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CATCo retro fund rises 7% on reduced 2017 wildfire claims (subrogation?)

Some shareholders in the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., Markel CATCo Investment Management’s listed retrocession focused investment fund, have benefited from a reduction in claims related to California's 2017 wildfires, perhaps suggesting a subrogation recovery has made its way through to the portfolio. The in-run off retrocessional reinsurance focused investment fund's read the full article →

ILS fund manager Gildenbrook launched with $850m of capital by Brookman

The Gildenbrook Group has been founded by experienced ILS industry executive Daniel Brookman and has today launched Gildenbrook Capital Management Ltd., an independent alternative investment fund manager focused on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class. Brookman most recently led alternative reinsurance and ILS activities at re/insurer AXA XL, before which he 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 →

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 →

Best of Artemis, week ending 24th January 2021

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 24th January 2021, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish. Ten most read the full article →

Cat bonds to break records, but Collateralized Re to outpace: Reader poll

Our readers forecast more than $12 billion of catastrophe bond issuance in 2021, which would see the market setting a new record. But in terms of which area of insurance-linked securities (ILS) is likely to grow fastest, the collateralized reinsurance market is forecast to outpace cat bond market growth this read the full article →

Indonesia cat bond possible, as World Bank lends for disaster insurance

The World Bank has approved $500 million of funding for Indonesia to help the country enhance its financial response to natural disasters, climate risks, and health-related shocks, with the use of risk pooling, and insurance or reinsurance instruments at the heart of the plan. Between 2014 and 2018, the central government read the full article →

Pillar Capital’s ILS assets grow 39% in 2020, reaching $2.4bn

Pillar Capital Management Limited, a Bermuda headquartered specialist collateralized reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager, has continued to have fund raising success through 2020, lifting its ILS assets managed by 39% to reach $2.4 billion as of the start of 2021. Pillar Capital Management Limited, a Bermuda headquartered specialist collateralized read the full article →

PartnerRe gets Olympus investment for retro & specialty vehicle Laplace-C

Bermuda headquartered reinsurance company PartnerRe has set up a new retrocession and specialty reinsurance focused investment vehicle named Laplace-C and secured backing from private equity player Olympus Partners. Laplace-C has been established to take advantage of opportunities seen in the global reinsurance market at this time and we understand is just read the full article →

ILS & reinsurance add to Bermuda investment fund growth through 2020

Bermuda has benefited from a robust year for insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other areas of reinsurance related investment through 2020, with assets under management of investment funds located in the domicile increasing during the year, as new private and closed fund structures have also been established. There appears to have been read the full article →