PGGM / PFZW grows Vermeer Re investment again in Q1

Netherlands-based pension investor PGGM continues to steadily expand the capabilities of its joint-venture and rated underwriting vehicle Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd., subscribing for more shares in the company during the first-quarter of 2022. Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd. is managed by RenaissanceRe and capitalised by PGGM, on behalf of its client the Dutch pension PFZW. The pension investor […]

Cat bond market supply-demand mismatch persists as pipeline builds

The mismatch between supply and demand in the catastrophe bond market persists and could now become accentuated, as the market pipeline of new cat bond deals continues to expand. Right now, we’re tracking an impressive fourteen new catastrophe bond series that are being marketed to investors and are yet to complete, twelve of which have […]

NW Pacific typhoon season forecast 20% below-norm on La Niña

The Northwest Pacific typhoon season, which is one of the peak zone perils for reinsurance, catastrophe bond and other insurance-linked securities (ILS), is forecast to see activity levels roughly 20% below-normal, as the effects of La Niña are increasingly expected to last through summer and into Autumn. Tropical Storm Risks (TSR), an insurance and reinsurance […]

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