Its likewise a record for the number of separate issues weve tracked. The previous record was 2017 when 26 offers issued just under $1 billion of notes, while the previous record for number of deals was 2019 with 29.
Private disaster bonds (feline bond lites) and similarly privately put insurance-linked securities (ILS) remain an effective method for ILS fund managers to transform danger into a securitized note format, or for cedants to access the capital markets in a more effective way than in a full-blown 144a disaster bond problem.
Till the expenses of releasing a complete Rule 144a catastrophe bond can be lowered rather, these personal cat bond platforms will continue to play a crucial role in the market.
Maybe more so than ever now, when financier hunger for catastrophe bonds is running greater than even the record-setting rate of 144a issuance can satisfy.
As a result, we expect to see more private cat bonds prior to year-end and a strong contribution to the general market from them again in 2022.
You can check out about every personal disaster bond provided in our extensive Artemis disaster bond Deal Directory.
Eclipse Re Ltd., the Horseshoe handled personal syndicated collateralised reinsurance note, private disaster bond issuance and reinsurance transformer platform, has issued four more private cat bond series of notes, together amounting to $277 million, which now take personal cat bond issuance above $1 billion up until now in 2021. Its developed into another busy year for personal catastrophe bonds and the Eclipse Re structure handled by Artexs Horseshoe is the significant contributor in 2021.
Consisting of these 4 new series of notes, which are all now noted in our substantial Artemis Deal Directory, the Eclipse Re Ltd. structure has issued $411 countless private cat bonds up until now in 2021, way up on the 2020 overall of simply $107 million and still up on 2019s practically $300 million of ILS deals issued through the structure.
This vigorous activity from the Eclipse Re platform has actually now assisted to drive the issuance of personal catastrophe bonds, or cat bond lites as theyre also know, to a new record high and for the very first time yearly issuance of personal feline bonds has actually now surpassed $1 billion.
It s a meaningful figure and shows that 2 patterns continue to collect rate in the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market.
One, sponsors continue to aim to lower-cost and effective ways to securitize their threats and transfer them to the capital markets, thus these personal cat bond platforms like Eclipse Re offer a great way of accomplishing that, without needing to go down the complete 144A issuance route.
Two, ILS fund supervisors continue to utilize personal cat bond issuance platforms to make securitized reinsurance and retrocession a more liquid and for that reason investable property for their cat mutual fund methods.
With feline mutual fund strategies having grown a lot in 2021, this second aspect might be as huge a motorist of this private issuance market development at this time, as ILS fund supervisors look to transform assets to fit their cat bond fund mandates permitting them to generate new financier funds to match with them.
Onto the details of the four brand-new Eclipse Re Ltd. private feline bonds weve included to our Deal Directory today.
The 4 brand-new Eclipse Re feline bond offers only came to light last night, so it is possible that they could have been released earlier this year and weve just now been warned of them.
Totalling almost $277 million, the 4 differ in size and likewise in duration, with some matching up with the due dates of previous Eclipse Re private cat bonds provided this year, however one having what seems a two year term (which is notable).
As background, Eclipse Re Ltd. is a Bermuda domiciled special purpose insurance company (SPI) and segregated account company that is handled by insurance-linked securities (ILS) market facilitator and provider Horseshoe, part of Artex.
Eclipse Re is usually utilized to make it possible for issuance of insurance-linked securities (ILS) notes, through the transformation, securitisation and eventually move to one, or syndication to a group of financiers, of reinsurance or retrocession plans.
Its main use-cases are the issuance of privately syndicated collateralised reinsurance notes, or private disaster bond notes, with a capability to cover a variety of underlying dangers and structures, or lines of company.
The structure is likewise utilized as a transformer for ILS fund managers, to assist them securitize a threat and make it investable for a disaster bond method, so not all problems from Eclipse Re are syndicated to investors.
In truth, several of the Eclipse Re issuances of recent years have actually been for the sole advantage of specialist, cat bond focused ILS fund supervisor Fermat Capital Management, serving as the investor for the benefit of its funds.
We do likewise know that the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) has been a recipient of reinsurance security through Eclipse Re deals in the past.
The $277 million of brand-new Eclipse Re issuances we have listed, together with their sizes and due dates are below:
— $19.72 million– Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2021-03A) due May 31st 2022.– $55 million– Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2021-04A) due May 31st 2022.
These are rather significant offers for private catastrophe bonds and the due date of the Series 2021-11A issuance is especially significant, being approximately a 2 year duration (wish for a private feline bond).
As ever, we assume these all represent home catastrophe risk-linked notes, supplying an unnamed protection buyer, or fund, with reinsurance or retrocession security.
The proceeds from the sale of the roughly $277 countless private disaster bond notes throughout each series will have been used as security to underpin linked reinsurance or retrocession agreements, and the money will be held in a trust.
ILS and reinsurance market service supplier and facilitator Horseshoe, part of Artex, will have led the issuances as the manager for these Eclipse Re Ltd. deals, with this unique function vehicle a crucial offering to its customers.
The notes have actually all been positioned with qualified institutional investors and been confessed to the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) as insurance-related securities for their listings, with Horseshoe likewise acting as listing sponsor through its Horseshoe Corporate Services Limited system.
New personal feline bond market record in 2021
So, thanks to the extremely active issuance year for Eclipse Re, we now have practically $1.017 billion of private feline bonds listed in our Deal Directory, with 30 transactions provided in 2021.
Thats a brand-new annual record for private cat bond issuance and 2021 is the very first time weve tracked more than $1 billion of these deals. You can track feline bond and related ILS issuance by year and kind of transaction in our chart.