Hamilton, Bermuda – ILS (Bermuda) Ltd., the organisers of the Bermuda Convergence 2014 networking event today launched a redesigned website at ilsbermuda.com. […]READ MORE
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 […]
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.
Hosted at PIER 6 on Front St, this invitation-only event is distinctively different from other industry events, providing a unique platform for networking. Registration opens from July 15 2014.
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.
Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has teamed up with Chinese firm China Pacific Insurance (CPI), to introduce a temperature-index insurance scheme to protect the $73 million hairy crab industry. Swiss Re has [...] READ MORE
The competitive nature of the current global reinsurance market is often blamed on the recent influx of additional capital from third-party and institutional investors, like pension funds, but it’s wo [...] READ MORE
One of the enduring themes of recent quarters has been the ability for insurers and reinsurers to report both positive and negative impacts to their business due to the influx of alternative reinsuran [...] READ MORE
The western Pacific typhoon season continued to be active with the latest major storm, typhoon Matmo, targeting a first landfall on Taiwan where it will likely be a Category 2 storm followed by a seco [...] READ MORE
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TransRe) is another example of a reinsurer investing in a Florida start-up property and casualty insurance carrier, making a small debt investment in Monarch while a [...] READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Capital Markets, part of JLT Towers Re, has closed a $44 million private placement catastrophe bond.READ MORE
Stocks for publicly traded reinsurance companies (including the four large Europeans) performed below the overall market for the first quarter of 2014, according to a […]READ MORE
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.
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 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.