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ILS to continue driving closer to the original risk: Aon execs

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ILS fund inflows more than compensate for losses: Eurekahedge

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ILS growth to return, as longer-term investors remain committed: Aon

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BSX lists first London-domiciled cat bond

Greg Wojciechowski, CEO of the BSX The Bermuda Stock Exchange has listed its first London-domiciled catastrophe bond. The listing was sponsored by Estera Securities (Bermuda) […]
Source: The Royal Gaette

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ILS to continue driving closer to the original risk: Aon execs

Alternative reinsurance capital continues to innovate and is an important part of matching capital with risk, and its drive to get closer to the original […]
Source: Artemis.bm

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ILS fund inflows more than compensate for losses: Eurekahedge

Strong investor inflows in 2017 and 2018 helped the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market more than compensate for its losses, driving continued growth in the […]
Source: Artemis.bm

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Kathleen Faries announced as Chair of ILS Bermuda Ltd.

   ILS Bermuda is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Faries as chair of the ILS Bermuda Committee, having served as Deputy Chair since 2015.   As part of the corporate governance structure with senior leadership rotation of ILS Bermuda, Kathleen succeeds Greg Wojciechowski after his four years as Chair.  […]

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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.

SPEAKER OPPORTUNITIES

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

SPONSORSHIP

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

IN THE NEWS

RenaissanceRe (RenRe), the Bermuda based reinsurer, third-party reinsurance capital and ILS investment manager, has now completed its $1.5 billion acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re (TMR). Renaissance [...]

Insurance and reinsurance companies are on the “front line of managing the physical risks from climate change” and are now aware that “yesterday’s tail risk is closer to today’s central scenario,” acc [...]

Ledger Investing, the insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) start-up that aims to enhance the way re/insurers fund their risks using securitisation and tech, has added [...]

The mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) or insurance-linked note market is primed for expansion, as more of the U.S. private mortgage insurers look to leverage the capital markets as a source o [...]

The April reinsurance renewals in Japan look set to deliver their largest rate increases to wind and aggregate layers of reinsurance towers, with severely loss impacted lower layers of programs seeing [...]

BSX lists first London-domiciled cat bond

Greg Wojciechowski, CEO of the BSX The Bermuda Stock Exchange has listed its first London-domiciled catastrophe bond. The listing was sponsored by Estera Securities (Bermuda) […]

READ MORE

ILS to continue driving closer to the original risk: Aon execs

Alternative reinsurance capital continues to innovate and is an important part of matching capital with risk, and its drive to get closer to the original […]

READ MORE

ILS fund inflows more than compensate for losses: Eurekahedge

Strong investor inflows in 2017 and 2018 helped the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market more than compensate for its losses, driving continued growth in the […]

READ MORE

ILS growth to return, as longer-term investors remain committed: Aon

Longer-term investors in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked assets are expected to remain committed to the sector despite the impact of losses over 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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