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More discerning, less rush to commit capital – healthy ILS trends for 2019

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ILS to grow, continue to dampen reinsurance market cycle: Swiss Re

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ILS: Deep roots on ‘The Rock’

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Continued ILS & alternative capital growth expected into 2019

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More discerning, less rush to commit capital – healthy ILS trends for 2019

A number of trends that are emerging in the wake of the major catastrophe losses of the last two years can be considered as healthy […]
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ILS to grow, continue to dampen reinsurance market cycle: Swiss Re

Economists at global reinsurance giant Swiss Re expect that alternative capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS) will continue to grow as a sector and will continue […]
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ILS: Deep roots on ‘The Rock’

The ILS markets will continue to evolve and flourish with Bermuda front and centre of future development. That was the overall takeaway of the ILS […]
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Continued ILS & alternative capital growth expected into 2019

The main rating agencies for the insurance and reinsurance sector all agree that the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and alternative capital is set to grow […]
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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

Cyber risk is increasingly showing signs of becoming a peak peril and as the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector continues to look for growth it makes sense to focus on these peak levels of the i [...]

Global markets and Latin America focused asset manager BTG Pactual Asset Management has completed its acquisition of Lutece Re Ltd., the Bermuda based reinsurance linked investments manager. With the [...]

The first long-range outlooks and forecasts for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season both suggest an average level of storm activity, but note some uncertainty over whether an El Niño event occurs and h [...]

The number of deaths confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) from the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo have now passed the trigger point for the World Bank’s p [...]

In the state of Florida the incidence of so-called assignment of benefits (AOB) lawsuits connected with property insurance claims have risen by more than 70% over the last five years and as this conti [...]

More discerning, less rush to commit capital – healthy ILS trends for 2019

A number of trends that are emerging in the wake of the major catastrophe losses of the last two years can be considered as healthy […]

READ MORE

ILS to grow, continue to dampen reinsurance market cycle: Swiss Re

Economists at global reinsurance giant Swiss Re expect that alternative capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS) will continue to grow as a sector and will continue […]

READ MORE

ILS: Deep roots on ‘The Rock’

The ILS markets will continue to evolve and flourish with Bermuda front and centre of future development. That was the overall takeaway of the ILS […]

READ MORE

Continued ILS & alternative capital growth expected into 2019

The main rating agencies for the insurance and reinsurance sector all agree that the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and alternative capital is set to grow […]

READ MORE
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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