 2357, as premiums ceded from fronted U.S. catastrophe exposed property risk are already building.Nephila Capital, the largest investment manager of catastrophe and weather insurance or reinsurance linked assets, read the full article →

Universal’s prior year loss creep passed on to reinsurers in Q2

Universal Insurance Holdings reinsurance capital providers helped the company in Q2 2019 by taking the majority of its prior year loss creep off its hands, with just over $97.3 million of gross prior year development ceded.The insurer reported that its gross prior year development amounted to $98 million in the read the full article →

Nephila Capital revenues help offset CATCo costs for Markel

Revenues earned through the operations of its insurance-linked securities (ILS) manager Nephila Capital have helped to offset costs related to Markel CATCo in the second-quarter and first-half of the year for owner Markel Corporation.Revenue contributions to Markel are now being fully reported for the activities of the Nephila Capital ILS read the full article →

Universal names Donaghy CEO, as Downes becomes Exec Chair

Universal Insurance Holdings, the Florida headquartered and expansive primary insurance player, has announced that its CEO Sean P. Downes is stepping into an Executive Chairman role, with his position to be filled by Chief Operating Officer, Stephen J. Donaghy.Universal is a significant buyer of reinsurance and user of alternative capacity read the full article →

Hudson Structured, Nephila invest in AI property data insurtech Tensorflight

Tensorflight, an artificial intelligence insurtech start-up that offers property data to help insurance and reinsurance firms better understand their exposures has closed a $2 million funding round with support from ILS managers Hudson Structured Capital Management and Nephila Capital.The $2 million investment round was led by venture specialists ff Venture read the full article →

Risk transfer a key tool in climate change adaptation: Nephila report

Risk transfer is often overlooked in discussions relating to climate change and adaptation to it, as instruments including weather risk transfer and catastrophe reinsurance are able to send price signals to help public and private sector entities better understand the economic value at risk.This is according to a new report read the full article →

Capital + tech + data can help address climate risks: Schauble, Nephila

The use of efficient capital from the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, along with advanced technology and expanding amounts of data, can help the world in addressing climate risk, comments by Barney Schauble, Managing Principal at Nephila Advisors suggest.With climate change rising up the political and social agenda all the time, read the full article →

Universal grows reinsurance tower at renewal, with help of Nephila & ILS capital

Universal Insurance Holdings, the Florida headquartered and expansive primary insurance provider, has completed what it said was a time consuming reinsurance renewal, with ILS capital featuring heavily as usual.Universal has been a significant user of alternative reinsurance capital from insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and other collateralized sources over the years.For read the full article →

Nephila worked with Allianz on GrainCorp weather risk hedging

Nephila Capital, the world's largest asset manager of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other catastrophe or weather linked reinsurance instruments, was involved in work to help Australian agribusiness GrainCorp.GrainCorp is among the largest agricultural businesses that has specialised in grain and other commodity receivership, storage and transportation.As a result, the company read the full article →

Nephila assists insurtech WorldCover with reinsurance via Lloyd’s syndicate

Emerging markets and climate insurance focused  insurtech start-up WorldCover has partnered with the world's largest ILS fund manager Nephila Capital, who will now provide some of the firms reinsurance protection through its Lloyd's syndicate 2357.WorldCover is a technology driven insurance start-up that provides climate and weather linked insurance products using read the full article →