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Bermuda offers managers stability and a blue-chip reputation

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News review | Monday 09 2018

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Jones & Daley Awarded Scholarships By ILS

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2018 a good time to enter ILS, or increase allocations: Mercer’s Howie

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Bermuda offers managers stability and a blue-chip reputation

Although the Cayman Islands tends to be the default option for most alternative fund managers, there is a good argument for saying that Bermuda is […]
Source: Private Equity Wire

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News review | Monday 09 2018

First quarter catastrophe bond issuance saw $3.1 billion in new capital come to market. $1.3 billion of this was for transactions covering Latin America and […]
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Jones & Daley Awarded Scholarships By ILS

ILS [Bermuda] today announced Bermuda College students Bathsheba Jones and Khaleel Daley as the recipients of ILS Bermuda Scholarships enabling them to enrol in the […]
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2018 a good time to enter ILS, or increase allocations: Mercer’s Howie

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) remain an attractive and diversifying asset class, and with returns now expected to be higher following 2017 catastrophe events and the subsequent […]
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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.

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

According to the latest official World Health Organisation (WHO) data, the spread of the recent Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has slowed and as a result the number of confirmed cases has risen much [...]

Stock exchange listed ILS and collateralized reinsurance investment strategy the Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund, suffered a -2.62% loss in March 2018, as hurricane Irma loss estimates were incre [...]

Securis Investment Partners LLP, the London-based ILS investment manager, has named long-standing employee and previous Chief Operating Officer Vegard Nilsen as the firm’s new Chief Executive Officer, [...]

Alternative reinsurance capital was once again largely responsible for the expansion of global reinsurance capacity in 2017, as insurance-linked capacity grew 17% to $88 billion by the end of the year [...]

The latest catastrophe bond from Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation looks set to follow the market trend in 2018, as the price guidance gets reduced, falling below the initial marketed [...]

Bermuda offers managers stability and a blue-chip reputation

Although the Cayman Islands tends to be the default option for most alternative fund managers, there is a good argument for saying that Bermuda is […]

READ MORE

News review | Monday 09 2018

First quarter catastrophe bond issuance saw $3.1 billion in new capital come to market. $1.3 billion of this was for transactions covering Latin America and […]

READ MORE

Jones & Daley Awarded Scholarships By ILS

ILS [Bermuda] today announced Bermuda College students Bathsheba Jones and Khaleel Daley as the recipients of ILS Bermuda Scholarships enabling them to enrol in the […]

READ MORE

2018 a good time to enter ILS, or increase allocations: Mercer’s Howie

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) remain an attractive and diversifying asset class, and with returns now expected to be higher following 2017 catastrophe events and the subsequent […]

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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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