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ILS has transformed reinsurance, conquered property cat: S&P

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ILS Bermuda Announces John Seo As Industry Keynote Speaker for Convergence 2018

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ILS can go beyond nat cat if someone takes the tail: Wallin, Hannover Re

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ILS has transformed reinsurance, conquered property cat: S&P

The use of insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and collateralized reinsurance has transformed the reinsurance market and conquered the property catastrophe space, according to S&P, […]
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Thorough testing part of the process for new ILS jurisdictions

There are a number of new domiciles and jurisdictions for locating and housing insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions coming into view, but they will all have […]
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ILS Bermuda Announces John Seo As Industry Keynote Speaker for Convergence 2018

Hamilton, Bermuda – ILS (Bermuda) Ltd., organisers of Bermuda Convergence 2018, today announced that Dr. John Seo, will be the event’s industry keynote speaker featuring a talk titled “ILS, $80B to $300B, how do we get there?”  The broader measure of the ILS market is roughly $80B currently, Dr. John […]

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ILS can go beyond nat cat if someone takes the tail: Wallin, Hannover Re

There’s potential for the expanding insurance-linked securities (ILS) market to play a meaningful role outside of the natural catastrophe space, however, on long-term business, someone […]
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October 3 – 4, 2018

Now in its sixth year, this networking event for the alternative reinsurance, convergence and insurance-linked securities marketplace is supported by the most respected organisations in the ILS sector. A two-day event that attracts investors and industry participants to Bermuda, the leading jurisdiction for ILS.

A NETWORKING EVENT

Convergence 2018 is recognised as the leading industry event for the ILS sector, hosted in Hamilton, Bermuda – the leading jurisdiction for the ILS market. Register to attend today.

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Do you have a view on the ILS market, a business idea, recent research or an informed viewpoint you’d like to share as a Bermuda Shorts speaker? Submit your topic here

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An unparalleled opportunity for exposure across global insurance, reinsurance, investment companies, regulators and professional service partners. Request further information here.

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It was the “tsunami of alternative capital” that kept a lid on reinsurance rates and prevented a market turn after the major losses of 2017, but at the same time may have helped to stimulate more focu [...]

Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment fund manager Twelve Capital Management has completed its fifth private catastrophe bond transaction of the year, with an $18.322 millio [...]

A decline in the volume of rated catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions is a key indicator that ILS has become a more permanent source of risk capital and gained heightene [...]

The increased size of Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd.’s assets under management, to which it added another $700 million to meet mid-year demand for its retrocessional reinsurance products, has [...]

The reloading of capacity after the 2017 catastrophe losses showed that the scare factor has gone for investors, according to S&P analyst Taoufik Gharib, meaning that fears of a softer-for-longer [...]

ILS has transformed reinsurance, conquered property cat: S&P

The use of insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and collateralized reinsurance has transformed the reinsurance market and conquered the property catastrophe space, according to S&P, […]

READ MORE

Thorough testing part of the process for new ILS jurisdictions

There are a number of new domiciles and jurisdictions for locating and housing insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions coming into view, but they will all have […]

READ MORE

ILS can go beyond nat cat if someone takes the tail: Wallin, Hannover Re

There’s potential for the expanding insurance-linked securities (ILS) market to play a meaningful role outside of the natural catastrophe space, however, on long-term business, someone […]

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Bermuda ILS – Progress in leaps and bounds

Sponsors and investors showed continued interest in ILS last year, with record-breaking issuance and over $12 billion of new capital brought to market, and the […]

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World Bank Cat Bonds & Responsible Investing

The intervention will focus on why investing in the World Bank Cat Bonds should be seen as not only an investment opportunity, but also a Responsible Investment (RI). The basic argument is that World Bank initiatives (and its mission) carry a strong intrinsic social and sustainable significance. Our cat bonds and swaps allow our client countries to protect the people and communities’ basic social-economic infrastructure from natural events, and this is particularly relevant in the emerging markets, given the disproportional effect of catastrophes to their economies.

Additionally, The World Bank, with its global access and multi-themed focus, is helping to stimulate the discussion on sustainability and resilience, making it possible for investors to support innovations and projects that integrate environmental, social and governance elements so dear to the RI community.

How Fair is Fair Value? A Closer Look at Fair Valuation for Illiquid ILS

We analyse methods and techniques being developed in the collateralised reinsurance marketplace to produce Fair Values of P&C liabilities, and compare these based on how well they fit observed market prices. We explore the differences between arbitrage-free and market-consistent methods and identify the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods.

The Perils of Structuring for New Perils and the Opportunities

Expanding the ILS pie can result from growth of mature risks and from adding or expanding the investible risks. While there is a lot more to it, getting the structures right can make or break any expansion. This talk will look at some of the related dangers and the opportunities.

Cat Bond Investing: The Efficiency of a Passive Approach

An investigation of the benefits of passively constructing a cat bond portfolio to replicate the performance of the market, with low tracking error and minimal costs.

Untangling Cyber Risk to Evaluate Exposures in Dollars and Probabilities

Unlike traditional ILS risks such as natural catastrophe, cyber risk involves an active adversary and an evolving threat landscape with nonobvious risk accumulations.
To understand the individual risks in a portfolio, models must account for the behavioral elements of intentional and accidental threat actors, measuring the relative strength of companies’ cyber defenses against the strength of the opposition they face.

To understand portfolio tail risk and evaluate ILS terms and triggers, a model must also provide a clear picture of the paths of aggregation linking the underlying risks, the potential economic impact of disaster scenarios, and the likelihood of those events occurring.

BDA London Executive Forum - November 28, 2017

Bermuda's Premier, regulator and leaders of Bermuda's global business sector highlighted the breadth, advantages and significant economic impact of the island's financial market during an awareness-raising cross-industry forum held in London late last year by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA).

The day-long BDA Executive Forum on November 28 attracted close to 250 delegates encompassing a wide range of industries, and due to its success, BDA is planning similar events in New York and London this year. Featuring top regulatory and industry representatives in discussion panels, the forum's agenda covered hot-button topics, while emphasising the many elements that differentiate Bermuda-from the island's world-respected regulator and access to capital, to its deep pool of industry expertise.

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