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Insurance-linked securities

Insurance-linked securities or ILS are single- or multiple-tranche securitisations facilitating the transfer of risk from the insurance sector to the capital markets. This transfer of risk usually references either catastrophe risk or life risk, though there have been securitisations of other insurance risk, such as motor. Catastrophe risk deals involve the transfer from one party to another of natural catastrophe risk, typically from non-life insurers or reinsurers via the capital markets to investors. It is facilitated by a variety of instruments, chief among them are catastrophe bonds or cat bonds; catastrophe risk obligations (CROs), which utilise collateralised debt obligation (CDO) technology to transfer risk to investors in multiple tranches; and industry loss warranty (ILW) based structures. Life risk transfer involves the transfer of longevity, mortality and pandemic risk from one party to another, typically from life insurers or life reinsurers via the capital markets to investors. Chief among the products used in this sector are life securitisations; life settlement securitisation; and longevity and mortality bonds.


  • ILS acquisition prepped

    Deal will make Markel largest sector fund manager

    Markel Corporation is set to acquire Nephila Holdings in a transaction that will establish Markel as...

    News    6 September 2018
  • Finding the efficient frontier

    Dominik Hagedorn, co-founder at Tangency Capital, answers SCI's questions

    Q: How and when did Tangency Capital become involved in the ILS market? A: Tangency Capital was lau...

    The Structured Credit Interview    6 September 2018
  • Market moves - 31 August

    The latest hires and company developments in the structured finance market

    Acquisition Moody’s Corp is set to acquire all outstanding shares of Reis in an all-cash...

    Market moves    31 August 2018
  • Integrated fund structure developed

    Innovative, single structure could benefit ILS investors

    A new fund structure has been devised, which combines the fund and insurance elements of ILS structu...

    News Analysis    15 August 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 13 August

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline The pipeline remained subdued last week, albeit a good mix of asset classes were represent...

    News    13 August 2018
  • Market moves - 10 August

    Company developments and new hires in the structured finance sector

    CDOs transferred Dock Street Capital Management has replaced Deerfield Capital Management as collat...

    News    10 August 2018
  • Market moves - 3 August

    Company developments and new hires in the structured finance sector

    Acquisitions Savills Investment Management is set to acquire a 25% interest in DRC Capital. In ad...

    News    3 August 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 23 July

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline The pipeline returned to full flow last week. Unusually, CMBS accounted for the majority o...

    News    23 July 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 16 July

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline Marketing of new securitisations continued to gain momentum last week, following the Indep...

    News    16 July 2018
  • Green ABS branches out

    Commercial PACE and renewables gain traction as green ABS expands

    PACE is catching on in both the US and Europe. An April whitepaper from the New York State Energy Re...

    News Analysis    29 June 2018
  • Market moves - 15 June

    CLO name change The name of Babson Euro CLO 2014-1 has been changed to Barings Euro CLO 2014-1. Th...

    Market moves    15 June 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 11 June

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline Non-auto related ABS deals have dominated the pipeline recently. Indeed, transactions repr...

    News    11 June 2018
  • Chinese issuance growing strongly

    Chinese securitisation issuance surged to a record high in 2017 but significant challenges remain. O...

    News Analysis    4 June 2018
  • Market moves - 1 June

    BTL RMBS planned UK Mortgages and TwentyFour Asset Management have acquired a high-quality pool o...

    Market moves    1 June 2018
  • Market moves - 25 May

    Analytics acquisition IHS Markit has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ipreo for US$1.855bn...

    Market moves    25 May 2018
  • Market moves - 18 May

    Europe CIFC has hired Joshua Hughes as head of European marketing, based out of London and reporti...

    Market moves    18 May 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 23 April

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline Auto ABS dominated the pipeline once again last week. A handful of other ABS, as well as C...

    News    23 April 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 16 April

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline The newly-announced transactions remaining in the pipeline at the end of last week compris...

    News    16 April 2018
  • Market moves - 13 April

    Aircraft ABS on watch KBRA has placed the class A, B and C notes of the US$411m Prop 2017-1 ABS o...

    Market moves    13 April 2018
  • Financial guarantee ILS debuts

    Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM) is in the market with what is believed to be the first...

    News    10 April 2018
  • Market moves - 29 March

    Europe Man Group has hired Simon Finch as cio of credit at Man GLG, its discretionary investment m...

    Market moves    29 March 2018