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Bermuda to fight for title of ILS domicile of choice

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Appleby picks up award for ARC work

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A lazy summer for ILS: Artemis Q3 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report

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ILS Bermuda Unveils Keynote Speaker Erik Wahl

Convergence 2014

Appleby picks up award for ARC work

Law firm Appleby has been recognised at a UK awards ceremony for its work involving a progressive transaction to provide African Union member countries with […]
Source: The Royal Gazette

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Convergence 2014
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Bermuda to fight for title of ILS domicile of choice

Hamilton, Bermuda: January 28, 2015 – Bermuda has been the domicile of choice for 57% of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) during 2014, and the island is committed to retaining its top position for the creation, listing and servicing of the vehicles in 2015. Bermuda was an early leader in embracing […]

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Convergence 2014

Panel of industry leaders at Convergence 2014 to examine changing capitalization of the reinsurance industry

Over the last few years, a variety of new capital structures have significantly changed the dynamics of the reinsurance industry. With no sign that the rate of change is slowing, a panel led by Paul Schultz, CEO of Aon Benfield Securities, will ask - where are we heading? The panel will bring together top […]

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A lazy summer for ILS: Artemis Q3 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report

As is typical, the third-quarter saw a summer lull with the risk capital issued in new cat bonds and ILS during Q3 only hitting $364 million, according to the Artemis Deal Directory. The third-quarter, which occurs during the first three months of the U.S. hurricane season is often characterised by […]

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In its second year, this unique networking event sets itself apart from other industry events, bringing leaders together from the alternative reinsurance, convergence and insurance linked securities marketplace. Supported by the most respected organisations in the ILS sector, this two-day event seeks to attract investors and industry participants to Bermuda, the leading jurisdiction for ILS.

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Hosted at PIER 6 on Front St, this invitation-only event is distinctively different from other industry events, providing a unique platform for networking. Register now to confirm your attendance.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

This year’s keynote and industry speakers will give valuable insight into the ILS market and frank discussion on the industry’s hottest topics. Speaker announcement to follow shortly.

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

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With insurance-linked securities (ILS) and capital market participation in reinsurance expected to continue growing strongly the outlook for traditional reinsurers remains bleak, analysts at investmen [...] READ MORE

As the impacts of global warming and climate change continue to cause debate and uncertainty, the possible effect that changing weather patterns have on La Nina and El Nino events has been the researc [...] READ MORE

It may come as a bit of a surprise, but some reinsurance companies aren’t pulling back on underwriting U.S. catastrophe reinsurance business, as the margins available continue to be attractive to firm [...] READ MORE

Speedwell Weather, a provider of weather data, forecasts, analytics, software and consultancy to the weather risk management and derivatives market, has expanded its Speedwell Commodity Product to enh [...] READ MORE

Investors in the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., the London stock exchange listed retrocessional reinsurance-linked investment fund, have approved the latest return of value proposal at a g [...] READ MORE

Appleby picks up award for ARC work

Law firm Appleby has been recognised at a UK awards ceremony for its work involving a progressive transaction to provide African Union member countries with […]

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Reinsurance returns – lower and lower

The latest pricing data indicates that returns have slipped further for both the cat bond and reinsurance markets The third quarter has not been an active one for new reinsurance deals or cat […]

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Fay & Gonzalo: A Tale of Two Storms

Bermuda was hammered by two tropical cyclones in less than a week, Fay and Gonzalo. But hitting Bermuda was one of the few things the storms […]

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Cat bonds help California Earthquake Authority to offer rate reduction

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA), the publicly managed residential earthquake insurance provider, is proposing to reduce homeowners rates, as savings made due to catastrophe bonds […]

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KPMG in Bermuda: ILS and the impact on traditional markets

In this Podcast, we sit with Jason Carne, Head of ILS, to discuss Insurance Linked Securities and its impact on the traditional market.

Bermuda Hosts a Unique African Catastrophe Insurer

A new multi-country pool based in Bermuda will insure drought, weather cats and other large-scale risks that have been chronic problems in Africa. Organizers call it a "hybrid mutual" and say it was built to be moved.

Catastrophe (Cat) Bond

A cat bond is a bond with an embedded option.

Barney Schauble Nephila Capital: Investing in reinsurance and weather risk

Barney Schauble is a managing director of Bermuda based Nephila Capital, a leading investment manager specializing in the reinsurance industry investing in insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, insurance swaps, and weather derivatives.

Investing Book Summary: The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities

This is the summary of The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities (The Wiley Finance Series) by Pauline Barrieu, Luca Albertinini.

The ABCs Of Rating CAT Bonds

Insurance-linked securities, specifically catastrophe bonds, are receiving more investor attention as an attractive alternative investment. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Director Gary Martucci explains what ILS are and how we look at CAT bonds, and gives an outlook on the market.

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