MS Amlin Underwriting Limited launches Phoenix 2 Re
The company’s second Asia focussed reinsurance ILS offering
MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL), the Lloyd’s global specialty (re)insurer, announces that MS Amlin Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd (MS AAP), its Singapore-based operation, has launched its second local special purpose reinsurance vehicle (SPRV); Phoenix 2 Re Pte. Ltd. This SPRV will provide a quota share to MS AAP for its select reinsurance portfolio written via its underwriting platform in Singapore, and complements the landmark SPRV, Phoenix 1 Re, in terms of ceded business and structure.
Phoenix 2 Re has secured USD37.5m of collateralised capacity through a number of Asia-based investors. MS AAP worked in conjunction with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), to establish Phoenix 2 Re, using an insurance-linked securities (ILS) catastrophe bond grant, alongside Hong Kong-based ILS specialist ILS Advisers, part of the HSZ Group.
Will Ho, CEO, MS Amlin Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, said: “We are pleased to have secured capital for Phoenix 2 Re during a challenging time for fundraising, a testament to our financial soundness, robust risk management systems, and reputation. This launch is a natural continuation of our first SPRV and highlights our commitment to the region, as well as source innovative ways to cultivate relationships with capital market partners. We are delighted to have launched another ILS offering with the help of HSZ and are thankful for the support provided by everyone involved, in particular to MAS and Lloyd’s Asia for their continued support to us in this space.”
Tim Yip, Executive Director, ILS Advisers, commented: “In 2021, Phoenix 1 Re showed the value that thoughtful and creative access to a new set of independent and diversified perils can provide to ILS investors, especially in yet another year where many faced a string of significant natural catastrophe losses from the more traditionally accessed parts of the world. We were very pleased to work with MS Amlin Asia Pacific again, helping them arrange their latest investment opportunity focused on the emerging Asia region, and to support their goal of providing products and innovative solutions required for a region facing a large and ever-growing insurance protection gap. With Phoenix 2 Re successfully issued out of Singapore, this continues to demonstrate Singapore’s value as an entry point for capital, to support the growing needs of the region.”
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About MS Amlin
MS Amlin Underwriting Limited is a leading global (re)insurer, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, Middle East and Asia markets. With a 300-year record, we deliver a quality service for businesses facing the most complex and demanding risks. Our role places us at the forefront of the Property & Casualty, Marine and Reinsurance markets.
We are experts in underwriting, with both technical capability and deep knowledge of the areas we insure. Our claims service aims to set the industry reference point for quality, with efficient, fair and timely claims management.