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Arch MI secures $643m of indemnity reinsurance via its first SOFR-linked Bellemeade Re deal


Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (Arch MI) has secured over $643 million of indemnity reinsurance on a pool representing approximately $38 billion of mortgages from Bellemeade Re 2021-1, a special purpose reinsurer. 

Kershaw announces retirement, Peak Re names two co-heads of P&C to replace him


Peak Reinsurance, the Hong Kong-based global reinsurer and ILS specialist, has appointed Iain Reynolds and Andy Souter as co-heads of property and casualty (P&C). 

January renewals sees global re/insurance capital back at pre-pandemic levels: AM Best


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) and traditional reinsurance markets overcame “extraordinary losses in 2020” in the January 2021 renewals, with capital now back to pre-pandemic levels of $485 billion, according to AM Best. 

World’s first humanitarian cat bond unveiled in Guernsey


Guernsey has unveiled the first humanitarian catastrophe bond. 

Hamilton selects Singapore for its first cat bond


Hamilton Insurance Group has elected to issue its first catastrophe bond in Singapore. 

Integral ILS partners with Amwins and Core Specialty on US property initiative


Integral ILS, the independent Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) fund manager, has launched a new US property insurance initiative, with risks underwritten by Amwins and policies issued through subsidiaries of Core Specialty Insurance Holdings.

RenRe Capital Partners hires Aon ILS executive


RenaissanceRe Capital Partners has snared Roger Beach, the former assistant vice-president of Aon’s ILS unit, as a senior analyst. 

Miller snares former Aon executive to lead Bermuda business


Miller has appointed Charlie Simpson as head of Bermuda.  

ERS to build Bermuda-based reinsurance and ILS platform


ERS, the UK-based specialist insurer, is raising $350 million in capital via Abry Partners and Aquiline that will finance its expansion into specialty reinsurance and a new Bermuda-based specialty re/insurance vehicle and an ILS manager.

ILS issuance doubles in 2020, perils increasingly diversified: Swiss Re


Over $11.3 billion of insurance linked securities (ILS) were issued in 2020 making it a record year for new issuance, up over 106 percent on the levels seen in 2019, according to Swiss Re’s 34th ILS Market Insights report.

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