Bermuda’s resilience and catastrophe preparedness were demonstrated after being battered by Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo within the period of a week. The island received international media attention while preparing for the oncoming hurricane. “This is a testament to Bermuda’s solid infrastructure and commitment of all Bermuda’s stakeholders to […]READ MORE
A new type of investor – the retail investor – is rapidly becoming a major force in the capitalisation of the reinsurance industrySince 2005 there […]
Source: Insurance Linked
Catastrophe bond issuance remained at $5.7 billion through the end of September but still topped the same period in 2013. Despite the absence of property […]
Source: PCS Verisk
Go to any city in the world, and look for the grandest or most iconic modern building there. Chances are it’s owned by an insurance company. And why is that? Because insurance is big business. In a world fraught with uncertainty and insecurity, insurance is the hedge against those unknowns. […]READ MORE
In its second year, this unique networking event sets itself apart from other industry events, bringing leaders together from the alternative reinsurance, convergence and insurance linked securities marketplace. Supported by the most respected organisations in the ILS sector, this two-day event seeks to attract investors and industry participants to Bermuda, the leading jurisdiction for ILS.
Hosted at PIER 6 on Front St, this invitation-only event is distinctively different from other industry events, providing a unique platform for networking. Register now to confirm your attendance.
This year’s keynote and industry speakers will give valuable insight into the ILS market and frank discussion on the industry’s hottest topics. Speaker announcement to follow shortly.
An unparalleled opportunity for exposure across global insurance, reinsurance, investment companies, regulators and professional service partners. Request further information here.
The expected excess return, or the return available between average expected losses and the average yield spread, of outstanding catastrophe bonds has shrunk to its lowest level since ILS consultancy [...] READ MORE
Bermuda headquartered reinsurance group Platinum Underwriters Holdings is ready to embrace a higher risk, higher return, hedge fund style investment strategy this year according to the firms CEO, as h [...] READ MORE
A research paper looking at mortality rates in the UK, concludes that there could be errors in the current data provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and suggests that this could lead t [...] READ MORE
The evolving insurance and reinsurance marketplace, with further softening in property and casualty risks expected, and the changing dynamics currently underway may spell the end of traditional market [...] READ MORE
The bloodletting in the reinsurance market demonstrates that it is industry capacity that drives the cycle, while the market’s clearing price is now set by the least conservative reinsurance player, a [...] READ MORE
A new type of investor – the retail investor – is rapidly becoming a major force in the capitalisation of the reinsurance industrySince 2005 there […]READ MORE
Catastrophe bond issuance remained at $5.7 billion through the end of September but still topped the same period in 2013. Despite the absence of property […]READ MORE
Every year, the reinsurance conference in Monte Carlo is accompanied by market analysis from key industry observers that sets the agenda for the next year. Here […]READ MORE
Interest from small and mid-sized cedants in the use of ILS as a risk transfer mechanism is growing fast and several platforms are now able […]READ MORE
In this Podcast, we sit with Jason Carne, Head of ILS, to discuss Insurance Linked Securities and its impact on the traditional market.
A new multi-country pool based in Bermuda will insure drought, weather cats and other large-scale risks that have been chronic problems in Africa. Organizers call it a "hybrid mutual" and say it was built to be moved.
A cat bond is a bond with an embedded option.
Barney Schauble is a managing director of Bermuda based Nephila Capital, a leading investment manager specializing in the reinsurance industry investing in insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, insurance swaps, and weather derivatives.
This is the summary of The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities (The Wiley Finance Series) by Pauline Barrieu, Luca Albertinini.
Insurance-linked securities, specifically catastrophe bonds, are receiving more investor attention as an attractive alternative investment. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Director Gary Martucci explains what ILS are and how we look at CAT bonds, and gives an outlook on the market.