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CATCo portfolio continues to develop favourably, recoups 3% on 2017 losses

The retrocessional reinsurance investment portfolio constructed by Markel's CATCo Investment Management is continuing to develop more favourably than had originally been expected, with the firm reporting a reduction of claims in relation to catastrophe events from 2017. The CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., the exchange listed, retrocession focused insurance-linked securities (ILS) read the full article →

Rate hardening should persist at 1/1: Leadenhall CEO Albertini

Hurricane Ida "reminds us that the strength and trajectory is what is important when it comes to hurricanes" and that "there is always a lot to learn from every event". This is according to Luca Albertini, CEO of London-headquartered Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, a subsidiary of MS Amlin. Speaking to Artemis read the full article →

Mutual ILS funds take Ida hit. Stone Ridge interval fund falls ~5%

The main mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked mutual investment funds have experienced some declines in the wake of the recent landfall of major hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29th in Louisiana with major 150 mph winds. The storm devastated regions of the coast, impacted New Orleans read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending September 12th 2021

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending September 12th 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 →

Continuous disciplined institutional ILS capital growth expected: Leadenhall’s Volpi

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is expected to continue attracting new investors, leading to continuous growth, while even more investors from around the world are also increasingly getting familiar with the asset class, Lorenzo Volpi of Leadenhall Capital Partners explained in a recent interview. Volpi, the Head of Business Development and read the full article →

Palomar launches insurance fronting business, PLMR-FRONT

Palomar Insurance Holdings, the speciality California-headquartered insurer that provides largely catastrophe exposed property products, is the latest carrier to want to offer its paper to risk capital, reinsurance and underwriting teams, with the launch of an insurance fronting business named PLMR-FRONT. Palomar highlighted its A.M. Best rating of “A-IX”, as the read the full article →

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority expanded its ILS portfolio in 2020

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth investment fund owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and tasked with investing funds on behalf of the Government of the Emirate, expanded its insurance-linked securities (ILS) allocations last year, as it put an increasing emphasis on asset classes that offer read the full article →

Insurance Partners Europe targets ILS with Pierre Mouilhade hire

Insurance Partners Europe, a Paris-based boutique risk advisory focused on insurance and reinsurance consulting and brokerage, is expanding to offer services to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, making a key hire in Pierre Mouilhade, a former ILS portfolio manager at SCOR Investment Partners. Insurance Partners Europe (IPE) was founded by another read the full article →

Pillar Capital adopts Phinsys tech to streamline ILS reporting

Pillar Capital Management Limited, the Bermuda headquartered specialist collateralized reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager, has adopted technology from Phinsys to help it streamline its ILS financial reporting. Financial technology software and service provider Phinsys said today that Pillar Capital has implemented Phinsys' product Rapport as part of a wider read the full article →

Gibson Re sidecar “not changing the recipe book” at R&Q: Spiegel

For Randall & Quilter (R&Q) Investment Holdings, the launch of its first collateralised reinsurance sidecar vehicle today is not about changing the "recipe book", meaning the firm's core area of focus in the legacy space remains, according to William Spiegel, Executive Chairman of R&Q. R&Q, the specialist non-life insurance and reinsurance read the full article →