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Isosceles Insurance ILS platform in $25m private cat bond issuance

Isosceles Insurance Ltd., the private insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond platform operated by Marsh McLennan and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, has issued a new $25 million Isosceles Insurance Ltd. (Series 2021-B1) transaction, the third we've listed from the vehicle so far. The Isosceles Insurance Ltd. (or Isosceles Re) platform was read the full article →

Private & bilateral sidecar ILS deals on the rise: Willis Re

The growth of direct quota share transactions between institutional investors and global insurance or reinsurance companies are on the rise, according to broker Willis Re. The reinsurance broker believes that 2021 is seeing a resurgence of the private or bilateral reinsurance sidecar arrangement and that this is enabling some large institutional read the full article →

Twelve Capital & Hannover Re linked private cat bonds extended

A slew of private catastrophe bonds have had their maturity dates extended this week, as continued uncertainty related to prior period catastrophe loss activity means collateral continues to be held in case of any qualifying losses becoming applicable to the subject reinsurance or retrocession. Many private cat bonds have seen their read the full article →

Asagao parametric Japan quake cat bond renewal issued by Aon’s White Rock

A third Asagao private catastrophe bond transaction, a roughly $18.3 million Asagao III – White Rock Insurance (SAC) Ltd., has been issued by insurance and reinsurance broker Aon’s Bermuda domiciled Class 3 and Class C insurer and segregated accounts company White Rock Insurance (SAC) Ltd. The issuance appears to be a read the full article →

ILS capacity can support nuclear third-party liability risks: EC study

A European Commission study looking at the insurability of nuclear third-party liability risks (NTPL) and availability of capacity to support them, found that insurance-linked securities (ILS) market capital would be available, under the right structures and terms. The European Commission study on nuclear third-party liability risks was undertaken during 2018-19 and read the full article →

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 →