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

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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

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Nothing Happened: PCS Q3 2014 Catastrophe Bond Report

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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Reports

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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PwC’s Reinsurance 2020: Take control of your destiny

Reinsurers with undifferentiated `me too’ strategies could be squeezed out of the market. Which business models will be viable in five years’ time and what steps do you need to take to position your business out in front? Reinsurers are facing a threat to their relevance. Mid-sized generalists could be […]
Source: PwC Bermuda

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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 […]
Source: Insurance Linked

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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.

IN THE NEWS

Continued weakening and expansion of reinsurance renewal contract terms and conditions are a dangerous trend, according to RenaissanceRe’s CEO Kevin O’Donnell, as they reduce overall deal economics an [...] READ MORE

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 23rd November 2014, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing  su [...] READ MORE

In a testimony delivered to the United States House of Representatives, NAMIC suggested that the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program would benefit from transferring risk to the private sector throug [...] READ MORE

A significant number of pension funds show an increased appetite for investment risk and alternative asset classes, according to State Street, which could result in more allocations to insurance-linke [...] READ MORE

Aon Insurance Managers, the insurance and reinsurance broker’s unit that provides management and administration services for insurance, reinsurance, ILS and captive vehicles and structures, is working [...] READ MORE

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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Retail Investors – the third wave

A new type of investor – the retail investor – is rapidly becoming a major force in the capitalisation of the reinsurance industrySince 2005 there […]

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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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