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Takes 75% of Leadenhall Capital Partners
Life insurance securitisation has made a comeback since 2008, albeit in a different form. With Solvency II rules predicted to push life companies to transfer risk off their books, participants hope life ILS could grow to rival cat bonds. Sarfraz Thind reports
Profits rise, but re/insurer under pressure from lower cat reinsurance rates
Hedge funds, pension funds and wealth managers are among the newer investors reshaping the way that reinsurance operates and prices risk. These non-traditional investors like the returns available and the lack of correlation with other capital markets. But do they fully appreciate the risks? Sarfraz Thind reports
Bellone will focus on Italy for broker advisory arm
The secondary market didn't suffer too badly from Japanese disaster of 11 March but the fate of $1.7bn of bonds with exposure to Japan is still unclear, given the uncertainty clouding loss estimates. Lorna Davies reports.