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Blue Capital listed ILS fund in 3.6% return year-to-date

Demonstrating the recovery that is underway in insurance-linked securities (ILS) market returns, as the loss creep from prior year events begins to tail off, the listed Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund has delivered a 3.6% year-to-date return, 2.9% just in Q2.The listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund strategy, managed by read the full article →

Richard Lowther to move on from Hiscox ILS

Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd. said today that Chief Operating Officer and Managing Principal Richard Lowther is moving on from the firm.Lowther had been working at Hiscox in ILS since 2014, as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hiscox's relatively new at the time insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised read the full article →

Schroders acquires full ownership of Secquaero, increases stake to 100%

Global asset management group Schroders has taken its ownership stake in Swiss ILS & reinsurance investments specialist Secquaero Advisors AG to 100%.Schroders sees this as a reinforcement of its increasingly important Private Assets business, of which insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and other reinsurance linked investment strategies have become increasingly read the full article →

Eclipse Re vehicle issues new $30m private catastrophe bond

Eclipse Re Ltd., a special purpose insurance and segregated accounts company that was originally launched by Horseshoe Group and Rewire Securities LLC has issued a $30 million tranche of Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2019-03A) private catastrophe bond notes.Eclipse Re is a vehicle that can be used by insurance-linked securities (ILS) read the full article →

Blue Capital listed ILS fund liquidation to take up to 2021

The liquidation and running off of the stock exchange listed Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategy is set to continue into 2020, demonstrating the long process of unwinding collateralised reinsurance contract investments.The listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund strategy, which is managed by ILS and read the full article →

Majority of ILS Advisers tracked funds negative in May 2019. Index falls to -1.13%

Only 5 of the 33 insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds tracked by ILS Advisers reported positive returns in May 2019, as catastrophe loss creep and cat bond price pressure dented sector returns, resulting in the Index falling to a negative -1.13% for the month.That's the lowest monthly return for the Eurekahedge read the full article →

Vida Capital, ILS manager Merion Square’s JV partner, to be acquired

Vida Capital, Inc., an alternative asset manager focused on non-correlating investment classes and a joint-venture partner in insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset manager Merion Square Capital LLC, is being acquired.RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners have teamed up to enter into a definitive agreement to acquire Vida Capital, Inc.The Vida read the full article →

Hudson Structured leads investment round for insurtech RiskGenius

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (doing its insurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda), the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and transportation focused investment manager, led a Series B funding round for insurtech Risk Genius.RiskGenius provides software-based natural language processing tools that help to improve the quality and accuracy of insurance policies.As read the full article →

Markel puts lawsuits from ex-CATCo CEO’s Belisle & Fredricks behind it

Markel Corporation has reached the point where it can put the two lawsuits from the ex-CEO's of its Markel CATCo Investment Management unit behind it, having agreed terms to settle or close the cases.The insurance and reinsurance firm has reached agreements to settle both complains of wrongful dismissal and withholding read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 14th July 2019

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 14th July 2019, 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.Super Early read the full article →