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Could ‘shadow insurance’ controversy bring Life back into ILS?

13th June 2013

In the last few days the news has been awash with discussions of so-called ‘shadow insurance’, discussing the practices of life insurers in using captives and offshore vehicles as sources of reinsurance protection. A report published on Tuesday called out certain practices by life insurers as overly risky to both policyholders and taxpayers.

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Loss faced by Ballantyne Re life securitization investors becomes clearer

16th August 2012

Scottish Re’s 2006 Ballantyne Re life insurance securitization transaction has been heading for what seems like an inevitable default for some time now. The Regulation XXX type life insurance linked transaction saw huge mark-to-market losses on the assets in the underlying collateral accounts. As a result it experienced regular failures to make interest payments resulting […]

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Karson Management grows their collateral business

8th March 2012

Here’s an interesting press release from Karson Management, a firm established by the team at RISConsulting Group and led by Derrell Hendrix a veteran of the insurance-linked security and alternative risk financing/transfer sectors. The press release is regarding Karson Collateral, a provider of solvency eligible collateral for risk transfer and credit enhancement applications. Their K-Note […]

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