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Guy Carpenter’s Cerulean Re ILS platform issues $12.6m of private cat bonds

Cerulean Re SAC Ltd., the private catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance vehicle operated by reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter and Marsh Captive Solutions, has completed another issuance and listed three tranches of Cerulean Re SAC Ltd. (Series 2020-B) notes. The Cerulean Re vehicle was launched in 2017 by Guy Carpenter’s read the full article →

Artex vehicle issues $30m Tenby private cat bond transaction

The Artex Risk Solutions owned segregated account reinsurance transformer platform, Artex SAC Limited, has completed issuance of the first private catastrophe bond seen from the vehicle in 2020, with a $30 million Artex SAC Limited – Tenby Notes transaction. Issuance of this private cat bond, or private insurance-linked securities (ILS) arrangement, read the full article →

NZ Super Fund shuns wildfire exposed ILS as mispriced due to climate

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super Fund) has rejected any investments into wildfire insurance and reinsurance within its insurance-linked securities (ILS) allocations, saying that because of climate change it feels the risk is mispriced. In addition, the NZ Super Fund has also said that it believes that pricing should be read the full article →

Climate risk means we’re not far off a $300bn loss year: Flandro, Hyperion X

The insurance marketplace is not that far off a $300 billion loss year and it's vital reinsurance and ILS markets price adequately for climate change risk, according to David Flandro, Managing Director of Analytics at Hyperion X. Leading a virtual panel discussion as part of the ILS Bermuda Convergence 2020 event read the full article →

Cat bond & ILS coupons should compensate as climate increases hurricane risk: Twelve Capital

Climate change, variability and the expected increases in Atlantic hurricane risk that these factors will drive, is still likely to be compensated for in catastrophe bond and private insurance-linked securities (ILS) coupons, as pricing should rise and consequently returns, in line with the risk, according to ILS manager Twelve Capital. Twelve read the full article →

GC / MMC’s Isosceles ILS platform in $25m private cat bond issuance

Isosceles Insurance Limited, the transformer and segregated cell structure operated by Marsh & McLennan Companies and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter to issue privately placed insurance-linked securities or catastrophe bonds has completed issuance of another transaction. This $25 million Isosceles Insurance Ltd. (Series 2020-C1) transaction is the second deal to come to read the full article →

Covid-19 business interruption losses begin for some ILS funds

A number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds reported small losses related to business interruption claims from the Covid-19 pandemic in July, with quota shares the main source. It's understood that some collateralised quota share reinsurance positions covering mainly European carriers have begun to see actual claims related to property business interruption read the full article →

COVID-19 business interruption hit to ILS seen as minimal

After canvassing a number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund managers and end-investors for their views on possible loss impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority strongly believe that impacts from the business interruption issue will only be minimal to their ILS strategies and ILS portfolios. This goes for ILS read the full article →

First private cat bond issued from GC / MMC’s Isosceles ILS platform

This almost $16.5 million Isosceles Insurance Ltd. (Series 2020-A1) transaction is the first private insurance-linked securities (ILS) arrangement or catastrophe bond from the Marsh & McLennan Companies and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter operated Isosceles Insurance Limited  transformer and segregated cell structure. Isosceles Insurance Limited has issued a single tranche featuring $16.445 read the full article →

Sidecar sponsors struggling to find sufficient capital support

Reinsurance sidecars as a source of protection are in high-demand right now, as ceding companies look to bring third-party capital support into their business models to help buffer against any potential downside caused by catastrophe losses through the year ahead. Our sources said that demand for reinsurance sidecar capacity is perhaps read the full article →