Monthly Archives: August 2015

News review | August 31 2015

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The California Earthquake Authority is back in the catastrophe bond market, seeking at least $150m of fully collateralised, capital market-backed reinsurance protection, with the issuance of Ursa Re Ltd (Series 2015-1). The Ursa...

News review | August 24 2015

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Leadenhall Capital Partners increased its funds under management by 6.7% to $2 billion in the first six months of 2015, helping boost the overall performance of Amlin. "Were it not for our change in accounting for the seasonality...

Focus stays on M&A activity during Q2 investor calls

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The flurry of M&A activity in the insurance/reinsurance markets has created a windfall for savvy equity investors as acquirers pay control premiums for their targets. Nick Martin discusses some recent deals and the prospect for more...

News review | August 17 2015

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Italian insurer UnipolSai and with Willis Capital Markets & Advisory have confirmed the completion of the re/insurance industry’s first indemnity-trigger catastrophe bond primarily for Italian earthquake risk, Azzurro Re I...

2015 hurricane update with NASA’s Dr Tim Hall

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As the likelihood of Atlantic hurricanes builds to a peak on September 10, forecasts for the remainder of the year become increasingly skilful. InsuranceLinked's resident meteorologist has used the latest observations to calculate that 2015...

News review | August 10 2015

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The Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP) may double the size of its second Bosphorus cat bond to reach $200mn. The transaction has received considerable oversubscription from investors and pricing guidance has fallen below the...

News review | August 3 2015

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The potential for cyber-catastrophe bonds is mooted in a Long Finance report. It argues cyber-catastrophe reinsurance needs to be available for property damage, business interruption, and third party liabilities and explores how...