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‘Strong interest’ for Lloyd’s ILS: Parry


Lloyd’s is moving forward with its plans of a market catastrophe bond that would add an extra layer of capital security to policyholders, the Corporation’s CFO John Parry has said, confirming previous reports by 

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Markel CATCo ties up 55% of net assets from 2017 H2 cats


Despite paying out $400mn in claims in 2017, the collateralised retro fund manager Markel CATCo said today (12 March) that more than half of its year-end net assets in its listed CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund are tied-up in sidepockets to pay for further losses and potential creep from last year’s ...

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Twelve Capital EUR20m investment at risk from Alpha run-off


Insurance fund manager Twelve Capital is at risk of losing its EUR20m ($24.6mn) investment in Danish insurer Alpha, which was put into run-off earlier this month.

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Pool Re mulls innovative terrorism ILS


Fresh from its successful £2.1bn retro XoL renewal last week, the UK state-backed mutual terrorism reinsurer Pool Re is in talks with broker-dealers about issuing a ground-breaking insurance linked security (ILS) that will provide cover for terrorism losses including cyber coverage, can reveal.

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Leadenhall launches new remote risk fund


The London-based ILS fund manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has launched a new “remote risk” fund with $22.5mn of seed capital, can reveal.

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Quest to launch $300mn+ Bermuda run-off vehicle


Legacy acquirer Quest Group is poised to launch a new Bermudian run-off vehicle with more than $300mn of capital, understands.

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Brit’s third-party capital expands to $400mn


Lloyd’s (re)insurer Brit now manages over $400mn of capital for third-party investors seeking access to its underwriting with the expansion of its sidecar Versutus to $187mn for 2018.

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Beazley mulls entering UK ILS market


London (re)insurer Beazley Group has confirmed it is exploring an entry into the nascent UK ILS market.

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Aon places mammoth $1.36bn World Bank earthquake cat cover


Aon Securities has put together a $1.36bn catastrophe bond for the World Bank which gives the institution cover for earthquake risks in Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.

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CATCo ties up over 40 percent of NAV to cover 2017 losses


Markel CATCo, the collateralised fund manager that raised more than $2bn from investors late last year before increasing its 2017 loss estimates, said that it has placed over forty percent of its 1 January 2017 assets in its listed fund into a “side pocket” to cover losses and any deterioration.

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Almost $1bn of cat bond capacity hit by 2017 cats: Willis


Willis Towers Watson’s securities arm has estimated that $985mn of cat bond capacity was impaired by the wildfires that scorched California and the trio of Atlantic hurricanes which battered parts of the US and the Caribbean last year.

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Lloyd’s has ‘long way to go’ in harnessing ILS: Parry


Lloyd’s has a “long way to go” in taking advantage of the new insurance-linked securities (ILS) legislation that came into force last year, the Corporation’s chief financial officer (CFO) John Parry has said.