Bermuda set to recapture greater share of offshore fund industry


Bermuda is the quintessential Anglo-American blue-chip jurisdiction, both culturally and geographically. As an interface between the US and Europe, through its diversified service provider industry […]

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UK re/insurance market welcomes government’s draft ILS regulations


The UK Government has now published its draft regulations for the facilitation of insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, with the goal of establishing London as an […]

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Convergence 2016

Futurist: disruption top threat, not cyber


Re-cap on ILS Convergence 2016 Keynote, Pablos Holman: Changing world: Pablos Holman, a futurist, inventor and hacker, shared insights into the world of hacking, and […]

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ILS News
Press Releases

ILS Bermuda Announces Record Attendance at Bermuda Convergence 2016


On November 9 – 10, close to 340 attendees from 13 different countries arrived at the Hamilton Princess for Bermuda Convergence 2016 – a networking event covering the alternative reinsurance, […]

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ILS News

Cat funds provide bulk of ILS capacity in 2016, geography varies: Aon


Dedicated catastrophe funds and institutions continue to provide the majority of capacity to the ILS space while hedge funds have also increased their market share […]

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Panel Speakers
Industry Panel 7 - 2016

Keith Moore


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Distribution Innovation and CyberPolicy.com Biography: Keith Moore is the CEO of San Francisco based CyberPolicy and CoverHound, an insurance technology leader in personal and commercial line P&C […]

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Innovative ILS can address “critical protection gap” – ILS Bermuda leaders


The evolution of the convergence space continues to influence the global insurance and reinsurance industry and this is only the beginning of the market’s transformation, which, along with traditional forms […]

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Industry Panel 6 - 2016

Jessica Schuler


Bermuda Short Topic: Innovation in Casualty Cat Modeling – promising future for ILS Biography: Jessica Schuler is Director of Client Services & Senior Actuary at Praedicat. Jessica collaborates with Praedicat’s […]

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Industry Panel 6 - 2016

Kathleen Faries


Moderator: Technology Panel Kathleen Faries is Head of Bermuda for Tokio Millennium Re AG, Bermuda Branch. Kathleen joined Tokio Millennium Re (TMR) in December 2007. Prior to her current position, […]

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Industry Panel 6 - 2016

Stelian Dragan


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Use of Sidecar Structure for Reinsurance of Pension Liabilities The brief presentation explores the potential role of the side car structure in the reinsurance of long-term liabilities. […]

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Industry Panel 6 - 2016

Eveline Takken-Somers


Panelist: Investor Panel What’s Up? – Leading Investors’ View of the Insurance Risk Markets Our panel of active investors in the Insurance markets discuss their views on current issues in […]

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Industry Panel 6 - 2016

Tim Tetlow


Moderator for Hurricane Q&A Panel Tim Tetlow is a Partner at Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. and Chief Operating Officer of HSCM Bermuda with primary responsibilities in the Re/Insurance Fund. […]

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ILS News

Markets should focus on collaboration to grow ILS footprint


A recent article in a leading insurance publication suggested that Bermuda had stolen the ILS market from other domiciles, in this case London. But that’s […]

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ILS News
Press Releases

ILS Bermuda: ‘Collaboration and innovation will grow the global ILS market’


ILS Bermuda: ‘Collaboration and innovation will grow the global ILS market’ BSX listings reach 159 securities with market capitalization of $19.2billion Within the last decade, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) […]

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Panel Speakers
Industry Panel 5 - 2016

Darren Bailey


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Corporate Catastrophe Bonds – Winners? Recent experience has shown a growing acceptance of ILS products by corporations, opting for fronted and parametric solutions for their inaugural issuance. […]

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Industry Panel 5 - 2016

Todd Bault


Bermuda Shorts Topic: TBC Blockchain Foresight and Disruptive Innovation in the Financial Services Industry (Co-Presenting with Tim Grant) During this panel, we will explain why we believe there is little […]

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Industry Panel 5 - 2016

Tim Grant


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Blockchain Foresight and Disruptive Innovation in the Financial Services Industry (Co-Presenting with Todd Bault) During this panel, we will explain why we believe there is little value […]

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Industry Panel 5 - 2016

Polsak Tothong


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Earthquake Aftershock Risk:  Considerations in Risk Modeling (Co-Presenting with Andrew Dhesi) Following a relatively large earthquake event, there is a need to understand the heightened seismic risks […]

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Industry Panel 5 - 2016

Andrew Dhesi


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Earthquake Aftershock Risk:  Considerations in Risk Modeling (Co-Presenting with Polsak Tothong) Following a relatively large earthquake event, there is a need to understand the heightened seismic risks […]

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Industry Panel 4 - 2016

Philipp Kusche


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Evolving market dynamics, the changing landscape for reinsurers and the increasing use of institutional investor capital. The key to deploy any form of risk capital in our […]

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Industry Panel 4 - 2016

Nathaniel Nussbaum


Bermuda Shorts Topic: ILS investors, elevated hurricane rate sets, and why a change may be on the horizon Elevated hurricane rates were widely adopted in the traditional reinsurance and ILS […]

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Industry Panel 4 - 2016

Michael Hamer


Moderator: Investor Panel What’s Up? – Leading Investors’ View of the Insurance Risk Markets Our panel of active investors in the Insurance markets discuss their views on current issues in […]

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Industry Panel 4 - 2016

Craig Dandurand


Panelist: Investor Panel What’s Up? – Leading Investors’ View of the Insurance Risk Markets Our panel of active investors in the Insurance markets discuss their views on current issues in […]

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Industry Panel 4 - 2016

Antoine de Sarrau


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Operational Risk Catastrophe Bond (co-presenting with Jonathan Young) Credit Suisse brought to market the first insurance linked securities to cede operational risks to third party investors via Operational […]

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Panel Speakers
Industry Panel 3 - 2016

Jonathan Young


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Operational Risk Catastrophe Bond (co-presenting with Antoine de Sarrau) Credit Suisse brought to market the first insurance linked securities to cede operational risks to third party investors via […]

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ILS News

World Bank looks to cat bonds for other kinds of risk


The World Bank has been helping countries to access the capital markets for catastrophe insurance and disaster risk transfer for over a decade, but now […]

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ILS News

Qatar Re opens branch in Singapore


Bermudian-based Qatar Re has been granted a licence to operate a branch office in Singapore. The company, which is headquartered in Hamilton, also has branch […]

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ILS News

ILS can increase efficiencies & reduce costs for reinsurers: Aon


Being able to successfully attract and deploy alternative reinsurance capital can provide reinsurers with some potentially invaluable cost reductions and broader market efficiencies, according to […]

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Keynote Speakers

Steve Britton


Steve is Managing Director, Global ILS Management, of Aon Captive & Insurance Management (ACIM). Based in Bermuda, Steve is responsible for overseeing Aon’s global ILS insurance management operations which provide […]

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Alternative capital continues to grow. Bermuda continues to be the domicile of choice.


Insurance-Linked Securities Alternative Markets Find Growth Through Innovation September 2016 Click Here to view this report

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Big ILS funds actively raise capital, collateralised Re focus grows: Aon


The largest insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers are actively raising capital at this time, which increasingly will be diverted to collateralised reinsurance as focus on […]

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ILS News

Bermuda: a safe harbour – Bermuda’s role is the risk transfer world


  Having weathered competitive and recessionary challenges, Bermuda is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Turbulence and uncertainty in other global hubs are making the industry’s […]

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Press Releases

ILS Bermuda announces Industry Keynote Speaker for Convergence 2016 – V.J. Dowling


ILS Bermuda announces Industry Keynote Speaker for Convergence 2016 – V.J. Dowling Hamilton, Bermuda – ILS (Bermuda) Ltd., organisers of Bermuda Convergence 2016 today announced one of the event’s two […]

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Keynote Speakers 2016

Vincent J Dowling Jr. (V.J.)


Topic:  The future of reinsurance companies in face of capital market competition and technological innovation. Biography: Mr. Dowling co-founded Dowling & Partners in January 1990 and currently serves as Managing […]

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ILS News

ILS a “bright light in an otherwise murky market” – Brent Slade, Horseshoe


Brent Slade, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ILS and reinsurance management, servicing, transformation and fronting specialist Horseshoe Group, has underlined innovation in the insurance-linked securities […]

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ILS News

Reinsurance is on the edge of profitability


Reinsurance firms are on the edge of profitability, with combined ratios rising and an expectation that even an average year of catastrophe losses could tip […]

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Brexit could result in London losing re/insurance business: Fitch


The fallout from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, or Brexit as it’s more commonly known, could result in lost business for the […]

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ILS News

ILS market top opportunities & concerns revealed in BDA survey


The evolving insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector continues to present both challenges and opportunities for participants, with respondents to a recent ILS survey highlighting competition as […]

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ILS News

Straight in at number 1, catastrophe bonds top the charts


Catastrophe bonds may not be for everyone. They’re sophisticated assets and lower returns have reduced their attractiveness for some, of late. But the ability of […]

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ILS News

ILS industry generates 400 jobs in Bermuda in 2015: new BDA economic impact study of convergence sector


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ILS industry generates 400 jobs in Bermuda in 2015: new BDA economic impact study of convergence sector Hamilton, Bermuda, July 20, 2016—Bermuda’s […]

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Asia shows significant interest in ILS, market set for steady expansion


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector and the use of capital market capacity within Asian insurance and reinsurance is set to increase steadily, according to speakers […]

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Industry Keynote


Our industry keynote will be announced in the coming weeks.

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ILS News

Does Size Matter? PCS® Q2 2016 Catastrophe Bond Report


OVERVIEW In some ways, 2016 has felt like a parallel catastrophe bond universe. Since we first issued the PCS® Catastrophe Bond Report four years ago, […]

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Keynote Speakers 2016

Pablos Holman


How technology and innovation will shape our future.    Biography: A futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker with a unique view into breaking and building new technologies, Pablos works on invention and design […]

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ILS News

Convergence of capital markets and reinsurance only just begun


Around twenty years into the convergence of reinsurance and capital markets there is a feeling that the trend is still in its infancy, with the […]

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ILS News

Post-Brexit uncertainty for re/insurance, low correlation highlighted


As the world digests the ramifications of the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union, the equity analysts are assessing the potential impact to […]

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ILS News

No immediate Brexit hit to ILS market, but structural issues to consider


So, overnight the United Kingdom population has voted in favour of leaving the European Union, in what is to many a surprising result that presents […]

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ILS News

ILS: Bermuda as the jurisdiction of choice


Bermuda has overtaken the Cayman Islands as the domicile of choice for insurance-linked securities (ILS), according to the October 2015 Willis Capital Markets & Advisory […]

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Catastrophe bonds a vital part of insurers “financial tapestry” – John Doak


The Commissioner of the Oklahoma Insurance Department, John Doak, has underlined the important role catastrophe bonds play in the “financial tapestry” of insurers. A view […]

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Convergence 2016

ILS Bermuda Announces Registration Opens for Convergence 2016 and New Venue


ILS Bermuda Announces Registration Opens for Convergence 2016 and New Venue Hamilton, Bermuda – Bermuda Convergence 2016 will be held November 9 -10 at the Hamilton Princess,Bermuda, in the newly […]

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ILS News

Collateralised reinsurance & ILS could hit $160bn by 2020: LGT’s Stahel


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance market could more than double in size by 2020, growing from the roughly $70 billion of capacity it […]

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ILS News

World Bank launches pandemic risk market, backed by cat bonds


The World Bank has launched the “first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk”, the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), which is designed to rapidly disburse capital […]

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ILS News

Hurricane drought? Not so fast. Bermuda-based research says it’s a climatological myth


BERMUDA — Forgive Bermudians for questioning the existence of a hurricane drought. In 2014, Hurricane Fay lashed the island and its white roofs with 80 […]

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Panel Speakers
Industry Panel 3 - 2016

Matthew Ball


Bermuda Shorts Topic: New Year’s Eve Earthquake: An ILS Fund Stress Test (Co-Presenting with David Third) Exploring the operational, valuation and liquidity issues around a potential worst case scenario for […]

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Industry Panel 3 - 2016

David Third


Bermuda Shorts Topic: New Year’s Eve Earthquake: An ILS Fund Stress Test (Co-Presenting with Matthew Ball) Exploring the operational, valuation and liquidity issues around a potential worst case scenario for […]

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Industry Panel 3 - 2016

Emmanuel Modu


Bermuda Shorts Topic: A Framework for Fund Issuer Credit Ratings As more ILS funds take on longer-dated obligations, credit risk has become an important issue for their counterparties. This presentation […]

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Industry Panel 3 - 2016

John McIlwaine


Bermuda Shorts Topic: New Analytics for Assessment and Transfer of Cyber Risk Cyber risk is rarely out of the news with a slew of high-profile data breaches reported at a […]

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Industry Panel 2 - 2016

Brock Stephens


Panelist: Investor Panel What’s Up? – Leading Investors’ View of the Insurance Risk Markets Our panel of active investors in the Insurance markets discuss their views on current issues in […]

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Industry Panel 2 - 2016

Tom Johansmeyer


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Original Risk: Growing the Global Reinsurance Market Times are tough. Abundant capital leads to pressure on rates at every link in the risk and capital supply chain. […]

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Industry Panel 2 - 2016

Suz Tolwinski-Ward


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Long-term view of risk: A validation exercise After tremendous losses from consecutive hurricane seasons in 2004 and 2005—seasons that saw the likes of Charley, Jeanne, Katrina, and […]

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Industry Panel 2 - 2016

Lorenzo Volpi


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Opportunities from Change The implementation of Solvency II in Europe is changing the landscape of life insurance. This wave regulatory change provides opportunities for those at the […]

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Industry Panel 2 - 2016

Dr. Mark Guishard


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Rocks, Mud and Supercomputers – Novel Approaches to Hurricane Risk Research.     Dr. Mark Guishard of the Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences will […]

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Industry Panel 1 - 2016

Dr. Matthew Swann


Bermuda Shorts Topic: An overview of reinsurance market sensitivity to catastrophe losses. Reinsurance penetration differs by territory.  Some local markets retain significant catastrophe exposure within the insurance sector, while others […]

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Panel Speakers
Industry Panel 1 - 2016

Weston Tompkins


Bermuda Shorts Topic: What do US institutional investors want from ILS?  Weston Tompkins shares his insight with us on how the institutional investment process works.  His talk will discuss where […]

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Panel Speakers
Industry Panel 1 - 2016

Aaron Koch


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Locked Collateral – How Much is it Costing You? In the alternative capital market, most reinsurance contracts and insurance-linked securities are fully collateralized to the contract limit. […]

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Panel Speakers
Industry Panel 1 - 2016

Tom Sabbatelli


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Response of the RMS Medium-Term Rate to the 2014-2016 Atlantic Hurricane Seasons What will be the state of the Atlantic over the next five years? What does that […]

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Industry Panel 1 - 2016

Jeffrey S. Gall


Bermuda Shorts Topic: Understanding Key Differences in the Vendor Coastal Flood Models US flood losses comprise a significant percentage of total US insured losses over the last 15 years.   As such, […]

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ILS News

Original Risk – Cats, Boxes, and a Taste for Offshore Energy


Offshore energy could become a large source of original risk. And the reinsurance industry needs growth opportunities. But before taking that next bite, the industry […]

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Keynote Speakers

Jo Stanton


Jo Stanton is Chief Financial Officer of AlphaCat Managers Ltd, a subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd which seeks investment opportunities in the insurance linked securities and reinsurance markets. She assumed […]

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ILS News

ILS growth underlines Bermuda’s role as the World’s Risk Capital


Greg Wojciechowski, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange, examines the growing acceptance of ILS by the capital markets and the role that exchanges […]

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Regulatory advances create reinsurance & ILS opportunities in Asia


Advances with insurance and reinsurance regulatory frameworks in China and India are reforming both countries’ reinsurance markets, a move that could provide global reinsurers and […]

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Keynote Speakers

Paul Larrett


Paul has been based in our Bermuda office since its opening in May 2014 and is responsible for sourcing and underwriting insurance, reinsurance and retrocession transactions emanating from the U.S. […]

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ILS News

ISO to collect terror event data, help develop terrorism ILS solutions


ISO, a division of Verisk Analytics is working to assist the development of improved terrorism insurance solutions, by collecting, aggregating and analysing data on global […]

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ILS News

Alternative reinsurance capital grew 12% to $72bn in 2015: Aon


Total global reinsurance capacity declined by 2% last year, standing at $565 billion at December 31st 2015. However, alternative reinsurance capital continued to increase its […]

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ILS News

Important to be invested in ILS to capitalise post-event: Herde, Munich Re


Insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors need to be active with capital deployed in the ILS market both pre and post-event, so they can support cedants capacity […]

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Team effort behind Bermuda’s Solvency II joy


Six years of hard work by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, insurance industry figures and politicians have paid off with the final confirmation that Bermuda has […]

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ILS News

Hybrid balance-sheet, the future of reinsurance


Reinsurance firms operating with a hybrid balance-sheet approach to capital sources, management and funding, are the future of the industry, according to speakers at the […]

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ILS News

Call for Speakers at Convergence 2016


Do you or someone you know have a viewpoint to share with the ILS community? ILS Bermuda is calling for speakers to participate in the popular ‘Bermuda Shorts’ series at […]

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ILS News

ILS and catastrophe bonds are not sub-prime mortgages


The transparency of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market alongside comprehensive third-party models, and sector sophistication underlines its differences from sub-prime mortgages, according to Aon Securities […]

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ILS News
Convergence 2016

ILS Bermuda Announces Date for Bermuda Convergence 2016


Hamilton, Bermuda – Bermuda Convergence 2016 will be held November 9 -10, in Hamilton, Bermuda ILS Bermuda Ltd announced today. Last November, the Bermuda Convergence 2015 event was hailed a […]

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ILS News

Bermuda’s regulation enhances business opportunities: Brad Adderley


Bermuda’s mature, sophisticated regulatory environment has aided its development into a world-leading hub for reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, and according to Appleby’s Brad […]

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ILS News

An Interview with Brad Adderley, Partner at Appleby (Bermuda) Limited


Brad Adderley is a partner in the corporate department of Appleby’s Bermuda office and has been a member of the insurance team for 20 years. […]

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ILS News

Predictions for 2016: Bill Dubinsky, Head of ILS, Willis Capital Markets & Advisory


The fifth in our series of articles featuring leading figures in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance on the market as we move into 2016 features Bill Dubinsky, […]

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ILS News

ILS Bermuda Deputy Chair Kathleen Faries Named in Power 50


Kathleen Faries, Head of Bermuda – Tokio Millennium Re and ILS Bermuda’s Deputy Chairman has been named amongst Insurance Day’s Power 50. Insurance Day unveiled its Top Influencers for 2016, serving as […]

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Reinsurance disruption to continue as finance becomes modular: Oliver Wyman


The insurance and reinsurance industry should expect further disruption as financial sectors with inefficient cost structures and high capital usage face threats from new entrants, […]

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ILS News

BSX chief Wojciechowski on the future of ILS


Global Reinsurance interviews stock exchange chief How big a role has the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) played in the boom of ILS? We have about […]

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Original Risk – Tempted by Profitable Growth?


Take a Bite: New Markets, New Lines, New Opportunities With abundant capacity, declining reinsurance rates, and a general increase in competition, the global reinsurance and […]

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ILS News

Cat bond & ILS listings on Bermuda BSX pass $19.2bn at end of 2015


The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) continues to grow the volume of insurance-linked listings of catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and insurance linked investment funds on […]

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