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ILS growth to return, as longer-term investors remain committed: Aon

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Cyclical downturn in ILS capital would benefit us: Swiss Re CEO

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Lower volatility ILS funds continue to target growth, despite losses

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More discerning, less rush to commit capital – healthy ILS trends for 2019

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ILS growth to return, as longer-term investors remain committed: Aon

Longer-term investors in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked assets are expected to remain committed to the sector despite the impact of losses over the […]
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Cyclical downturn in ILS capital would benefit us: Swiss Re CEO

A cyclical downturn in the amount of alternative capacity deployed into reinsurance markets through insurance-linked securities (ILS) would benefit traditional reinsurers like Swiss Re, the […]
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Lower volatility ILS funds continue to target growth, despite losses

Lower risk and volatility insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance funds have fared surprisingly well in the face of the aggregated impact of 2017 and […]
Source: Artemis.bm

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More discerning, less rush to commit capital – healthy ILS trends for 2019

A number of trends that are emerging in the wake of the major catastrophe losses of the last two years can be considered as healthy […]
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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

ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings Ltd. (ABR Re), the total-return or investment oriented reinsurance joint-venture vehicle established by re/insurer Chubb alongside asset manager Blackrock, has hired a [...]

Markel Corporation has confirmed its commitment to insurance-linked securities (ILS), telling the Board of the exchange listed Markel CATCo managed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund that it r [...]

The loss to insurance, reinsurance and some ILS fund interests from the recent major hail storm and severe convective weather outbreak that hit the Sydney and surrounding area of Australia in December [...]

U.S. and global primary insurance firm Chubb said that it expects fourth-quarter 2018 catastrophe losses after reinsurance will cost the company $585 million before tax, with hurricane Michael and the [...]

The North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association (NCIUA) is seeking capital markets support for its reinsurance program with the issuance of a $250 million Cape Lookout Re Ltd. (Series 2019-1) ca [...]

ILS growth to return, as longer-term investors remain committed: Aon

Longer-term investors in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked assets are expected to remain committed to the sector despite the impact of losses over the […]

READ MORE

Cyclical downturn in ILS capital would benefit us: Swiss Re CEO

A cyclical downturn in the amount of alternative capacity deployed into reinsurance markets through insurance-linked securities (ILS) would benefit traditional reinsurers like Swiss Re, the […]

READ MORE

Lower volatility ILS funds continue to target growth, despite losses

Lower risk and volatility insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance funds have fared surprisingly well in the face of the aggregated impact of 2017 and […]

READ MORE

More discerning, less rush to commit capital – healthy ILS trends for 2019

A number of trends that are emerging in the wake of the major catastrophe losses of the last two years can be considered as healthy […]

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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