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Bermuda leads in ILS innovation

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Bernina Re launched as flagship reinsurer for Credit Suisse ILS team

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Investors: hybrid approach to employing ILS managers could take off

Two leading institutional investors in ILS said a hybrid approach to allocating to the sector, split between in-house and external management, could become more common […]
Source: Trading Risk

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2018 ‘the straw that has broken reinsurance camel’s back’: Willis Re

The reinsurance industry found itself in a “disciplined soft market” in the mid-year renewals, broker Willis Re said in its latest 1st View report. It […]
Source: Trading Risk

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Bermuda leads in ILS innovation

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 […]
Source: Bermuda:Re+ILS

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Bernina Re launched as flagship reinsurer for Credit Suisse ILS team

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 […]
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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.

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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

Nephila Capital, the largest investment manager of catastrophe and weather insurance-linked securities (ILS), has increased its total assets under management by roughly 11% so far this year, reaching [...]

It’s common knowledge that the Lloyd’s market has been looking seriously at how an insurance-linked security (ILS) or catastrophe bond structure could assist the market by supporting its capital and p [...]

Singapore has ambitions to become an insurance-linked securities (ILS) domicile for the Asian region or global issuers looking for an alternative, and with a special purpose reinsurance vehicle (SPRV) [...]

The estimate for insurance and reinsurance industry losses caused by extratropical cyclone, or European windstorm, Friederike (David), has been increased by another 3% to EUR 1.675 billion, which sugg [...]

Swedish catastrophe bond fund manager Entropics Asset Management AB has taken a new investment in the management company from a well-known Swedish IT entrepreneur, with Lars Irstad purchasing 9.9% of [...]

Investors: hybrid approach to employing ILS managers could take off

Two leading institutional investors in ILS said a hybrid approach to allocating to the sector, split between in-house and external management, could become more common […]

READ MORE

2018 ‘the straw that has broken reinsurance camel’s back’: Willis Re

The reinsurance industry found itself in a “disciplined soft market” in the mid-year renewals, broker Willis Re said in its latest 1st View report. It […]

READ MORE

Bermuda leads in ILS innovation

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 launched as flagship reinsurer for Credit Suisse ILS team

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 […]

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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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