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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 →

Sidecars & quota shares may face highest Covid-19 claims: A.M. Best

The collateralised reinsurance sidecar market and private quota share transactions entered into by insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and investors may face the highest impacts from Covid-19 pandemic related claims, A.M. Best has said. We've been raising the subject of sidecar and quota share ILS market and investor exposure to claims from read the full article →

$18.3m Asagao II private cat bond issued by Aon’s White Rock

A new approximately $18.3 million Asagao II Japanese private catastrophe bond transaction has come to market using the Aon Insurance Managers operated segregated accounts company White Rock Insurance SAC. The transaction is the second Asagao private catastrophe bond to be issued using insurance and reinsurance broker Aon’s Bermuda domiciled Class 3 read the full article →

Dodeka XVIII private cat bond from Twelve Capital has maturity extended

Another of the Dodeka series of private catastrophe bonds, issued for ILS and reinsurance focused investment manager Twelve Capital, has had its maturity extended, likely to allow for a cedent's catastrophe loss development to continue. The $25.181 million Dodeka XVIII private cat bond was issued in January 2019 and saw ILS read the full article →

GC / MMC to launch Isosceles Re transformer platform for 4(2) private ILS

The use of rented transformer platform structures for insurance-linked securities (ILS) and private catastrophe bond transaction issuance continues to expand and a new Isosceles Re offering from Marsh & McLennan Companies and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter is set to help make issuance of 4(2) securities more simple. The new Isosceles Re read the full article →

Artex private cat bond vehicle completes $50.26m issuance

Private catastrophe bond issuance continues apace in time for the January 2020 reinsurance renewals, with a new $50.26 million cat bond lite issuance taking the 2019 total for these more privately placed deals just over $900 million, according to Artemis data. A $50.26 million Artex SAC Limited – Series IX Notes read the full article →

Loss reserve set up for Twelve Capital’s Dodeka XXI private cat bond

A loss reserve has been established for one of Zurich headquartered ILS and reinsurance fund manager Twelve Capital's private Dodeka catastrophe bonds, after the transaction became exposed to potential losses from recent global catastrophe events. The $17.96 million Dodeka XXI transaction was issued in March 2019, becoming the 24th private insurance-linked read the full article →

Twelve Capital’s private Dodeka XV cat bond has maturity extended

For the first time (that we've seen) one of the Dodeka series of private catastrophe bonds issued on behalf of specialist insurance and reinsurance linked fund manager Twelve Capital has had its maturity date extended. The $9.269 million Dodeka XV private cat bond was issued for Twelve Capital in June 2018 read the full article →

Guy Carpenter’s Cerulean Re ILS platform completes $25m private deal

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 transaction, a $25 million Cerulean Re SAC Ltd. (Series 2019-E1) issuance. The Cerulean Re vehicle was established in 2017 by Guy Carpenter’s capital markets read the full article →