2017 was a record-breaking year for ILS—and Bermuda again led from the front in terms of being both the domicile of choice for the special […]
Bernina Re Ltd. has been established and launched by the Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd. team as a new reinsurance company, with the goal […]
Hamilton, Bermuda – ILS (Bermuda) Ltd., organisers of Bermuda Convergence 2018, today announced that Kara Swisher, Executive Editor of the Recode Decode Podcast and Co-Executive Producer of the Code Conference, will be one of the event’s keynote speakers. Before co-founding Recode and Code, Swisher co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street […]READ MORE
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.
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Storms that caused recent outbreaks of rainfall and hail, as well as flooding, in France are expected to result in losses to the insurance and reinsurance industry of over $500 million (EUR 430m) as m [...]
Insurance and reinsurance industry broker Aon believes the rate rises seen this year made it a good time to initiate or add to an investment in insurance-linked securities (ILS), in light of the poten [...]
The magnitude 5.3 shallow earthquake that struck the Osaka region a week ago, is now reported to have caused damage to at least 6,750 structures in the local area, while an estimate from the USGS give [...]
The city of Shanghai in China is once again targeting catastrophe bonds as a new offering for its local insurance and reinsurance market, as insurance-linked securities (ILS) remain a risk transfer to [...]
The London exchange listed Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategy has stopped making any new investments pending a vote to decide whether it should b [...]
2017 was a record-breaking year for ILS—and Bermuda again led from the front in terms of being both the domicile of choice for the special […]READ MORE
Bernina Re Ltd. has been established and launched by the Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd. team as a new reinsurance company, with the goal […]READ MORE
Bermuda will have an InsurTech regulatory sandbox regime in place by the end of July in the latest sign of the island’s commitment to having […]READ MORE
The capital markets are becoming increasingly influential in reinsurance, according to broker Aon Benfield, who recognises that the growth achieved by insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialists […]READ MORE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.