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Hyperion X & Vario seeing “massive interest” for whole-account ILS product

Around six weeks into a joint collaboration to offer insurers and reinsurers a new collateralised whole-account reinsurance offering backed by insurance-linked securities (ILS), Hyperion X and Vario Partners LLP told us they are seeing significant interest. At the beginning of April we reported that Hyperion X, the data analytics focused entity read the full article →

Hyperion X partners with Vario to offer whole-account ILS coverage

Hyperion X, the data analytics focused entity of the Hyperion Insurance Group, the global broker and consultancy that includes RKH Reinsurance Brokers, is partnering with Vario Partners LLP to launch a collateralised whole-account reinsurance offering backed by insurance-linked securities (ILS). Vario Partners was launched as a specialist and capital markets focused read the full article →

Vario Partners adds Michael Watson as non-exec

Vario Partners, the specialist risk advisor launched in late 2014 by three former PwC exec’s to connect portfolios of insurance or reinsurance risk with capital market investors through securitisation or ILS structures, has appointed industry veteran Michael Watson as a non-executive director. Michael Watson will join Vario in a non-executive capacity, read the full article →

Vario Partners hires Heads of Research & Investment

Vario Partners, a specialist risk advisor launched in late 2014 by three former PwC exec’s to connect portfolios of insurance or reinsurance risk with capital market investors through securitisation or ILS structures, has added two new hires to its team as it readies itself for the January 2017 renewal. Vario intends read the full article →

Vario non-cat ILS partnership a key innovation at Guy Carpenter

Guy Carpenter firmly threw its hat into the insurance-linked strategies ring this week, saying that the partnership announced last week between the reinsurance broker and Vario Partners, forming a non-catastrophe risk ILS vehicle, is a key innovation and initiative for the broker. Vario Global Capital Ltd., the name of the joint-venture read the full article →

Vario Partners & Guy Carp launch non-cat ILS investment vehicle

Vario Global Capital Ltd. has been launched with a goal of becoming the "leading ILS investment vehicle and fund focused on non-catastrophe insurance linked securities" by specialist insurance analysis and modelling firm Vario Partners LLP and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. Today's announcement is for an agreement in principle to establish a read the full article →

Vario Partners adds CFO, as specialist risk advisory & ILS firm develops

Vario Partners, the specialist risk advisor launched in late 2014 by three former PwC exec's to facilitate the bringing together of portfolios of insurance or reinsurance risk and the capital markets through securitisation or ILS means, has hired a CFO. Vario Partners, now calling itself a "specialist insurance analysis and modelling read the full article →

Vario Partners launched by PwC trio to grow & expand insurance securitisation

A new firm, named Vario Partners, is launching to advise on and facilitate the bringing together of portfolios of insurance risk and the capital markets through securitisation (ILS), with three founding employees all hailing from PwC backgrounds. The trio behind Vario Partners are Quentin Moore, an ex-Partner at PwC and also read the full article →

Citi Group highlights insurance securitization as a disruptive innovation

Last year investment bank Goldman Sachs highlighted alternative capital in reinsurance as a key disruptive theme to watch in business today. This year banking and investments giant Citi Group has highlighted insurance securitization as an important disruptive innovation. Citi Group's research division recently published its second report looking at disruptive innovations read the full article →

Moody’s places Crystal Credit Ltd. notes on review for downgrade

The Crystal Credit transaction issued by Swiss Re to provide it with cat bond type credit reinsurance protection through securitisation seems to be destined to default. We've covered it a number of times (previous coverage here) over the last couple of years during which time it has been downgraded due read the full article →