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Swiss Re launches cat bond investment adviser, with Guatteri as CEO

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has set up a new insurance-linked securities (ILS) venture, launching an SEC registered investment adviser today named Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Advisors Corporation (SRILIAC), which will have a focus on catastrophe bond investment management. The move comes as the reinsurance giant continues to build-out and

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Cat bond market resilient through macroeconomic headwinds: Aon

Despite the significant macroeconomic headwinds that posed a threat to investor capital and impacted most financial markets through the second-quarter of 2022, the catastrophe bond market was resilient by comparison, with the period seeing its third-highest volume of new cat bond issuance. This is according to Aon Securities, the capital

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Lloyd’s to announce significant London Bridge 2 ILS expansion plan

Lloyd’s of London will today announce a significant expansion of its London Bridge insurance-linked securities (ILS) platform, with a plan to welcome more capital, new types of reinsurance transactions and make the transfer of different kinds of risks to capital market investors simpler. Dubbed London Bridge 2, according to the

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RenRe grows Medici 25% in attractive cat bond market: CEO

For global reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe, the Medici catastrophe bond focused investment fund strategy has been one of its sources of growth in third-party capital assets under management in recent years, a trend that continued in 2022. Like many other managers of third-party reinsurance capital assets, or insurance-linked securities (ILS) strategies,

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Travelers pleased with execution of latest cat bond: CFO Frey

US property & casualty insurance giant The Travelers Companies was “pleased” with the reception its latest catastrophe bond received in the market, as it increased the amount of reinsurance cover it has from capital market cat bond investors during its latest renewal. Travelers secured $575 million of multi-year collateralized property

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Asia Insurance Review: Hybrid solutions for China’s natural catastrophes

Even as countries across the globe grapple with climate change, alternate risk transfer mechanisms like parametric solutions are emerging as the best option. Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance’s Mr Kirill Savrassov and Tenax Capital’s Mr Toby Pughe spoke with Asia Insurance Review. By Anoop Khanna According to a PwC report published in May 2022, the insurance protection gap could

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CCRIF parametric risk pool grows 10% to US $1.2bn at renewal

The CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility) has expanded its risk pool by 10% year-on-year, as its member governments renewed $1.2 billion of parametric insurance coverage against catastrophe, climate and seismic perils. Parametric insurance cover has been renewed by Caribbean and Central American governments for

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Our alumni was elected to the Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA)

We are delighted to announce that Malvern Chirume, FCA, Cert ILS of African Risk Capacity Ltd. who is our alumni from December 2021 cohort, has been elected to the Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) Board based in Minnesota, USA. This trade association represents weather risk management professionals worldwide and aims

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