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TWIA secures new Alamo Re catastrophe bond at upsized $200m

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has now successfully secured its new catastrophe bond backed reinsurance protection at an upsized $200 million, with pricing for the Alamo Re Ltd. (Series 2022-1) cat bond finalised at the top of initial guidance. That's quite a result for TWIA, in managing to increase the read the full article →

TWIA’s cat bond target set at $185m, with pricing within upper-guidance

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has now set the target size for its new catastrophe bond at $185 million, while pricing guidance for the Alamo Re Ltd. (Series 2022-1) cat bond has narrowed towards the upper-end of the range. TWIA returned to the catastrophe bond market earlier in May, aiming read the full article →

TWIA renewal FoT’s imply ~29% increase in reinsurance rate-on-line YoY

Firm order terms (FOT's) for the 2022 traditional reinsurance renewal for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) suggest an increase of roughly 29% in rate-on-line (RoL), which translates into a spend higher than budgeted, but that is aligned with market conditions and TWIA's growing program. At a Board meeting today that read the full article →

TWIA targets $185m+ Alamo Re 2022-1 for cat bond renewal

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) is back in the catastrophe bond market as it puts together its reinsurance tower, seeking a $185 million or greater Alamo Re Ltd. (Series 2022-1) cat bond that will act as a renewal of a maturing issuance from 2019. As we previously reported, for 2022 read the full article →

TWIA board votes for $2.04bn reinsurance & cat bond program for 2022

The Board of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has voted to adopt a multi-model view of risk for 2022, with its newly derived 1-in-100 year probable maximum loss driving a decision to secure a roughly $2.04 billion tower of reinsurance and catastrophe bonds for 2022. TWIA's Board met yesterday to read the full article →

TWIA opts for Aon for catastrophe modeling services

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) is now set to finally appoint insurance and reinsurance broker Aon to provide catastrophe risk modeling services, after the company was recommended by its Actuarial & Underwriting Committee after a second round of RFP's. TWIA had issued a request for proposals (RFP) for catastrophe modeling read the full article →

Gallagher Re to win TWIA reinsurance broking account

Gallagher Re looks set to win a major new reinsurance broking client thanks to its acquisition of Willis Re, as the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA’s) Actuarial & Underwriting Committee continues to make the recommendation for a change. As we explained just over one month ago, TWIA's Committee had voted to read the full article →

TWIA committee votes to change reinsurance broker to Willis Re

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA's) Actuarial & Underwriting Committee met yesterday to review proposals for reinsurance broking services and has voted to recommend the TWIA Board approve a change to Willis Re, which also has ramifications for the issuance of its catastrophe bonds. Guy Carpenter has been the reinsurance broker read the full article →

TWIA’s 2021 reinsurance tower is 57% multi-year catastrophe bonds

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has further demonstrated its commitment to the catastrophe bond market at its 2021 reinsurance renewal, with multi-year coverage from the capital markets now making up 57% of its $1.93 billion program tower. As we've been reporting over recent weeks, TWIA successfully doubled in size its read the full article →

TWIA to double Alamo Re 2021 cat bond to $500m

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) is now expected to double in size its new Alamo Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) catastrophe bond transaction, which will now more than replace a soon to mature $400 million cat bond from 2018. As we were first to report this week, TWIA's staff said at read the full article →