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Peak Re to acquire Lutece as it targets ILS growth


Peak Reinsurance Company (Peak Re) will acquire Lutece Holdings, the Bermuda based dedicated ILS asset manager, in a transaction that is expected to close within weeks.

Vario Partners and Hyperion X launch ILS product


Vario Partners, part of the Bermuda-based Vario Group, is partnering with Hyperion X, the technology and analytics division of Hyperion Insurance Group, to provide collateralised, whole account stop-loss reinsurance cover.

COVID-19 is generating increased interest in ILS: AkinovA


COVID-19 could ultimately lead to increased interest in ILS structures among investors, according to Henri Winand, CEO of AkinovA, the electronic ILS trading platform that operates in the Bermuda Monetary Authority’s regulatory sandbox.

Synpulse unveils dedicated ILS practice, led by Patrick Roder


Synpulse has created a new ILS practice to provide consulting services to clients that are active in this industry. 

Canopius acquires Multi-Strat Holdings to build up ILS offering in Bermuda


Canopius Group, has taken a majority stake in Multi-Strat Holdings, the Bermuda-based reinsurance group that writes both prospective and retrospective casualty reinsurance sourced through select reinsurance intermediaries.

ILS market put to test by record cat losses


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has provided reinsurance capital of between $88 billion and $93 billion, according to new AM Best’s Commentary, titled Insurance-Linked Securities Market Looks to Future After Servicing Record Cat Losses.

John Butler joins Kovrr advisory board to help develop cyber ILS strategy

North America05-03-2020

John Butler, the head of Cohen & Company’s US insurance asset management platform and global ILS programme, has joined the advisory board at Kovrr. 

Global reinsurer capital up despite falls in alternative capital: KBRA


Global reinsurer capital was up 7 percent to $625 billion in the first nine months of 2019, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA). 

ILS can be a $1trn market - if it embraces cyber risk: AkinovA CEO

Bermuda, Global13-02-2020

The ILS market can grow tenfold by embracing standardisation and developing new products, particularly ones that offer cyber exposure, according to Henri Winand, CEO of AkinovA, the electronic marketplace for trading re/insurance risk. 

Prospero Re plans operating model restructure: KBRA


Prospero Re plans to restructure its operating model to retain the benefits of the collateralised reinsurance model while adding an element of leverage that is more reflective of traditional reinsurers, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA).

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