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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
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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The inherent efficiency of an insurance-linked securities (ILS) placement reduces the ability of one or two large players to dictate price and terms, something that can be evident in syndicated tradit [...]
The worsening outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo may be considered an eligible event under the terms of the Class B pandemic swaps and pandemic catastrophe bonds that were [...]
The London-listed Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund, the stock exchange listed insurance and reinsurance linked investment strategy run by Blue Capital Management, a division of global re/insurer S [...]
Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment fund manager Twelve Capital Management has completed its sixteenth private catastrophe bond transaction in the Dodeka series, with a $2 [...]
U.S. primary insurer Frontline Insurance, which has a significant coastal focus within its portfolio, is to tap the capital markets as a source of reinsurance through its first catastrophe bond issue, [...]
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 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
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
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
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.