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PGGM ILS mandate scope for Nephila, PartnerRe & Swiss Re upsized

PGGM, the Dutch pension fund administrator and investment manager and the largest single source of assets in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, has significantly increased its mandated allocation allowances for some of its leading invetsment partners in the ILS and reinsurance sector. With, we understand, roughly US $7.5 billion of investments read the full article →

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) doubled ILS allocation in 2020

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), a large Canadian institutional retirement fund, has more than doubled its investments in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class over the last year. Insurance-linked securities (ILS), so investments into insurance-linked funds as well as some other reinsurance related securities, began in earnest for the read the full article →

Integral ILS launches insurance partnership with Amwins & Core Specialty

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Integral ILS Ltd. has now formally launched its property insurance partnership with risk origination and distribution specialist Amwins, and has announced that Core Specialty is set to act as the policy issuer. The partnership between Integral ILS and Amwins had always been inevitable, as the strategic read the full article →

Integral ILS to access catastrophe risk via AmWINS MGA’s

Insurance origination and distribution specialist AmWINS has confirmed that start-up insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Integral ILS Ltd. will be accessing catastrophe risk through its managing general agents (MGA's). Integral ILS Ltd. was launched as a new ILS fund manager market entrant by industry execs Richard Lowther and Lixin Zeng, with read the full article →

Coca-Cola pension fund ILS allocation grew 5% to $362m in 2020

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) allocation of global beverage and food giant The Coca Cola Company's pension fund has grown in 2020, ending the year 5% larger at $362 million. Coca-Cola's corporate pension plan has been invested in insurance-linked securities for a number of years, with as much as 5% of its read the full article →

Swiss Re’s alternative capital assets under management reach $2.8bn

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has increased the alternative reinsurance capital assets under management in a range of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures to $2.8 billion, with the recently launched 1863 Fund one area of the business to benefit. Swiss Re has been managing assets in its collateralised reinsurance sidecar Sector Re read the full article →

SCOR Investment Partners gets ILS allocation from City of Zurich pension

SCOR Investment Partners, the asset management company of the global reinsurance group SCOR, won a new investment mandate from the roughly $20 billion City of Zurich Pension Fund in recent weeks. The City of Zurich Pension Fund is one of the largest in Switzerland and operates pensions and other insurance benefits read the full article →

Integral ILS gets investment from New Holland Capital

Integral ILS Ltd., the start-up insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager launched by industry execs Richard Lowther and Lixin Zeng, has announced a second cornerstone investor for its new catastrophe reinsurance focused strategy, with long-time ILS investor New Holland Capital making a commitment to the firm. With the new commitment from New read the full article →

Swiss Re registers 1863 Re as an SPI in Bermuda for its ILS fund venture

Swiss Re, the global reinsurance company, has registered a special purpose insurer (SPI) in Bermuda which will presumably act as an underwriting vehicle for its recently established dedicated ILS fund, the Core Nat Cat Fund under 1863 Fund Ltd. The Bermuda domiciled special purpose insurer (SPI) is named 1863 Re Ltd. read the full article →

Swiss Re sets up its first ILS fund, the Core Nat Cat Fund under 1863 Fund Ltd.

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re continues to demonstrate its growing commitment to third-party sources of capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS), announcing this morning that it is launching a dedicated ILS fund, the Core Nat Cat Fund, so investors can participate in its natural catastrophe underwriting business. Swiss Re has set up read the full article →