collateralized reinsurance News

Jan. 1 Renewals Saw ‘Muted Impact’ from 2018’s Catastrophes: Guy Carpenter

The overall impact of catastrophe losses on property rates was muted at the Jan. 1, 2019 reinsurance renewals, but the fourth highest annual catastrophe loss year on record did create questions over pricing adequacy, underwriting strategy and the amount of …

Peak Re Launches Asian Reinsurance Sidecar Deal Using Bermuda Special Purpose Insurer

Peak Reinsurance Co., the Hong Kong-based reinsurer, announced it has launched Asia’s first sidecar transaction via a new Bermuda-domiciled special purpose insurer, Lion Rock Re Ltd., to provide collateralized retrocession for part of Peak Re’s global property reinsurance risk portfolio. …

ILS Market Could Bear 20% of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Marie Loss: A.M. Best

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market potentially could bear up 20 percent of the insured losses generated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Marie, according to an A.M. Best report. These three hurricanes during a two-month period in 2017 now serve as …

Brit Expands Capacity for Bermuda Sidecar Versutus & Lloyd’s Syndicate 2988

London-based Brit Ltd. has renewed and expanded the collateralized reinsurance capacity provided by its Bermuda domiciled sidecar, Versutus Ltd., in support of Brit’s property catastrophe portfolio for 2018. Marking the fourth annual renewal and continued expansion of this vehicle, Versutus …

MS Amlin Creates Bermuda-Based Reinsurance Sidecar, Viribus Re

MS Amlin, the London-based specialist re/insurer, announced that a Bermuda-domiciled special purpose reinsurer, Viribus Re Ltd., has been created to provide collateralized capacity support for MS Amlin Syndicate 2001’s global reinsurance portfolio in 2018. Viribus Re Ltd has entered into …

Brit Launches Bermuda-Based Collateralized Reinsurer Sussex Capital

Brit Ltd., the London-based specialty insurer and reinsurer, has launched a Bermuda-domiciled collateralized reinsurance platform, Sussex Capital. Sussex Capital, through Sussex Re, a newly established Bermuda-domiciled special purpose insurer, will write direct collateralized reinsurance while also providing collateralized reinsurance to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

As Reinsurance Market Evolves, So Must Distribution, Say Experts at Forum

The flow of so-called alternative capital into the global reinsurance market is continuing, bringing it closer to the “convergence” in which traditional providers will eventually become conduits to the capital markets, said panelists at the 2016 Bermuda Reinsurance Conference sponsored …