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Best of Artemis, week ending 26th January 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 26th January 2020, 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.Only just read the full article →

Transverse acquires ASLIC to expand fronting to non-admitted programs

Transverse Insurance Group, a program and fronting carrier that wants to help facilitate access to risk for insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and investors, has acquired a second insurance carrier specifically to enable its expansion to front for non-admitted programs.Transverse has an agnostic view as to where capital to back its read the full article →

Nephila a reinsurer to Boost-backed cyber risk insurtech Cowbell

Nephila Capital, the largest manager of mainly catastrophe and weather insurance linked securities and reinsurance linked assets, has lined up as one of the reinsurers supporting a technology-led cyber insurance company named Cowbell Cyber, signalling a step in the direction of specialty lines underwriting.Cowbell Cyber is an insurtech that leverages read the full article →

First Eclipse Re private cat bond of 2020 comes to market, a $10m issue

The Horseshoe managed private catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance vehicle Eclipse Re Ltd. has completed its first issuance of 2020, a $10 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2020-01A) transaction.After a busy 2019, when this transformer and private ILS platform was the issuer of at least around $300 million read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 19th January 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 19th January 2020, 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.Register here read the full article →

Hudson Structured lifts reinsurance & ILS assets to $2bn

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (doing its insurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda), the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance- and transportation- focused investment manager, has added another roughly 18% to its reinsurance AuM, lifting it to around $2 billion.HSCM Bermuda was launched and began investing in 2016, having been established by read the full article →

Stone Ridge interval ILS fund shrinks again, cat bond focused fund stable

Stone Ridge Asset Management's mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund assets shrank slightly in the last quarter of record, with the Interval ILS fund down roughly 5% again, but the managers catastrophe bond focused fund was more stable and grew almost 1% in the period.Overall, Stone Ridge's mutual ILS fund assets read the full article →

Aegon to close down ILS investing unit

Netherlands headquartered global life insurance company, annuities provider and pension investment manager Aegon is shuttering its dedicated ILS investment operations and will run-off the current portfolio of risks it had invested in during 2019, we can report.Aegon began its latest venture into insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance-linked investing in the read the full article →

SEC proposal could open up ILS assets to more sophisticated investors

A proposal from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could result in an expanded range of sophisticated investors being able to access and invest in insurance-linked securities (ILS), as the SEC proposes to extend the definition of accredited investor.The SEC's rules over who can qualify as an accredited investor govern read the full article →

Philippines to try again on state asset & infrastructure reinsurance

The government of the Philippines is to try again to secure bids for an indemnity reinsurance program to cover around US $19.6 billion of its state-owned assets and infrastructure, having failed to secure the necessary market interest at the first attempt.As we reported in early December, the Philippines government entered read the full article →