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Eclipse Re private cat bond platform in $80m deal, its first of 2021

Eclipse Re Ltd., the Horseshoe managed private syndicated collateralised reinsurance note, private catastrophe bond issuance and transformer platform, has brought its first deal to market of 2021, an $80 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2021-01A) issuance. Last year, the Eclipse Re platform was responsible for almost $107 million of listed private read the full article →

Ardonagh gets ILS servicing expertise, as Geo acquires Robus

Ardonagh Group, the largest independent insurance broking, underwriting, servicing and management company in the UK, has now added insurance-linked securities (ILS) servicing and management to its range of offerings, as its managing general agent Geo Underwriting has acquired insurance manager Robus Group. Management, fiduciary and financial advisory group Robus provides a read the full article →

Private cat bond platform Eclipse Re issues $20m deal, its fifth of 2020

Private catastrophe bond transformer and transaction platform Eclipse Re Ltd. has completed its fifth listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance of 2020, with a nearly $20 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2020-06A) deal that has been privately placed with qualified investors. The Horseshoe managed private syndicated collateralised reinsurance note and private cat read the full article →

Collateral held in trust for ILS transactions rises 11% for Hannover Re

Global reinsurance firm Hannover Re has been quietly expanding its activities in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space for some time, as a key facilitators for collateralised transactions and acting as a front for certain ILS funds and investors. Every so often, more details emerge on the growth of this side of read the full article →

Eclipse Re issues two private cat bonds totalling $56.6m

Eclipse Re Ltd., the Horseshoe managed private syndicated collateralised reinsurance note and private cat bond platform, has completed two new transactions, amounting to just under $56.6 million of risk capital issued around the mid-year renewal season. Eclipse Re Ltd. is a Bermuda domiciled special purpose insurer (SPI) and segregated account company read the full article →

Aon’s Randolph Re platform issues $50.25m private cat bond

A $50.25 million private catastrophe bond transaction has been issued around the July renewal by broker Aon's private catastrophe bond issuance and placement platform Randolph Re. This is the first transaction to have come to light from Aon's Randolph Re platform and likely saw the broker helping a cedent to access read the full article →

Hannover Re grew its fronting for ILS business by 7% in 2019

Global reinsurance firm Hannover Re continued to expand its activities in the fronting space, with the volume of limit fronted for insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors and funds increasing by 7% during the year. Hannover Re has positioned itself as one of the key facilitators for the ILS market, with its activities read the full article →

$20m Eclipse Re Ltd. private cat bond issued around April renewal

The Horseshoe managed private catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance and risk transformation vehicle Eclipse Re Ltd. has completed a second issuance of 2020, a $20 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2020-02A) transaction that came to market around the April reinsurance renewal. Horseshoe's Eclipse Re was one of the most read the full article →

ILS market continues quest to front cedents more efficiently

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to evolve in the wake of the major catastrophe losses of recent years and one of the most important and ongoing developments is the quest to front cedents as efficiently as possible, A.M. Best explains in a new report. The rating agency highlights challenges that read the full article →

TransRe working to expand strategic capital relationships: Alleghany CEO Hicks

TransRe, the reinsurance arm of Alleghany Corporation, is able to "punch above its weight" in the global reinsurancem market, thanks to its access to efficient third-party capital, Alleghany CEO Weston Hicks said. The Alleghany group is actively working together to help TransRe expand on its strategic capital relationships, to help in read the full article →