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Alternative capital up, traditional down, as reinsurer profits shrink again

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Red Cross making volcano cat bond progress

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CCRIF signs MOU on parametric Caribbean fisheries & aquaculture insurance

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Mortgage insurance-linked securities market primed for growth

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Alternative capital up, traditional down, as reinsurer profits shrink again

Alternative reinsurance capital’s continued growth through 2018, as well as the slight shrinking of traditional reinsurer capital have been confirmed in a report out today, […]
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Red Cross making volcano cat bond progress

The Danish Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies are making progress with their first ever catastrophe bond transaction, revealing a […]
Source: Artemis.bm

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CCRIF signs MOU on parametric Caribbean fisheries & aquaculture insurance

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to finalise […]
Source: Artemis.bm

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Mortgage insurance-linked securities market primed for growth

The mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) or insurance-linked note market is primed for expansion, as more of the U.S. private mortgage insurers look to leverage the […]
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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.

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

The U.S. east coast is expected to see an about average level of storm activity during the coming 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, but the Gulf of Mexico could differ, with above average activity forec [...]

Horseshoe Group has appointed employee Fred LeMoine to the role of Head of Insurance Management, succeeding one of the original co-founders of the firm, Nigel Godfrey, who is set to retire. With the a [...]

Florida headquartered primary insurer Universal Insurance Holdings has signalled that it expects to achieve high single digit rate increases in some parts of Florida, boding well for the reinsurance m [...]

Meaningful reform could be on the way for the Florida insurance market, as a bill designed to reform the age-old practice of assignment of benefits (AOB) passed the Senate vote yesterday. Having passe [...]

AXIS Capital has continued to expand its use of third-party capital within its business, ceding an increased amount of premiums to insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors and other strategic capit [...]

Alternative capital up, traditional down, as reinsurer profits shrink again

Alternative reinsurance capital’s continued growth through 2018, as well as the slight shrinking of traditional reinsurer capital have been confirmed in a report out today, […]

READ MORE

Red Cross making volcano cat bond progress

The Danish Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies are making progress with their first ever catastrophe bond transaction, revealing a […]

READ MORE

CCRIF signs MOU on parametric Caribbean fisheries & aquaculture insurance

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to finalise […]

READ MORE

Mortgage insurance-linked securities market primed for growth

The mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) or insurance-linked note market is primed for expansion, as more of the U.S. private mortgage insurers look to leverage the […]

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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