third-party reinsurance capital


Retro capacity “tight but sufficient” for 1/1 2020 renewals: Willis Re’s Moore

Capacity for retrocessional reinsurance is expected to remain tight at the upcoming January 2020 renewal season, but will still prove sufficient, Graeme Moore, CEO Willis Re Speciality expects.In an interview Moore commented that he believes the market has sufficient capacity to meet the expected required retrocession needs of protection buyers read the full article →

Third catastrophe loss year could alter ILS: Millette, Hudson Structured

A third year of sizable catastrophe losses could see some ILS investors exit the market and "change the capital market mechanism", according to Michael Millette, founder and managing partner of Hudson Structured Capital Management.Talking to Artemis ahead of the Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo, Millette said investors had been read the full article →

AXIS “proud” of ability to raise new third-party capital, bring in new investors: Benchimol

Bermuda domiciled specialty insurer and global reinsurer, AXIS Capital Holdings, is proud of its ability to raise new capital and bring in new investors in what’s been a challenging year for third-party capital raises, says President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Albert Benchimol.Despite the challenging reinsurance market conditions that continue read the full article →

Tremor provides efficiency for the re/insurance system: W. R. Berkley Corporation’s Emmendorfer

W. R. Berkley Corporation recently revealed an investment in programmatic reinsurance risk placement marketplace provider, Tremor Technologies, Inc., technology that the re/insurer told us can deliver efficiency to the entire market.W. R. Berkley Corporation invested as part of Tremor’s recent fundraising round, demonstrating its commitment to and confidence in the read the full article →

ILS market going deeper, but needs to price for trapped collateral: Experts

Panellists at the annual Munich Re insurance-linked securities (ILS) roundtable event in Monte Carlo today said that the ILS market is ready and able to go deeper into reinsurance.It's not just that a readiness is seen though, it's also seen as a necessary requirement for the ILS market to deliver read the full article →

Hannover Re facilitates record number of ILS issuances in 2019: Sven Althoff

Hannover Re's role in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to be a significant contributor to the reinsurance firms earnings, with 2019 looking set to beat records as the firm facilitates an increasing number of ILS catastrophe bond placements and ILS trades.Speaking with Artemis, Sven Althoff, a member of Hannover read the full article →

ILS market inflows are continuing, but capital seeks higher returns: Aon

Inflows of fresh institutional capital into the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market are continuing to be seen, the reinsurance arm of broker Aon confirmed, but it remains at a slower rate and is seeking a higher return.ILS inflows tumbled over the last year, as ILS funds and their managers got to read the full article →

ILS funds had to showcase that cycle still existed: Jeworrek, Munich Re

Losses borne out of major natural catastrophe events in 2017 and 2018, including Cyclone Jebi in Japan last year and the record-breaking California wildfires, has limited the supply of "high-volume, cheap retrocession" according to Torsten Jeworrek, member of the board of management, Munich Re.Speaking to Artemis on the eve of read the full article →

Significant rate increases could open ILS floodgates: Dubinsky, Willis Re Securities

Reinsurance rates and pricing remain only just sufficient to support ILS and growing reinsurance linked investments for those for whom the asset class is core, but should rates continue to rise further inflows from additional investors can be expected.That is the opinion of Bill Dubinksy, Head of ILS at Willis read the full article →

Nephila’s independent Lloyd’s managing agency ready for launch

Nephila Capital, the largest investment manager of insurance and reinsurance linked securities (ILS) and weather risk assets, is nearing launch of its own independent Lloyd’s managing agency.Assisted by Lloyd's servicer and third party managing agent Asta, Nephila Capital is ready to launch its Nephila Syndicate Management Ltd. managing agency at read the full article →