insurance linked securities (ILS) News

Reinsurance Capacity Still Outpaces Demand Growth: Aon Benfield

Capacity continues to outpace the growth of reinsurance demand despite insurers’ continued efforts to optimize their view of reinsurance as capital and expand into growing lines of business and innovation, according to a report published by Aon Benfield. The report …

Is Soft Market Bottoming? A.M. Best Points to Some Promising Signs

Some observers believe the bottom of the reinsurance market may be in sight because brokers are having greater difficulty filling out underpriced programs and further concessions in terms are difficult to obtain, according to a report published by A.M. Best. …

BRIT Renews, Expands Bermuda-Based SPV Versutus

London-based Brit Ltd. said it has renewed and expanded the collateralized reinsurance capacity provided by the Bermuda domiciled special purpose insurer, Versutus Ltd., in support of Brit’s property treaty portfolio for 2017. The special purpose insurer will be capitalised at …

Decline in Reinsurance Prices Slowed at January Renewal: Carpenter

Reinsurance pricing continued trending downward at the Jan. 1, 2017 renewal — across most classes of business and geographies, but the pace of that decline is slowing, according to Guy Carpenter & Co. Although several sectors experienced increased loss activity, …

RenaissanceRe Forms Special Purpose Insurer Fibonacci Re

Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. announced the formation of Fibonacci Reinsurance Ltd., a special purpose insurer domiciled in Bermuda. Fibonacci Re was formed to provide collateralized capacity to Renaissance Reinsurance, the principal Bermuda-based reinsurance subsidiary of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Fibonacci Re, which …

Brexit Opportunities, More M&A: Clyde & Co.’s 2017 Predictions, Part 1

M&A and Brexit will be major factors for the global re/insurance industry over the coming year, according to predictions from the insurance team at the international law firm Clyde & Co. Andrew Holderness, a partner in Clyde & Co.’s London …

3rd Party Capital Specialist Tokio Solution Simplifies Management Structure

A division of Tokio Millennium Re focused on third party capital markets facilitation is changing its management structure in a bid to boost efficiency. The changes are coming to Tokio Solution Management Ltd., the reinsurer’s third party capital (TPC) markets …

Krefta Named CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, Succeeding Pinchin

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announced that Michael Krefta has been appointed CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, and CEO of Hiscox Bermuda, effective Aug. 1, 2017. He will succeed Jeremy Pinchin who, after five years in Bermuda, will return to …

Reinsurers Welcome Rate Stabilization: S&P-PwC Bermuda Reinsurance Forum

North American reinsurers may soon see some rate stabilization after a prolonged period of declining premium rates, as they deal with a supply-demand imbalance that has weighed on returns, according to executives at the 2016 Bermuda Reinsurance Conference co-hosted by …

Mitsui Buys 15% Stake in XL’s ILS Firm, New Ocean Capital

Mitsui & Co., Japan’s second-biggest trading house, agreed to purchase a 15 percent stake in New Ocean Capital, the asset manager that was founded by XL Group Ltd. and Stone Point Capital to make insurance-related bets. Mitsui also committed $100 …