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Nephila Capital’s MGA Velocity Risk pauses new Florida homeowners business

Velocity Risk Underwriters LLC, the managing general agency (MGA) operation of reinsurance, catastrophe, climate and weather risk-linked investment manager Nephila Capital, has paused accepting new homeowners business in Florida, citing a desire to control its rapidly grown portfolio in the State, we've learned. Please note: We've updated this article to clarify read the full article →

Uri a step back, Markel still has work to do in ILS: Co-CEO Whitt

Winter storm Uri's impacts in the first-quarter of 2021 was a step backwards for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and the sectors biggest dedicated investment manager Nephila Capital, according to Markel Corporation Co-CEO Richie Whitt. With winter storm Uri coming on the heels of a year in which the pandemic impacted read the full article →

Nephila costs elevated on MGA platform build & new fund launches: Whitt

Nephila Capital is experiencing elevated costs as the insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager builds-out and grows its managing general agency (MGA) platforms and readies for the launch of new ILS fund vehicles, Markel Co-CEO Richie Whitt has explained. As we explained yesterday, Nephila Capital's assets under management (AuM) fell slightly read the full article →

ILS operating revenues fall at Markel as Nephila AuM slides to $9.5bn

Assets under management (AuM) at the largest dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist manager Nephila Capital fell slightly to $9.5 billion at the end of the first-quarter, with the reduced assets also a driver of lower ILS operating revenues at Markel Corporation. Nephila Capital's assets under management across catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Nephila Capital targets further growth for Syndicate 2357 at Lloyd’s

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated investment manager in the insurance-linked securities (ILS), weather and catastrophe reinsurance space, is targeting further growth for its flagship Lloyd's of London Syndicate 2357 in 2021, with its stamp capacity lifted to almost $672 million this year. Nephila Capital has made Syndciate 2357 an integral part read the full article →

Nephila to name Maria Rapin sole CEO of Nephila Climate unit

Nephila Climate, the weather and climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of the largest insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Nephila Capital, has named Maria Rapin as its sole CEO. Rapin, who has worked at Nephila Capital since 2015, was most recently a Co-CEO of the Nephila Climate unit, alongside fellow Co-CEO read the full article →

New ILS products critical to a more sustainable economy: Nephila’s Schauble

The use of advanced technologies alongside thoughtful risk capacity to create new products that support a more sustainable world and improved risk taking is vital, according to Barney Schauble, Head of Labs at Nephila Advisors. The universe of responsible and sustainable investors is on the rise with participants in many global read the full article →

Nephila delays launch of new specialty Lloyd’s syndicate 2358

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated manager of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds, told us it is delaying the launch of its new specialty line focused Lloyd's syndicate 2358. Sources had told us the launch was likely to slip, as Nephila Capital lined up all of the necessary capital read the full article →

ESG opportunity can be meaningful for ILS: Nephila’s Schauble, ILS NYC 2021

Today, there’s a significant amount of capital looking to be deployed in an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) friendly way, which represents a material opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class, says Barney Schauble, Head of Labs at Nephila Advisors. Day two of our fifth annual and first virtual ILS read the full article →

Nephila attracts $1bn+ inflows, launches ESG & Lloyd’s ILS fund strategies

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated manager of insurance and reinsurance linked investment funds and assets, is expected to benefit from growing investor interest in the sector, with inflows of more than $1 billion anticipated in 2021, according to Markel Corporation executives. Having returned to growth, in terms of assets under management, read the full article →