Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mergers and acquisitions – the tangled web

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It has been a busy few months for M&A in the reinsurance sector. Here are some of the deals that have been making headlines during the last twelve months. Double lines indicate press reports of significant, attempted transactions,...

News review | June 29 2015

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State-owned carrier China Re is poised to launch the first Chinese earthquake catastrophe bond, Panda Re, which will target $50m in cover. Sources suggest that the bond will provide cover to debut sponsor China Re on an indemnity...

News review | June 22 2015

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A $200m catastrophe bond named Acorn Re Ltd (Series 2015-1) has launched to the market, bringing US earthquake risks focused on the west coast and featuring a parametric trigger. The Acorn Re 2015-1 catastrophe bond sees Hannover Re...

Forward to Hedging Hurricanes by Adam Alvarez

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Forward by Michael Millette Click here for the US edition $5.95   Click here for the UK edition £3.95 or search your local Amazon site for 'Investing in Hurricanes' Insurance-linked bonds and funds have graduated from their...

Investing in Hurricanes

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InsuranceLinked is pleased to announce the publication of the Kindle edition of our popular introduction to the industry: Investing in Hurricanes: A Concise Guide to Reinsurance, Catastrophe Bonds, and Insurance Linked Funds. 'Adam Alvarez...

News review | June 15 2015

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Third Point Re, co-founded by hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb, said the company is positioned to withstand competition from other investment firms because the industry isn’t as easy to enter as some people think. Fund managers “have...

News review | June 08 2015

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The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has produced the largest cat bond to date in 2015, transferring $700m of the Texas residual market's storm risk to the capital markets via Alamo Re. Hannover Re sponsored the transaction...

News review | June 01 2015

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Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has placed its $100m Pelican III Re cat bond through a newly-formed Bermuda-domiciled catastrophe bond shelf program. It is the third time that LA Citizens has used the cat bond market...