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Alternative Capital

The emergence of a $30bn global marketplace for insurance-linked securities has served as evidence of the increasingly prominent role third-party capital now plays in risk transfer. Over the medium to long-term this sector is expected to continue its growth as investors take advantage of the low correlation insurance has with other asset classes. This section brings together Insurance Day’s coverage of alternative capital and the way it is helping reshape global insurance markets.

Arch taps reinsurance capacity for Bellemeade mortgage transaction

Latest placement to protect mortgage book includes $78.5m of direct reinsurance capacity

Arch Capital InsuranceLinked Securities

Arch completes Bellemeade Re cat bond on second attempt

Mortgage ILS failed to reach targeted pre-sale 

Arch Capital InsuranceLinked Securities

Achmea taps ILS for €100m of European wind cover

Windmill II Re bond upsized from €80m

Achmea Reinsurance

Twelve Capital to refocus on cat bonds, peak perils

Fund manager moves to take advantage of the hardening market

InsuranceLinked Securities

German insurers propose public-private pandemic fund

Fund could make use of traditional capital and cat bonds, along with government funds

Germany Coronavirus

Fidelis launches first cat bond with $100m Herbie Re issuance

Bermudian reinsurer makes first foray into cat bond market

InsuranceLinked Securities

ILS forecast to recover from Covid-19 dip

Low correlation with other asset classes means ILS may emerge stronger as the economy reshapes following Covid-19

Coronavirus InsuranceLinked Securities

Viewpoint: Technology will drive ILS market back to growth

Implementation of new technology platforms in the insurance-linked securities sector will give a clear competitive advantage to early adopters

InsuranceLinked Securities International

Peak Re to acquire ILS fund manager Lutece

 Reinsurer to use platform to grow ILS capabilities in Asia

InsuranceLinked Securities Mergers and Acquisitions

Increased transparency critical to restoring investor confidence in ILS market

Enhanced model clarity and greater transparency will be needed for previous levels of growth to resume in the alternative capital reinsurance market

Reinsurance InsuranceLinked Securities

Focus: Market engagement is critical to improving the UK ILS regime

The government is committed to making the UK's regime more competitive, but it will come to nothing if the market continues to sit back and wait for business to come to it

Regulation InsuranceLinked Securities
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