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Eclipse Re issues another $56.6m private cat bond, its fifth of the year

The Eclipse Re Ltd. private catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance vehicle that is managed by Horseshoe Group has completed and listed its fifth private cat bond of the year, a $56.6 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2019-02A) transaction.In previous years the Eclipse Re Ltd. private cat bond vehicle read the full article →

Eclipse Re in another $25m private cat bond, believed for Fermat & Citizens

Another private catastrophe bond has been issued by the Eclipse Re Ltd. vehicle, in a $25m Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2019-04A) transaction, this time featuring a slice of risk we believe to have come from Florida Citizens recent reinsurance renewal and to be backed by funds under the management of read the full article →

Eclipse Re in largest private cat bond, a new $100m ILS transaction

The Eclipse Re Ltd. vehicle, a special purpose insurance and segregated accounts company that was originally launched by Horseshoe Group and Rewire Securities LLC, has completed its largest private catastrophe bond to-date, a $100 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2019-05A) ILS transaction.It's the second transaction of the month issued by read the full article →

Eclipse Re vehicle issues new $30m private catastrophe bond

Eclipse Re Ltd., a special purpose insurance and segregated accounts company that was originally launched by Horseshoe Group and Rewire Securities LLC has issued a $30 million tranche of Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2019-03A) private catastrophe bond notes.Eclipse Re is a vehicle that can be used by insurance-linked securities (ILS) read the full article →

$20m private cat bond issued by Eclipse Re vehicle

Eclipse Re Ltd., the special purpose insurer and segregated accounts company that had been launched originally by Horseshoe Group and Rewire Securities LLC has issued its first tranche of private catastrophe bond notes for 2019, Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2019-01A).With Rewire Securities no longer operating as a broker-dealer, after the read the full article →

Hannover Re expanded ILS, risk transformation & fronting activities in 2018

In reporting its results this morning, global reinsurance firm Hannover Re has revealed significant growth in its insurance-linked securities (ILS) related activities, particularly in risk transformation and fronting for collateralised reinsurance.Hannover Re has become increasingly involved in the ILS market, acting as a conduit for its ceding clients to access read the full article →

Alleghany CEO warns re/insurers not to chase the ILS tail (risk)

Weston Hicks, the President of the Alleghany insurance, reinsurance and investment group, has warned re/insurers that provide fronting and transformation services to the ILS and collateralized market to beware of being left holding the tail risk.Hicks has a record of highlighting any potential issues he sees related to the ILS read the full article →

OmegaCat Reinsurance registered by AlphaCat as Class 3A transformer

AlphaCat Managers Ltd., the AIG owned insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund and collateralized reinsurance investment manager, has set up a new Class 3A Bermudian reinsurance transformer vehicle, OmegaCat Reinsurance Ltd.OmegaCat Reinsurance Ltd. was registered in November 2018 along with a holding company OmegaCat Holdings Ltd.OmegaCat Reinsurance Ltd. was then licensed as read the full article →

NCM Re UK sidecar transaction renews at slightly larger $77m for Neon

Lloyd’s and Bermuda insurance and reinsurance company Neon Underwriting has successfully renewed its UK insurance-linked securities transaction, which is akin to a sidecar, with a slightly enlarged $77 million issuance of notes from the NCM Re (UK PCC) Ltd vehicle.Last year, Neon was the first to register and receive approval read the full article →

Non-traditional capital “cracked the moat” of Lloyd’s: Carnegie-Brown

Non-traditional capital, managed by insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds or by more traditional underwriters, has "cracked the moat" of the Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance market and is unlikely to leave, but it's still not clear the market has developed its strategy on how best to take advantage of it.Speaking at Lloyd's read the full article →