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ILS Bermuda announces: “Bermuda Convergence 2014 will go on”

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Nothing Happened: PCS Q3 2014 Catastrophe Bond Report

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Alternative reinsurance capital and ILS on the rise. Up 18% in the first-half to now…

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Bermuda: a world leader in the insurance linked securities market

Convergence 2014

ILS Bermuda announces: “Bermuda Convergence 2014 will go on”

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 […]

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Retail Investors – the third wave

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

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Nothing Happened: PCS Q3 2014 Catastrophe Bond Report

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

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Michael Frith: Insurance Is Big Business

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. […]

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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.

exclusive event

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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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.

SPONSORSHIP

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

IN THE NEWS

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

Retail Investors – the third wave

A new type of investor – the retail investor – is rapidly becoming a major force in the capitalisation of the reinsurance industrySince 2005 there […]

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Nothing Happened: PCS Q3 2014 Catastrophe Bond Report

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 […]

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Monte Carlo Wrap Up

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 […]

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Big is not always beautiful

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 […]

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KPMG in Bermuda: ILS and the impact on traditional markets

In this Podcast, we sit with Jason Carne, Head of ILS, to discuss Insurance Linked Securities and its impact on the traditional market.

Bermuda Hosts a Unique African Catastrophe Insurer

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.

Catastrophe (Cat) Bond

A cat bond is a bond with an embedded option.

Barney Schauble Nephila Capital: Investing in reinsurance and weather risk

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.

Investing Book Summary: The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities

This is the summary of The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities (The Wiley Finance Series) by Pauline Barrieu, Luca Albertinini.

The ABCs Of Rating CAT Bonds

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.

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