Nephila Capital News

Nephila Launches Independent Lloyd’s Managing Agency

Nephila Capital, the Bermuda-based specialist ILS re/insurer and investment manager, has received UK regulatory approval to establish its own Lloyd’s managing agency. The new entity, Nephila Syndicate Management Ltd. (NSML), will launch on Oct. 11, 2019. Since 2013, Nephila has …

Nephila Gets In-Principle Approval From Lloyd’s to Form Managing Agency

Bermuda-based Nephila Capital announced that the Lloyd’s Board (previously called the Franchise Board) has given in principle approval to Nephila’s plan to form its own managing agency, subject to regulatory authorization. Nephila is the largest institutional asset manager of vehicles …

Edison Motor Launches on Volante’s New UK-Based MGA Platform

Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has announced the launch of Edison Motor and the appointment of Steven Dickie and Doug Ockwell as joint managing directors of the new operation. Edison Motor …

Volante Global to Launch in Q1 2018 as Multi-Class International MGA Platform

Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, will launch and commence trading during Q1 2018, subject to Lloyd’s coverholder approvals where appropriate. Volante is a UK-headquartered global MGA which will underwrite specialist portfolios …

Allianz Expects Blockchain Tech to Expedite Cat Bond Deals

German insurer Allianz expects the technology underpinning virtual currency bitcoin to encourage trading in catastrophe bonds, which transfer the risk of natural disasters such as hurricanes to investors. “Cat bond” payments between insurers and investors can take weeks or even …

Insurance Linked Securities Specialist Nephila Hired by Blackstone Vehicle

A Blackstone Group LP vehicle offering hedge fund strategies to mutual fund investors plans to allocate money to a firm backed by rival KKR & Co. The Blackstone Alternative Multi-Strategy Fund is hiring Nephila Capital Ltd. as a sub-adviser, according …