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United (UPC) adds $150m to gross hurricane Irma loss

United Insurance Holdings (UPC Insurance), the Florida headquartered and still focused insurer, has revealed a further $150 million of loss creep related to 2017's hurricane Irma, which the company booked at the end of Q1 2021. At the same time, United (UPC) believes that the rate of litigation related claims inflation read the full article →

United (UPC) says Florida to remain “very firm for the foreseeable future”

Florida headquartered insurer United Insurance Holdings (UPC Insurance) has said that it anticipates the Florida personal lines property insurance market remaining "very firm for the foreseeable future". The carrier had recently explained that the litigation issue and resulting loss inflation and amplification continues for Florida homeowners’ insurers, with its data suggesting read the full article →

SBAI highlights need for strong governance in ILS side-pocketing

The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has published a new document that discusses the practice of side-pocketing within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry and explains the need for strong governance, transparency and robust disclosure when it comes to reserving for potential losses. The practice of side-pocketing is broadly used in read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 2nd May 2021

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 2nd May 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 →

CFC gets ‘in principle’ approval for third-party capital backed Lloyd’s Syndicate

Specialist insurance provider with a focus on emerging risk and cyber, CFC, has received ‘in principal’ approval from Lloyd’s of London for the establishment of CFC Syndicate 1988 with the backing of third-party capital. Managed by Asta Managing Agency Ltd, the new syndicate will underwrite a cross-section of CFC’s established portfolio read the full article →

Nephila costs elevated on MGA platform build & new fund launches: Whitt

Nephila Capital is experiencing elevated costs as the insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager builds-out and grows its managing general agency (MGA) platforms and readies for the launch of new ILS fund vehicles, Markel Co-CEO Richie Whitt has explained. As we explained yesterday, Nephila Capital's assets under management (AuM) fell slightly read the full article →

ILS operating revenues fall at Markel as Nephila AuM slides to $9.5bn

Assets under management (AuM) at the largest dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist manager Nephila Capital fell slightly to $9.5 billion at the end of the first-quarter, with the reduced assets also a driver of lower ILS operating revenues at Markel Corporation. Nephila Capital's assets under management across catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Stable hires Julia Henderson as President & Head of Portfolio Management

Stable, a technology company that provides an index-based platform for commodity hedging, has hired former reinsurance and ILS underwriter Julia Henderson as its President and Head of Portfolio Management. Henderson has been an advisor to the Stable board since last September, helping the insurtech to plan and build-out a Bermuda platform read the full article →

Nephila Capital targets further growth for Syndicate 2357 at Lloyd’s

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated investment manager in the insurance-linked securities (ILS), weather and catastrophe reinsurance space, is targeting further growth for its flagship Lloyd's of London Syndicate 2357 in 2021, with its stamp capacity lifted to almost $672 million this year. Nephila Capital has made Syndciate 2357 an integral part read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 25th April 2021

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 25th April 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 →