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Capital markets gain increasing reinsurance influence: Aon

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ILS as an asset class to offset financial market volatility: Aberdeen’s Brooks

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ILS listings on the BSX reach new high at $28 billion

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Blockchain a potential game-changer, more ILS use-cases to emerge

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Capital markets gain increasing reinsurance influence: Aon

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 […]
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ILS as an asset class to offset financial market volatility: Aberdeen’s Brooks

Mike Brooks, head of diversified multi-asset strategies at major investment manager Aberdeen Asset Management, has underlined the attractiveness of investing in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) […]
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ILS listings on the BSX reach new high at $28 billion

The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) continues to grow its amount of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) listings, with a further 44 securities with a […]
Source: Artemis.bm

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Blockchain a potential game-changer, more ILS use-cases to emerge

Blockchain is a potential game-changer for the insurance and reinsurance sector, according to Fitch Ratings, who forecast that the technology will become increasingly embedded in […]
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October 18 – 19, 2017

Now in its fifth 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 2017 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.

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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

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

IN THE NEWS

The U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a 40% chance that the 2018 hurricane season in the central Pacific sees above-normal levels of activity, with the chance [...]

Nephila Climate, the recently launched weather and climate risk focused unit of ILS and reinsurance investment giant Nephila Capital, has completed a new transaction along with its often partnering in [...]

The Panthera Re Limited Bermuda registered special purpose insurance vehicle has been revealed as belonging to TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory (TCMA) and will be used to help its clients acce [...]

Geoff Lubert, Executive Vice President (EVP), Managing Director, Willis Re Canada, recently highlighted the potential for mutual insurance companies to utilise insurance-linked securities (ILS) capaci [...]

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has successfully secured the pricing of its new Alamo Re Ltd. (Series 2018-1) multi-peril catastrophe bond at the increased target size of $400 million [...]

Capital markets gain increasing reinsurance influence: Aon

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

ILS as an asset class to offset financial market volatility: Aberdeen’s Brooks

Mike Brooks, head of diversified multi-asset strategies at major investment manager Aberdeen Asset Management, has underlined the attractiveness of investing in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) […]

READ MORE

ILS listings on the BSX reach new high at $28 billion

The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) continues to grow its amount of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) listings, with a further 44 securities with a […]

READ MORE

Blockchain a potential game-changer, more ILS use-cases to emerge

Blockchain is a potential game-changer for the insurance and reinsurance sector, according to Fitch Ratings, who forecast that the technology will become increasingly embedded in […]

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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