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Marc Grandisson, chairman and CEO of Arch Worldwide Reinsurance and Mortgage Group spoke with Bermuda:Re about Watford Re, the company’s work with Fannie Mae and […]
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ILS Bermuda unveils new website as it plans for Bermuda Convergence 2014

Hamilton, Bermuda – ILS (Bermuda) Ltd., the organisers of the Bermuda Convergence 2014 networking event today launched a redesigned website at […]

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Is water the new wind?

A conversation with Dr Robert Muir-Wood, Chief Research Officer of RMS about why water is the new wind when it comes to hurricane risk. For […]
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Buffett Warning Unheeded as Catastrophe Bond Sales Climb

By Caroline Chen June 16th, 2014 Bond buyers are betting more than ever on the mercy of Mother Nature as they seek to boost yields […]


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.


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.


Some underwriters in the insurance and reinsurance industry are writing risks for too low a return on their capital, as a “fair degree of undisciplined underwriting” was highlighted today by Jardine L [...] READ MORE

Bermuda domiciled hedge fund style reinsurance and hybrid investment platform Till Capital Ltd., the parent company of reinsurer Resource Re, is seeking to buy Omega Insurance Holdings, Inc. (“Omega”) [...] READ MORE

Third-party reinsurance capital, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and its collateralized reinsurance sidecar Mt. Logan Re all provide reinsurer Everest Re with an additional source of financial lever [...] READ MORE

In response to the occurrence of increasingly intense and frequent natural disasters throughout the Philippines, ratings agency A.M. Best has reported that the nation is considering an insurance pool [...] READ MORE

After a record start to 2014 issuance of catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) ratings agency Standard & Poor’s expects more growth, at a more moderate rate, to come, but warns t [...] READ MORE

ILS insight to focus on modelling and pricing

Pricing, modelling, transformation structures and RTA providers, as well as other pressing issues within the ILS sector, are to be discussed at ILS Insight next […]


Convergence investors: an evolution

We address the changing make-up, focus and expectations of investors in the convergence space as the market broadens and matures. The options for convergence investors […]


JLT Capital Markets closes $44m cat bond

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Capital Markets, part of JLT Towers Re, has closed a $44 million private placement catastrophe bond.


Citizens halved rate on line in four years

Florida Citizens has managed to halve its rate on line for both traditional and convergence reinsurance capacity since 2011, as it has taken advantage of […]

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.

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.

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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