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Swiss Re: Covid not a big event for sidecar, aims to expand ILS activity

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re expects that while it seems that some losses from the Covid-19 pandemic could fall to its quota share sidecar investors, the amount won't be significant. Speaking this morning during the companies first-half earnings call, CFO of Swiss Re John Dacey said that the pandemic won't prove read the full article →

ILS altered how reinsurers structure their operations: Lane, ILS Asia 2020

The alternative, or third-party reinsurance capital market, has permanently altered the structure of reinsurers and will continue to do so moving forward, according to Dr. Morton Lane, President, Lane Financial LLC, and Director, The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. During the penultimate day of the virtual Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference, read the full article →

Lessons learnt in ILS after challenging few years, say end-investors

For many in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space the experience of losses, creep, and uncertainty around trapped collateral over the past few years was a first, and, undoubtedly, lessons have been learnt. This was the view of the opening panel on the penultimate day of our virtually held conference, ILS Asia read the full article →

PGGM and Swiss Re deepen Viaduct Re sidecar relationship to $500m+

PGGM, the Dutch pension fund administrator and investment manager that has become the largest single source of assets in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, has expanded and deepened its private quota share sidecar relationship with reinsurance firm Swiss Re. In total, the Viaduct Re Ltd. private reinsurance sidecar arrangements between PGGM read the full article →

Aditya Dutt departs RenRe. O’Donnell assumes Ventures responsibility

The leader of RenaissanceRe's third-party reinsurance capital and joint-venture focused Ventures business Aditya Dutt is set to leave the firm for a new opportunity, with CEO Kevin O’Donnell to assume control of the unit. RenaissanceRe (RenRe), the Bermuda-headquartered reinsurance company and third-party capital manager with over $10 billion of committed capital read the full article →

Volatile ILS fund flows to continue as Covid-19 economic hit persists

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers and reinsurance companies managing third-party capital are likely to see continuing volatility in terms of investor inflows and outflows, as the broader implications of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to emerge. While an economic recovery is hoped for in the long-run, the hit to global economies and read the full article →

PGGM added an ILS relationship with PartnerRe in 2019

PGGM, the Dutch pension fund administrator and investment manager and the largest single source of assets in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, added a relationship with global reinsurance firm PartnerRe in 2019, as it expanded its ILS partner roster to ten. PGGM, which invests in the ILS and reinsurance market on read the full article →

Swiss Re well-hedged for hurricanes, thanks to alternative capital: CUO Schmid

With natural catastrophe reinsurance premiums underwritten having jumped at Swiss Re in the last year, the company has continued to make use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) investor appetite to help it prepare its portfolio for the coming hurricane season. Swiss Re's target for natural catastrophe premiums underwritten in the group's property read the full article →

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOP) on diversification into ILS & Covid-19

A shift from equities into alternative asset classes including insurance-linked securities (ILS) has helped to cushion the blow of the market volatility seen as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). The latest large Canadian institutional retirement fund to target the insurance-linked securities (ILS) read the full article →

PGGM adds private quota share with Swiss Re through Viaduct Re Ltd.

PGGM, the Dutch pension fund administrator and investment manager that has become the largest single source of assets in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, added a private quota share arrangement with reinsurance giant Swiss Re in 2019, using a special purpose insurer (SPI) named Viaduct Re Ltd. Last month we reported read the full article →