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.


Fidelis continues capital raising with $300m senior note issuance

Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, the specialty insurance and reinsurance firm launched by Richard Brindle, has now raised over $1 billion of capital in the last six months, with the latest being a $300 million senior note debt offering that qualifies as Tier 3 capital. Fidelis had already tapped institutional investors for read the full article →

Apollo / Athene’s ACRA sidecar funds 63% of $27bn Pru reinsurance transaction

Apollo Global Management has put its third-party capitalised sidecar vehicle for life and retirement investment opportunities, the Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA), to good use in completing a massive $27 billion fixed annuity block reinsurance transaction and investment in a subsidiary of Prudential plc. Announced today, Apollo owned Athene has reinsured read the full article →

Fidelis raises $500m to take advantage of “hardening” rates

Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, the specialty insurance and reinsurance firm launched by Richard Brindle, has revealed its second equity capital raise of this year, adding a further $500 million to take the re/insurers capitalisation to $2 billion. Fidelis had already tapped institutional investors for a $300 million fresh capital raise back read the full article →

Sidecar sponsors struggling to find sufficient capital support

Reinsurance sidecars as a source of protection are in high-demand right now, as ceding companies look to bring third-party capital support into their business models to help buffer against any potential downside caused by catastrophe losses through the year ahead. Our sources said that demand for reinsurance sidecar capacity is perhaps read the full article →

Peak Re lists $12.32m from Lion Rock Re sidecar issuance

Peak Reinsurance Company Limited (Peak Re), the Hong Kong headquartered, Fosun backed global reinsurer, has listed a slice of its latest collateralised reinsurance sidecar transaction, featuring a single $12.32 million tranche of notes that were issued by the reinsurers Lion Rock Re Ltd. special purpose vehicle. It's a slice of the read the full article →

Oxbridge Re wants sidecar upsize, investors still on track for ~36% returns

Cayman Islands based reinsurance company Oxbridge Re Ltd. is aiming to upsize its fully collateralized reinsurance sidecar vehicle Oxbridge Re NS Ltd. for the coming underwriting year from June 1st. The sidecar's current risk period that ends this month has been loss free it seems, with the investors backing the vehicle read the full article →

Sidecars & quota shares may face highest Covid-19 claims: A.M. Best

The collateralised reinsurance sidecar market and private quota share transactions entered into by insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and investors may face the highest impacts from Covid-19 pandemic related claims, A.M. Best has said. We've been raising the subject of sidecar and quota share ILS market and investor exposure to claims from read the full article →

Athene expects ACRA sidecar capacity to help on pension risk transfer

The Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) insurance-linked sidecar vehicle is expected to raise further capital, with investor discussions ongoing and senior executives say the third-party capital vehicle will become a significant source of capacity for its pension risk transfer deals. Commitments to the Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) insurance-linked sidecar vehicle read the full article →

PGGM added an ILS relationship with PartnerRe in 2019

PGGM, the Dutch pension fund administrator and investment manager and the largest single source of assets in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, added a relationship with global reinsurance firm PartnerRe in 2019, as it expanded its ILS partner roster to ten. PGGM, which invests in the ILS and reinsurance market on read the full article →

Varying pandemic ILS impacts, trapped capital may be held for years: A.M. Best

Rating agency A.M. Best said that varying pandemic related impacts are to be expected for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, with the most concerning likely the fact that collateral could be trapped for years given the significant uncertainty over potential losses. There have already been a range of impacts seen in read the full article →