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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 →

First Eclipse Re private cat bond of 2020 comes to market, a $10m issue

The Horseshoe managed private catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance vehicle Eclipse Re Ltd. has completed its first issuance of 2020, a $10 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2020-01A) transaction.After a busy 2019, when this transformer and private ILS platform was the issuer of at least around $300 million read the full article →

Randolph Re private cat bond platform launched by Aon Securities

Randolph Re, a new private catastrophe bond issuance and placement platform has been launched by the capital market's arm of insurance and reinsurance broker Aon.Aon Securities, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused arm of the broker, already had the CATStream offering, which was launched in 2014 and designed to streamline the read the full article →

Eclipse Re issues seventh private cat bond of 2019, a $20m issue

A seventh transaction of the year has now been issued using the Horseshoe Group managed private catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance vehicle Eclipse Re Ltd., which lifts the total risk capital issued using the transformer to almost $300 million in 2019 so far.The Eclipse Re private cat bond read the full article →

TransRe cautious & selective on fronting for ILS or third-party capital

TransRe, the Alleghany owned reinsurance brand name for Transatlantic Holdings, is approaching opportunities to provide fronting services for insurance-linked securities (ILS) or third-party capital providers with caution and opting to be selective about those it works with.Options in the world of fronting for ILS funds and capital providers shrank when read the full article →

Eclipse Re in sixth cat bond of year, total issued in 2019 hits $280m

The Horseshoe Group managed private catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance vehicle Eclipse Re Ltd. has completed its sixth transaction of 2019, taking the total risk capital issued using the transformer to just shy of $280 million for the year so far.That's significantly more activity than was seen from read the full article →

Hannover Re forecasts ongoing moderate ILS market growth

German big four global reinsurance player Hannover Re continues to leverage the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and appetite of investors for insurance related returns both for its own benefit, in terms of risk transfer, to support its clients needs and to generate fee income.The reinsurer said in Monte Carlo that 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 →

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 →