Sidecar capacity set to grow as capital market investment increases

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Capital market investors' appetite for (re)insurance risk is predicted to grow in 2013, with investment in collateralised reinsurance and retrocession provided through ‘sidecars' expected to increase, according to market participants.

Alongside instruments such as catastrophe (cat) bonds and industry loss warranties (ILWs), the number of sidecar vehicles is poised to grow as (re)insurers seek to expand capacity and investors continue to hunt for high-yielding assets.

Sidecars are special purpose

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