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Interview with Luca Albertini: ILS market is "thriving in sustainable way"

Leadenhall’s founding partner and CEO cited a stronger pricing environment, the development of models and improved terms and conditions as key factors that have made the ILS market attractive for investors

ILS sector must demonstrate improvements through performance: Luca Albertini

Lorenzo Volpi promoted to Leadenhall’s Deputy CEO

Lorenzo has played a critical role in the development of the firm over more than a decade, helping it grow its assets under management across life and non-life risks.

Leadenhall Capital Partners backs insurer Friday Health Plans with $120mn debt and equity

Leadenhall Capital Partners has led $70mn in equity funding for health insurer Friday Health Plans Management Services Company, and will also provide $50mn in debt financing to the Denver-based holding company.

Leadenhall backed Nectaris Re plans growth - gets Allianz ART Fronting

Nectaris Re Ltd., the Class 3A Bermuda-based rated reinsurance underwriting platform backed by London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP is planning to expand its open market business to benefit from

Luca Albertini Interview: Soft market issues must be addressed

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market needs to address some of the issues that have emerged through the soft market period in reinsurance, in order to ensure it can hold onto its capital base, Luca Albertini, CEO of Leadenhall Capital Partners explained to us in a recent interview.

Luca Albertini recognised as Trading Risk Outstanding Contributor 2022

The founder and CEO of Leadenhall Capital Partners, Luca Albertini, was recognised as Trading Risk’s Outstanding Contributor for 2022

Capital goes away if risks not fully understood

Leadenhall’s CEO spoke about what would be needed for the firm to expand into new lines at the Trading Risk London ILS Conference 2022.

Macro environment extremely favourable for ILS: Volpi, Leadenhall

Rising interest rates, inflation, and heightened volatility across other asset classes has again brought increased attention to insurance-linked securities (ILS) as an attractive proposition, according to Lorenzo Volpi, Managing Partner at Leadenhall Capital Partners.

CEO panel calls for focus on future climate impacts amid escalating nat cat losses

Elevated catastrophe losses stemming from secondary perils was a dominant theme at the 1.1 renewals and continues to be so during the Q4 and full-year 2021 results season.

ILS investor trends - Lorenzo Volpi, Leadenhall Capital Partners - Artemis ILS NYC 2022 interview

For this one of our sponsor showcase video interviews, for the upcoming Artemis ILS NYC 2022 conference (held April 22nd in New York City), we welcomed Lorenzo Volpi, Managing Partner at specialist ILS and reinsurance investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners, one of our Gold sponsors for the c

Leadenhall hires Jones from SEI for business development expansion

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, has announced a new business development and fundraising focused hire, adding Alistair Jones from SEI Investments.

Leadenhall promotes Kane & Spreutels to Managing Partner

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, has announced two promotions to Managing Partner within its senior team.

Leadenhall Becomes SBAI Core Supporter

Capital is not coming in at any cost: Leadenhall CEO Albertini

ILS fund managers and reinsurance companies both need to demonstrate they can deliver the returns their investors are expecting, as it is clear that in 2021 “capital is not coming in at any cost,”

Leadenhall: Rated ILS launch Nectaris will sweeten risk profile

Leadenhall Capital Partners head of non-life portfolio management Ben Adolph explains that the firm will vary its use of rated Bermuda balance sheet Nectaris depending on market conditions

Leadenhall Capital Partners Reaches Record $6.6bn AuM

Rate hardening should persist at 1/1: Leadenhall CEO Albertini

Hurricane Ida “reminds us that the strength and trajectory is what is important when it comes to hurricanes” and that “there is always a lot to learn from every event”. This is according to Luca Albertini, CEO of London-headquartered Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, a subsidiary of MS Amlin.

Continuous disciplined institutional ILS capital growth expected: Leadenhall’s Volpi

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is expected to continue attracting new investors, leading to continuous growth, while even more investors from around the world are also increasingly getting familiar with the asset class, Lorenzo Volpi of Leadenhall Capital Partners explained in a recent

COVID Clarity to Take Time for Exposed ILS Investments: Luca Albertini

For insurance-linked securities (ILS) investments that carry potential exposure to losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, clarity over the loss position is set to take time

Leadenhall backed Nectaris Re reinsurance platform gets ‘A’ rating

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, is backing a new rated reinsurance underwriting platform in Bermuda, with a Class 3A reinsurer Nectaris Re Ltd.

Leadenhall in $60m Debt Financing for Health Insurer Friday Health Plans

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, is providing $60 million in debt financing to Denver, Colorado based health insurer Friday Health Plans.

ILS market conditions & ESG priorities - Leadenhall Capital Partners Interview

Leadenhall ILS Funds ESG Classified under Article 8 of EU SFDR

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, London headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manger, has achieved a classification of its European open ended ILS funds under Article 8 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

Leadenhall Funds to Promote Environmental and Social Characteristics in their investment activity

All EU-based open ended funds managed by Leadenhall Capital Partners (“Leadenhall”) have been categorised as being investment products which promote environmental and social characteristics in accordance with the criteria recently set out in Article 8 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

Leadenhall Grows Non-Life & Life ILS Assets To Reach $6.4bn

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has further expanded its assets under management, with both its non-life and life insurance-linked securities (ILS) growing to take the managers AuM to $6.4 billion as of January 2021.

Leadenhall Capital Partners Hires New Portfolio Manager

London headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manger Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has added a new Portfolio Manager hire, employing Lionel Daniele who has more than fifteen years’ experience in investment banking and trading.

Scaling Up Doesn't Mean Compromising Granularity

Reinsurers and ILS managers alike have been on a quest for greater size and scale in recent years, as “tiering” of the market becomes a hot topic atindustry events. Tiering essential

Building a Hedge Against Disaster

Buying hedges may have paid off for some ILS managers in 2017, but Leadenhall Capital Partners CEO Luca Albertini argues that there are cheaper ways for investors to shield themselves against hurricane losses.

Q&A with Leadenhall CEO: Luca Albertini

Historically, ILS has competed as an asset class targeting near double-digit returns to fit in with an investor’s traditional alternative allocation bucket, alongside other hedge fund strategies. It took time for ILS to find a space in this bucket, but now it’s important to offer something to lower-

Navigating Volatility

Catastrophe risk is all about being paid to take on volatility, and disaster events over the past two years have provided a fresh reminder of that tenet.

A Rejuvinated Market

2017 and 2018 were the first and fourth costliest years for insured losses in history, with $144bn and $80bn of estimated losses respectively (see chart below). These back-to-back major loss years have provided an opportunity for the industry to improve the risk-adjusted returns and terms and condit

Digging for New Data

Investors have many more questions about their ILS exposures following the 2017- 2019 catastrophes and, to provide answers, managers are going back to the drawing board.

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP is proud to have assisted on work to produce open-source guidelines helping banks, financial institutions and insurers better assess physical climate risk

The Climate Measurement Standards Initiative (CMSI), an Australian led collaboration on the physical risks of climate change and their disclosure, has developed a set of open-source, voluntary guidelines to help banks, financial institutions and insurers better assess the risk and quantify the costs

Leadenhall Assists on Physical Climate Risk Disclosure Guidelines

The Climate Measurement Standards Initiative (CMSI), an Australian led collaboration on the physical risks of climate change and their disclosure, has developed a set of open-source, voluntary guidelines to help banks, financial institutions and insurers better assess the risk and quantify the costs

Rate Improvements to Continue at July Renewals: Lorenzo Volpi

Reinsurance pricing is expected to rise strongly at the July 1st 2020 renewals, with retrocession likely to be an area of particular increase, according to Lorenzo Volpi, Head of Business Development at Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP.

Cat bonds more attractive, a prudent buy for retro: Albertini, Leadenhall

During a period of broad financial market dislocation, the catastrophe bond space continues to exhibit resilience, and in the current operating landscape, the attractiveness of the asset class is enhanced, according to Luca Albertini of Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP.

Leadenhall CEO discusses the opportunities in both Life and Non-Life Insurance Linked Securities asset class

The latest in our series of Artemis Live video interviews with leaders of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance markets features Luca Albertini, CEO of London headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manger Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP.

Luca Albertini, Leadenhall Capital Partners, May 2020 - on ILS, cat bonds, reinsurance and Covid-19

Luca Albertini, CEO of London headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manger Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, joined us for a discussion about the state of ILS and reinsurance under Covid-19 pandemic conditions.

Nat-cat strategies will prove value: Leadenhall

Leadenhall's CEO joins "Covid 19 Roundtable"

The past seven days have been arguably the most eventful yet in terms of Covid-19’s impact on the global insurance industry. Regulatory pressure in Europe led to a flurry of cancelled dividends – principally in the UK. The approach, however, was inconsistent depending on the interpretation of the lo

Early Firm Order Terms reflect mid-year renewal firming: Albertini, Leadenhall

The mid-year reinsurance renewal season is set for further firming of premium rates as market conditions help to sustain and perhaps accelerate recent trends, something Leadenhall Capital Partners CEO Luca Albertini says is evident in early Firm Order Terms.

A Rejuvenated ILS Market – Trading Risk Investor magazine Q3 2019

2017 and 2018 were the first and fourth costliest years for insured losses in history, with $144bn and $80bn of estimated losses respectively

Navigating Volatility – Trading Risk article by Lorenzo Volpi

Lorenzo Volpi, managing partner and head of business development at Leadenhall Capital Partners, says that 2019 is a year for investors to review their ILS requirements

Leadenhall gets three nominations for the June Trading Risk Awards

The Trading Risk Awards celebrates the elite individual and team excellence within the convergence market. We are excited to bring together our fantastic community to shine the light on the sector’s incredible innovation. The winning firms will be announced at our live awards ceremony on 28 April

Leadenhall Life Fund Nominated for Best ILS Focused Hedge Fund at Global Hedgefund Awards 2019

Headline numbers from renewal rates “quite deceiving”, Leadenhall’s Albertini

Insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager, Leadenhall Capital Partners witnessed divergent rate behaviour at 1/1, resulting in a “deceiving” January 2019 renewals period, according to the firm’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Luca Albertini.

MSI Ownership Supports Leadenhall's Growth Aspirations

The recent shift in ownership of London headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager, Leadenhall Capital Partners to Mitsui Sumitomo (MSI), enables the ILS manager to better utilise the full-potential of its resources and is a reflection of the group’s growth aspirations, accord

Leadenhall AUM reaches $5.5bn, as it sets out stall for further growth

Leadenhall Capital Partners, the London headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager, has grown its assets under management by almost 6% to $5.5 billion since last June.

LCP Grows AUM past $5.5bn and MSI Aquires 80% Interest

Leadenhall Capital Partners (‘Leadenhall’ or ‘LCP’), a leading investment manager in reinsurancelinked securities, has continued along its growth pattern over 2018. Assets under management have increased to over USD5.5bn as at 1 st January 2019, up from USD4.7bn on 1 st January 2018, and USD5.2bn on

Leadenhall grows ILS assets 29% to $4.5 billion

Leadenhall Capital Partners, the London headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked securities fund manager, has grown its ILS assets under management significantly this year, rising 29% from $3.5 billion at the start of 2017 to now sit at $4.5 billion.

Leadenhall adds another to biz dev team with Khan hire

London-based insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has announced another new hire into its business development function, hiring Hamza Khan who was most recently with Lloyd’s of London syndicate Probitas 1492.

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LCP Grows Life Strategies AUM by Over USD600m in Second Half 2018

Leadenhall Capital Partners has raised over US$600m during the 2nd half of 2018 year so far for its life strategies following strong investor demand for exposure to the asset class through an experienced manager with a proven and established track record. Much of the new capital has been raised to t

Leadenhall hires Cooper as non-life ILS analyst

Specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has hired George Cooper to a new role as non-life analyst at the firm, who joins the company from French reinsurer SCOR.

LEADENHALL CAPITAL PARTNERS GROWS AUM TO PASS THE US$5.BN MARK

Leadenhall Capital Partners (‘Leadenhall’ or ‘LCP’), a leading investment manager in reinsurancelinked securities, has continued to show a strong growth pattern over the first half of the year. Assets under management have increased to over US$5bn as at 1 st June 2018, up from $4.7bn at the start of

Leadenhall Capital Partners hires Haig for business development

Specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has announced a new hire within its business development function, adding Paul Haig who was previously with reinsurance broker Aon Benfield.

Trading Risk Award - Investor of the Year 2016

In its first full year after Amlin increased its shareholding in Leadenhall Capital Partners, the London-based ILS fund continued to expand its capital base Leadenhall invests across a wide range of products, both life and non-life as well as catastrophe bonds and private placements – giving investo

Leadenhall's strengthening market position is recognised by intelligentinsurer.com

Funds managed by Leadenhall Capital Partners have enjoyed further growth in 2017 and it is now managing more than $4.2 billion of assets, almost $1 billion more than 12 months ago, thanks in part to the launch of two new funds and further growth in its existing funds.

LEADENHALL CAPITAL PARTNERS GROWS AUM TO US$4.2BN

Leadenhall Capital Partners (‘Leadenhall’ or ‘LCP’) a leading investment manager in reinsurance-linked securities, has grown its assets under management to US$4.2bn, as at 1st June. AUM has increased by over US$800m in the last six months following increased appetite from clients globally following

Leadenhall wins Trading Risk Award - Life Transaction of the year 2017

Leadenhall Capital Partners structured and invested in the $57.5mn Mekyi Funding deal for a sponsor that has not previously accessed capital from the ILS market. The notes provide Leadenhall investors with exposure to mortality trend risk, a diversifying risk to the mortality catastrophe, longevit

Amlin plc Signs Definitive Agreement to Increase Stake in Leadenhall Capital Partners

Further to its announcement on 7 July 2014, Amlin plc (“Amlin”) is pleased to announce that it has signed definitive legal agreements to increase its existing interest in Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP (“LCP” or the “Business”), a leading investment manager in (re)insurance-linked securities which

Leadenhall's ILS assets hit $2.7bn with growth across all fund strategies

Specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has increased its ILS assets by approximately 12% in the first-quarter of 2016, reaching $2.7 billion under management.

Leadenhall launches UCITS cat bond fund, assets under management pass $2.4bn

Specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has launched its first UCITS investment fund towards the end of 2015, helping to take its total ILS assets under management to over $2.4 billion.

Leadenhall's team grows through two hires as ILS assets under management reach $2.25bn

Specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has added two new hires to its portfolio management team, strengthening both non-life and life teams, while also reaching a new milestone for ILS assets under management at $2.25 billion.

Leadenhall passes $2bn, as synergies with Amlin continue to grow

Specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has reached a new milestone, passing the $2 billion of assets mark to reach $2.0077 billion, while at the same time seeing the synergies with parent Amlin grow.

Leadenhall Capital Partners strengthens its Business Development Team with Aon Benfield Securities Executive Edward Johnson

Specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has added a new hire in business development, with the announcement that Edward Johnson is joining the ILS manager from Aon Benfield Securities.

Interview with Luca Albertini & John Wells Mar 23, 2015 by “Investment in Japan”

Leadenhall CEO and CIO Luca Albertini talks to Artemis about his thoughts on the prospects of the ILS and reinsurance market in 2015

The fifth in our series of articles featuring leading figures in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance on the market as we move into 2015 features Luca Albertini, CEO of insurance linked securities (ILS) investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP.

Leadenhall helps Amlin to grow in property catastrophe reinsurance.

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance-linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has helped Amlin plc to increase its property catastrophe business underwritten, as the partnership continues to enhance the non-life re/insurers position.

Leadenhall passes $1.5 billion assets under management, announces latest hire - Artemis

Reinsurance-linked investments manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP (Leadenhall) has announced that the firm has passed $1.5 billion of assets under management as of September 2013. The firm has also added a new hire of a General Counsel & Head of Transaction Management.

Winner of Investor of the Year 2013

London-based Leadenhall was founded in 2008 as a joint venture between Amlin and Leadenhall executives John Wells and Luca Albertini. The firm had its fifth birthday in 2012 and began to reap the gains of reaching this milestone. It increased its funds under management by 250 percent last year, from

ILS Market Update Q2 2013

In sharp contrast to Q2, Q3 issuance is modest in most years. Indeed, while July tends to see some activity, August is usually quieter, with September then seeing some ex-U.S. issuance. This year will likely follow suit. After a nearly record breaking H1 2013, Q3 will involve more deal planning than

Amlin appreciates increasing synergies with Leadenhall Capital - Artemis

Amlin plc, the non-life insurance and reinsurance group, has felt the more intense competition in the traditional reinsurance market, created by increased penetration of capital markets players, but the same trend has increased synergies realised from its investment in ILS investment specialist Lead

Leadenhall recruits underwriter as it adds four to partnership - Trading Risk

Leadenhall unveils new life fund, passes $1 billion assets under management - Artemis

A third ILS fund has been unveiled to us by London based insurance-linked securities and reinsurance-linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners today. Leadenhall Capital has been experiencing strong growth of its assets under management and identified an opportunity to launch a third fund

Leadenhall grows assets under management to over $850m - Artemis

London based insurance-linked securities and reinsurance-linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners continues to experience growth in its assets under management thanks to inflows of capital from both new and old investors. The investment manager now has over $850m under management and ho

Catastrophe bonds unbowed by Hurricane Sandy - Reuters

Insurance linked securities – an opportunity for pension funds? (round table with Lorenzo Volpi) – Pensions Age

Our panel of experts looks at what this alternative asset class can do for pension fund portfolios today

Leadenhall Capital Partners funds break $650 million barrier

Leadenhall Capital Partners has welcomed an additional $65 million in investments into its two funds specialising in Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) such as catastrophe bonds, taking the value of funds under management beyond the $650 million mark for the first time.

Leadenhall Capital adds new hire targets growth in assets - Artemis

London, UK based insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has added a new hire to their team, taking them to eight people, and announced that they are targeting to further grow their assets under management. Earlier this month Leadenhall announc

New inflows take Leadenhall Capital over $650m assets under management - Artemis

London, UK based insurance-linked securities investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has announced that thanks to new inflows of investor capital they have now cleared $650m in assets under management for the first time. Leadenhall’s two funds specialise in investment in insurance-linked secu

Leadenhall hits $650mn mark - Trading Risk

Predictions for 2012: Luca Albertini, Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP - Artemis

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London-based insurance-linked asset and fund manager, has announced that it is starting 2012 with assets under management of over $500m. The firm manages two Irish domiciled funds which invest in non-life insurance-linked securities and risks such as natural cata

Leadenhall jumps to over 500m assets under management - Artemis

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London-based insurance-linked asset and fund manager, has announced that it is starting 2012 with assets under management of over $500m. The firm manages two Irish domiciled funds which invest in non-life insurance-linked securities and risks such as natural cata

Leadenhall Capital’s Wells Discusses Catastrophe Bonds – YouTube

John Wells, chairman of Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, talks about investing in catastrophe bonds.

Leadenhall beefs up marketing with Volpi hire - Trading Risk

RMS® Miu platform allows Leadenhall Capital Partners to apply sophisticated portfolio management practices and achieve significant time and cost efficiencies - RMS

The Trading Floor Interview: Luca Albertini – Trading Risk

Amlin launches traded insurance risk venture