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Markel optimistic about ILS despite challenges

Bermuda, Global19-03-2019

Markel has revealed that its ILS operations had grown “dramatically” from nothing to $92 million in 2018, in just five years and that it is “incredibly optimistic” about the future of its insurance linked securities (ILS) business despite ongoing investigations into recorded loss reserves at CATCo and its subsidiaries.

Allianz's PIMCO expands Bermuda ILS business with two senior hires


Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), the asset management company owned by Allianz, has expanded its ILS business with two senior hires both based in Bermuda.

ILS fund manager Dell'Amore joins Twelve Capital


Twelve Capital, an investment firm specialising in insurance investments and insurance-linked securities (ILS), has appointed Raffaele Dell'Amore to its Zurich office.

ChainThat to launch blockchain-powered Bermuda Insurance Exchange in July


Insurtech company ChainThat is planning to launch a blockchain-powered risk and capital exchange to connect re/insurance companies and brokers to the capital markets.

Essent closes $473.2m mortgage ILS deal through Radnor Re

North America04-03-2019

Essent Guaranty, a private mortgage insurer and subsidiary Bermuda-based Essent Group, has obtained $473.2 million of fully collateralised excess of loss reinsurance coverage on mortgage insurance policies written by Essent in 2018 from Radnor Re 2019-1.

IAG Singapore cat bond signals further ILS growth in Asia: Clyde & Co


With Insurance Australia Group (IAG) issuing the first catastrophe bond to be domiciled in Singapore under its new insurance-linked securities (ILS) regime, and Hong Kong working towards creating an ILS market, insurance-focused law firm Clyde & Co expects alternative capital to be a significant growth area across Asia.

IAG forms first-ever catastrophe bond in Singapore under new ILS regulations


In a significant step for expansion of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in Asia-Pacific, the first ever catastrophe bond in Singapore has been issued, Orchard ILS Pte.

Pool Re forms world's first-ever terrorism cat bond in UK


In a move sure to catch the attention of the Bermuda insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, the world’s first ever catastrophe bond exclusively covering terrorism risk has been issued in the UK.

Brit third-party capital now $440m, renews Bermuda sidecar Versutus


Specialty re/insurer Brit's total managed ILS capacity has expanded to $440 million for 2019, following the completion of its fifth annual renewal of Bermuda sidecar Versutus 2019 Series.

Hiscox reveals primary ILS fund Kiskadee Latitude in 2018 results


Hiscox Re & ILS, has increased its total assets under management in its insurance-linked securities platform Kiskadee Investment Managers to $1.5 billion, and launched a new fund to allow investors to access primary insurance lines.

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