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March 2016/1

  • Twia to lift retention; Allied assumes less Aeolus premium; First lottery ILS payout; Structured settlements deal; Cat bond lites to go west; February US tornadoes cost insurers...
  • Hannover Re fronted EUR4.7bn of limit for collateralised reinsurance writers in 2015, up 52 percent from EUR3.1bn the previous year, according to the company's annual report
  • Australian carrier IAG drew down A$130mn ($92mn) of cover from its A$450mn aggregate reinsurance programme in 2015, in what would have been one of the more significant claims for ILS funds last year
  • Run-off specialist Enstar is seeking to raise $700mn of capital for its Aligned Re joint venture with UBS O'Connor
  • RenaissanceRe raised $62.5mn from third-party investors for its Upsilon vehicle in January 2016, less than half the $153.7mn of subscriptions received in full-year 2015
  • Amlin earned £16.5mn ($23.5mn) of fee income from Leadenhall Capital Partners in 2015, up from £2.4mn in the prior year before it had consolidated the asset manager onto its balance sheet
  • A Fairfax subsidiary is suing Michael Millette's start-up Hudson Structured Capital Management for trademark infringement in a Connecticut district court
  • Cat bond trading slowed in early March amid uncertainty over the outlook for upcoming issuance
  • The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) plans to make further use of "club" cat bond issuances through the Resilience Re platform this year
  • Swiss Re has recalled its Vita Capital V extreme mortality bond, one year ahead of maturity
  • The cat bond market is on track to post a strong total for first quarter issuance, although investors remain wary of the deal pipeline slowing down later in the year
  • The world's biggest catastrophe cedant Zenkyoren is set to renew its vast reinsurance treaty with a new 200bn yen ($1.8bn) top layer, Trading Risk can reveal