alternative capital News

Neuberger Berman Expands ILS Platform with Purchase of Cartesian Re, Iris Re

Investment manager Neuberger Berman Group has acquired an asset manager and an affiliated reinsurer, which manage funds of more than $1 billion and focus on insurance-linked strategies. New York-based Cartesian Re and its Bermuda affiliate Iris Re were purchased from …

Insurance Linked Securities Move from ‘Alternative’ to Mainstream: WTW Survey

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is here to stay, said a new survey from Willis Towers Watson. End investors, ILS funds, and buyers – the three groups active in ILS – have predominantly weathered 2017 loss activity and accept that …

Reinsurance Capacity Remains Abundant for Mid-Year Renewals: Aon Benfield

Global reinsurer capital continued to rise in 2017, despite the US$136 billion in insured losses from natural catastrophes last year, according to a reinsurance market report published by Aon Benfield. Indeed, capital levels stood at US$605 billion at Dec. 31, …

Alternative Capital Responds to 2017 Catastrophes with ‘Show of Strength’: Aon Benfield

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria represented the first real test of the staying power of the alternative capital sector, which has responded with a show of strength by continuing to fund reinsurance capacity, according to a report published by Aon …

ILS Issuance in Q2 Breaks New Record at $6.3B: Willis Towers Watson

Non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance reached a record-breaking $6.3 billion in Q2 2017, continuing the trend from the first quarter of the year, according to a report by Willis Towers Watson Securities, the investment banking business of Willis Towers Watson. …

Neon Appoints Argo’s Gibson as Reinsurance & Alternative Capital Director

Neon announced it has hired Mark Gibson as Reinsurance and Alternative Capital director, reporting to Managing Director Ian Martin. Gibson is responsible for developing Neon’s outwards reinsurance program and third party capital strategy. With 30 years’ experience in the sector, …

Neon Appoints Argo’s Gibson as Reinsurance & Alternative Capital Director

Neon announced it has hired Mark Gibson as Reinsurance and Alternative Capital director, reporting to Managing Director Ian Martin. Gibson is responsible for developing Neon’s outwards reinsurance program and third party capital strategy. With 30 years’ experience in the sector, …

Cat Bond Issuance Saw Robust Start to 2017: Aon Benfield

Catastrophe bond issuance made a robust start during the first quarter of 2017 with seven catastrophe bond transactions that totaled US$2.17 billion, according to a report from Aon Securities, the re/insurance investment banking division of Aon Benfield. These transactions are …

ILS Market Continues Growth Trend in Q1 2017: Willis Towers Watson

Non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital grew again in Q1 2017, continuing the trend from 2016, according to the latest ILS Market Update from Willis Towers Watson Securities, the investment banking business of Willis Towers Watson. Following a strong Q4 2016, …

April 1 Renewals Saw ‘Disciplined Softening’ with Ample Capacity: Aon & Willis Re

With abundant capacity, aggressive capital market competition and acceptable returns for global reinsurers, it’s no wonder that the elusive bottom of soft market pricing was not evident at the April 1 renewals. During 2016, global reinsurers generated “an acceptable, though …