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Hamilton’s investments with Two Sigma help generate consistent net income: KBRA

Reinsurance News - 12/13/2018
Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned a stable outlook and an insurance financial strength rating (IFSR) of A to Bermudian property and casualty (P&C) reinsurer Hamilton Re, citing the strengths of its investment fund.
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Neuberger Berman ups credit enhancement on 2nd nonprime RMBS

Asset Securitization Report - 12/13/2018
A real estate investment fund affiliated with investment firm Neuberger Berman is sponsoring its second securitization this year consisting primarily of nonprime, private-label mortgage originations. Most of the loans in the $320.1 million pool for Homeward Opportunities Fund 1 Trust 2018-2 are recent originations acquired by Homeward Opportunities Fund 1 LP from two lenders. Most of the assets (71.6% of the pool) do not qualify for a safe haven under ability-to-repay and other qualified mortgage (QM) standards.
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Hamilton Re assigned A rating by KBRA

The Royal Gazette - 12/12/2018
Hamilton Re’s ability to take underwriting and investment risks in a “measured and balanced way” is one of the reasons cited by Kroll Bond Rating Agency in giving the Bermudian reinsurer a financial strength rating of A.
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Morgan Stanley, UBS launch pair of CMBS conduits totaling $1.4B

Asset Securitization Report - 12/11/2018
Morgan Stanley and UBS launched a pair of conduit commercial mortgage securitizations totaling over $1.4 billion Monday, as issuers raced to clear their books by the end of the year. The $646.5 million UBS 2018-C15 is backed by 41 loans secured by 317 properties, some of which have investment grade characteristics that help reduce the overall leverage in the transaction. The largest is Great Value Storage Portfolio, which represents 8.5% of the portfolio and is considered by Kroll Bond Rating Agency to be AAA quality;
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