Archive

  • Chart of the Week - Do PE-linked Lloyd's syndicates take more investment risk?

    12 April 2024

    With PE links to insurers in the sights of regulators worldwide, we investigate the fair value hierarchy of some at Lloyd's

  • Apollo CFO appointed to Lloyd's syndicate executive directorships

    09 April 2024

    Appointments were pending regulatory nods last week

  • Chart of the Week - Lloyd's syndicates and illiquid investments

    05 April 2024

    Analysis reveals which syndicates like 'Level 3' assets most...and how much Apollo's syndicates have

  • Chart of the Week - How IMAs could spell out the future of PE ownership of insurers

    23 February 2024

    Fee rates, and other T&Cs in the IMAs of PE houses and the consolidators they own, may attract (unwanted) regulatory attention

  • Fee schedules in insurance IMAs - the hard sell

    05 February 2024

    From the most straightforward to some pock-marked by caveats and preconditions, investment provisions in investment management agreements span the full spectrum of complexity

  • Comment - BaFin holds cards (close to its chest) in future of German life-book consolidation

    01 February 2024

    PE part-ownership of Viridium seems to have informed regulator's rejection of Zurich deal

  • Comment - How life insurers might respond to the IMF on private equity risks

    08 January 2024

    The IMF listed various risks of growing PE involvement in the re/insurance industry

  • Direct action - Asset origination moves centre stage in re/insurers' investment plans

    20 December 2023

    From backing BPAs to enhancing investment yields, directly-originated assets, and the managers able to source them, are finding favour among re/insurers worldwide, David Walker discovers

  • Chart of the Week - What Apollo earns in fees for helping Bermuda CIOs (and, separately, ancient Greeks)

    15 December 2023

    Apollo Global Management is in a growing phalanx of asset experts coining it in, by originating investments for Bermudian re/insurers

  • Apollo backs Longroad Energy's $600m debt fundraise

    30 November 2023

    Money raised will be used to grow US developer's renewables platform