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Don’t dilute the opportunity: Frank Majors, Nephila Capital

The past 12 months have proved the ILS markets are rational, thinks Frank Majors, co-CEO at Nephila Advisors, with investors demonstrating both staying power and price discipline"Now that we've gone through this mini cycle and series of events we've seen that ILS capital is not going to run away," he told Artemis. "The converse read the full article →

Nephila’s independent Lloyd’s managing agency ready for launch

Nephila Capital, the largest investment manager of insurance and reinsurance linked securities (ILS) and weather risk assets, is nearing launch of its own independent Lloyd’s managing agency.Assisted by Lloyd's servicer and third party managing agent Asta, Nephila Capital is ready to launch its Nephila Syndicate Management Ltd. managing agency at read the full article →

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 →