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Heritage returns to cat bond market with $125m Citrus Re 2017-1

Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company is returning to the capital markets for its fifth Citrus Re named catastrophe bond issuance as it …

Buffalo Re cat bond launched at $125m for ICAT syndicate at Lloyd’s

A new catastrophe bond has been launched for a Lloyd’s of London syndicate, with a $125 million Buffalo Re Ltd. (Series 2017-1) deal being marketed …

Nephila & Greenlight Re provide United quota-share reinsurance

The largest insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund manager Nephila Capital participated in a new 20% quota-share reinsurance arrangement …

APEC needs disaster risk financing, ILS should play a role

The 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are once again meeting this week and disaster risk financing, insurance and …

Aon and SS&C launch one-stop insurance-linked securities platform

Aon Insurance Managers, part of global insurance and reinsurance brokerage Aon plc, and SS&C Technologies, the world’s largest fund administrator, …

TransRe Capital Partners grows sidecar assets to $500m

TransRe Capital Partners, the unit of reinsurance firm TransRe formed in 2013 to deal with its third-party capital market activities, now has …

Swiss Re binds less renewals as prices decline, business model adjusts

Reinsurance firm Swiss Re underwrote 18% less renewal business at the 1st January 2017, renewing $8.5 billion of a possible $10.3 billion, as it …

Third Point Re CEO John Berger to step down

Bredahl added; “I am excited about the opportunity to lead Third Point Re and build upon the success that we have achieved thus far. John and I have …

Aspen expands capital market activities with Peregrine Re

Aspen Insurance Holdings has expanded its capital markets activities through its Peregrine Reinsurance Ltd. vehicle recently, utilising it for …

European windstorm Thomas/Doris could be costliest of season

This weeks European windstorm Thomas (or Doris) could be the most damaging of a so far relatively quiet winter 2016/17 storm season, according to …

Florida Cat Fund looks to cat bonds & collateralized reinsurance

At an insurance summit held yesterday in Orlando, Jack Nicholson the COO of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund said that it is seeking approval …

New reinsurance capital, a challenge to Lloyd’s or an opportunity?

John Nelson, Chairman of the Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance market in London, said in an interview that the changing reinsurance market dynamic, …

Daniel Brookman named Head of Capital Markets at Montpelier Re

Bermuda based short-tail and speciality lines reinsurance firm Montpelier Re has named ex-Barclay’s exec Daniel Brookman as Head of Capital Markets …

Despite soft market, 2013 ILS insurance returns second best on record

Despite the distinctly soft insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market, with prices having declined by as much as 40% on comparable …

Plenum launches leveraged cat bond strategy, new share classes

Zurich based catastrophe bond investment manager Plenum Investments is expanding its reach with the launch of a higher return leveraged cat bond …

PERILS: €680m initial loss estimate for European windstorm Xaver

Zurich-based PERILS AG, provider of industry-wide European catastrophe insurance exposure, industry loss data and indices widely used by …

Twelve Capital to issue Dodeka I, a $25m private cat bond

Specialist Swiss-based insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance-linked investment manager Twelve Capital is issuing its first private …

CATCo writes above target, lower risk, better protected 2014 portfolio

Reinsurance and retrocessional reinsurance investment manager CATCo Investment Management has successfully allocated capital to a 2014 portfolio …

Attractive 2013 returns across all ILS strategies for Twelve Capital

Specialist Zurich-based insurance-linked securities and reinsurance-linked investment manager Twelve Capital achieved attractive returns across its …

New Ocean Capital launches two reinsurance investment strategies

Bermuda based insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance-linked asset manager New Ocean Capital Management Limited has announced the …

ILS investment allows Centrum to decouple from the interest rate cycle

Centrum Bank, a private bank headquartered in Liechtenstein, owned and operated by a foundation set up by the Marxer family, appreciates the …

Aon Benfield ILS Indices largely outperform 2012 returns

The Aon Benfield ILS Indices, a set of indices calculated using month-end pricing data for outstanding catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked …

CATCo to return capital from commuted Japan quake exposure

Investors in the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund, the London listed reinsurance-linked investment fund, will be pleased this morning after it …

2013 a ground-breaking 12 months for ILS: Aon Benfield

Aon Benfield Securities, the capital market, catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) arm of reinsurance broker Aon saw 2013 as a …

2013 insured natural catastrophe losses $45 billion: Aon

Impact Forecasting, reinsurance broker Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development unit, has released its report on 2013 natural catastrophe events …

More details on Aetna’s Vitality Re V Ltd. medical benefit ILS

As promised when Artemis first covered this transaction, the first insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance of 2014, here are some more details on …

Retrocessional reinsurance rates down by 5% to 25% at renewal

According to leading reinsurance brokers, the market for retrocessional reinsurance coverage saw pricing declines of as much as 25% at the recent …

Everest Re beats target, reaching $370m for Mt. Logan Re sidecar

Bermuda based reinsurance firm Everest Re has exceeded its capital raising target for its Mt. Logan Re fully-collateralized reinsurance sidecar, …

Inflow of non-traditional reinsurance capital may stimulate M&A: Deloitte

The continuing inflow of non-traditional capital into the reinsurance market from capital market and institutional investor sources could result in a …

Declining reinsurance prices a credit negative for reinsurers: Moody’s

Price reductions seen across most lines of reinsurance business at the January renewals this year are a credit negative factor in the outlook for …