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Twelve Capital issues second event risk cat bond

North America10-01-2018Alternative risk transfer news, Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Twelve Capital has completed a $35 million private catastrophe bond designed to cover second event risk across all natural perils in the US.

ILS manager completes landmark bond trade using blockchain

London08-01-2018Alternative risk transfer news, Insurance news, Reinsurance news

The Insurance Linked Strategies (ILS) team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers has completed its first bond transaction using blockchain, the immutable ledger for recording transactions.

2017 losses should not stymie search for ILS innovation

Global04-01-2018Alternative risk transfer news, Insurance news, Reinsurance news

With the $10 billion threshold for annual ILS issuance finally pierced in 2017, it’s time for the global risk transfer community to make ‘catastrophe bonds phase II’ a reality, according to the quarterly PCS Q4 2017 Catastrophe Bond Report, authored by Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president, PCS Strategy and Development.

Neon raises third party capital to support first UK ILS vehicle

UK03-01-2018Alternative risk transfer news, Capital management news, Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Specialist Lloyd's insurer Neon has unveiled the first insurance-linked securities (ILS) vehicle to be formed in the UK and completed a $72 million collateralised quota share reinsurance transaction that will underwrite a portion of its syndicate’s business.

ILS market has come through first big test: Willis Re

Global03-01-2018Alternative risk transfer news, Insurance news, Property cat, Reinsurance news

The ILS market showed resilience during the catastrophe losses in the second half of the year, comfortably weathering the first major test for a number of funds with investors prepared to recapitalize funds and provide liquidity for trapped capital, according to the latest 1st View renewals report from Willis Re.

The UK in 2017 sets the foundation for an ILS hub

London, UK29-12-2017Alternative risk transfer news, Insurance news, Reinsurance news

In 2017 the UK introduced legislation to make the jurisdiction a hub for insurance-linked securities – a move that could represent an important shift in the ILS landscape, according to executives interviewed by Intelligent Insurer for our year-end questionnaire.

JLT places $14.5m parametric cat bond

North America20-12-2017Alternative risk transfer news, Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Capital Markets (JLTCM), a subsidiary of reinsurance brokerage firm JLT Re placed a catastrophe bond (Market 2017-2, Weather), which closed at $14.50 million.

RGA reinsures £900m LV= annuity business block

North America, UK19-12-2017Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) has completed an asset and longevity risk transaction with Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) where it will reinsure approximately £900 million in individual annuity business.

Willis places €90m of windstorm ILS for Covea

Europe19-12-2017Alternative risk transfer news, Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Willis Towers Watson Securities, the investment banking business of Willis Towers Watson, has structured and placed €90 million of insurance-linked securities (ILS) for French domestic P&C insurance group Covea Mutual Insurance Group.

Brit forms collateralised reinsurance platform; adds former Axis Re CEO

Bermuda13-12-2017Alternative risk transfer news, Insurance news, Reinsurance news

Specialty re/insurer Brit is launching a new Bermuda-domiciled collateralised reinsurance platform, Sussex Capital, and has appointed former Axis Re CEO Jay Nichols to join its board.

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