Reinsurance sidecars news

Articles & news about collateralised reinsurance sidecars. Typically fully-collateralized, a reinsurance sidecar is a vehicle which an insurer or reinsurer can segregate a portfolio of risk into, often via a reinsurance quota-share, and allow investors to collateralize it in order to access the reinsurance businesses return.

Reinsurance sidecars are a popular way for investors to access the return of a specific reinsurer or a specific portfolio of risk.


Sidecars helped Swiss Re attract capital in difficult times: CEO Mumenthaler

The alignment inherent in the collateralised reinsurance sidecar vehicles that Swiss Re operates has helped the company to attract fresh ILS capital even during difficult times, the firms CEO Christian Mumenthaler told us. Speaking in a recent Artemis Live video interview, Mumenthaler explained how the world's largest reinsurer Swiss Re is read the full article →

Not everything in ILS comes down to models: Chin Liu, Amundi Pioneer

When it comes to building a portfolio of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investments, there is more to quality and return potential than simply following models, according to Chin Liu of Amundi Pioneer. Liu is a Director of Insurance-Linked Securities and a Portfolio Manager at Amundi Pioneer, managing over $90 read the full article →

Brit targets ILS growth with Sussex Capital: Denton

Specialty insurance and reinsurance player Brit Ltd. is targeting further growth of its insurance-linked securities (ILS) activities, with expansion of the Sussex Capital platform anticipated, according to Chris Denton. Brit operates a range of third-party reinsurance capital structures, including the Versutus sidecar vehicle and the Sussex Capital insurance-linked securities (ILS) and read the full article →

Alternative reinsurance capital flat at $91bn through Q2 2020: Aon

The amount of alternative and insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital in the global reinsurance market remained flat through the second-quarter of 2020 at $91 billion, according to the latest data from broker Aon. Overall, global reinsurance capital increased through the second-quarter of 2020, as traditional reinsurer capital levels recovered from the hit read the full article →

SCOR in the market for 2021 retro, not expecting placement issues

French reinsurance group SCOR is not expecting any issues in placing its retrocession program this year and is already in active discussions with its lead markets as it continues to work towards an optimal placement, its senior executives said today. Speaking during a virtual media briefing today, held in place of read the full article →

ILS capital influx beginning, expected to persist: Swiss Re’s Rüede

Global reinsurer Swiss Re, which has been expanding its alternative reinsurance capital strategies in recent years, is seeing the "beginning of an influx" of capital into insurance-linked securities (ILS), something it believes will continued, Philipp Rüede, Head of the firms Alternative Capital Partners unit told us. Rüede was speaking to us read the full article →

Munich Re says ILS investor “flight to quality” benefits its retro program

The much-discussed "flight to quality" of insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors is benefiting Munich Re through the support shown to its retrocession program, the company said today. In a media presentation given today as a virtual replacement for its annual event at the cancelled for 2020 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, the global reinsurance read the full article →

Covid-19 business interruption losses begin for some ILS funds

A number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds reported small losses related to business interruption claims from the Covid-19 pandemic in July, with quota shares the main source. It's understood that some collateralised quota share reinsurance positions covering mainly European carriers have begun to see actual claims related to property business interruption read the full article →

Swiss Re’s alternative capital assets managed near $2.5bn: Rüede

Swiss Re wants to become the "leading franchise for Nat Cat risks" and alternative reinsurance capital is set to be a key driver of this ambition at the major global re/insurer, according to Philipp Rüede, Head of the firms Alternative Capital Partners unit. Alternative reinsurance capital assets under management at global read the full article →

Reinsurer managed alternative capital shrank faster than dedicated ILS: A.M. Best & GC

Levels of third-party capital in the reinsurance market, across insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, collateralised reinsurance structures and catastrophe bonds, are now down almost 10% from their high-point in 2018, according to the latest data from A.M. Best and Guy Carpenter. The rating agency and the reinsurance broker have again published their read the full article →