Go to any city in the world, and look for the grandest or most iconic modern building there. Chances are it’s owned by an insurance company. And why is that? Because insurance is big business. In a world fraught with uncertainty and insecurity, insurance is the hedge against those unknowns. […]READ MORE
Every year, the reinsurance conference in Monte Carlo is accompanied by market analysis from key industry observers that sets the agenda for the next year. Here […]
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Interest from small and mid-sized cedants in the use of ILS as a risk transfer mechanism is growing fast and several platforms are now able […]
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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.
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.
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.
An unparalleled opportunity for exposure across global insurance, reinsurance, investment companies, regulators and professional service partners. Request further information here.
The suggestion that insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors will flee from the reinsurance market, after a large industry loss or as soon as interest rates rise, is an ‘overly simplistic’ view on [...] READ MORE
2014 continues to look capable of breaking records for catastrophe bond issuance, with this year still up on the last helped by an increased focus on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets’ swe [...] READ MORE
Earthquake insurance penetration in Turkey has risen strongly since the imposition of a law which made having a policy mandatory and has now reached 37%, according to data from the Turkish Insurance A [...] READ MORE
Entropics Asset Management AB, the first insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond fund manager based in Scandinavia, has licensed AIR Worldwide’s CATRADER software for portfolio manageme [...] READ MORE
AZ Athenaum, a joint venture established in 2013 between Italian asset manager Azimut Holding SpA and Singaporean fund manager Athenaeum, is set to bring a UCITS compatible catastrophe bond fund to in [...] READ MORE
Every year, the reinsurance conference in Monte Carlo is accompanied by market analysis from key industry observers that sets the agenda for the next year. Here […]READ MORE
Interest from small and mid-sized cedants in the use of ILS as a risk transfer mechanism is growing fast and several platforms are now able […]READ MORE
Innovation and adaptation are two key traits of global reinsurance firms that will succeed in remaining relevant as they navigate what will eventually result in […]READ MORE
The amount of alternative capital in the reinsurance marketplace increased by 18% to reach $59 billion in the first-half of 2014, according to Aon Benfield, […]READ MORE
In this Podcast, we sit with Jason Carne, Head of ILS, to discuss Insurance Linked Securities and its impact on the traditional market.
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.
A cat bond is a bond with an embedded option.
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.
This is the summary of The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities (The Wiley Finance Series) by Pauline Barrieu, Luca Albertinini.
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.