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Alternative capital will maintain influence on pricing: Fitch


Alternative capital, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance will maintain its influence on global reinsurance pricing, as a “key driver of the magnitude of future […]

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Hurricanes could signal beginning of a new chapter for ILS: Milliman


In the future, the industry might well look back at hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria as the start of a new chapter for the alternative […]

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Third-party capital willing to reload, new capital ready to enter: Morgan Stanley


Third-party capital providers are ready and willing to reload following recent major catastrophe losses, while at the same time new capital is exploring post-event opportunities […]

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ILS market hasn’t replaced all trapped capital: Perez at ILS Bermuda’s Beyond Convergence Event


The ILS market has not yet fully replaced the capital lost or trapped as a result of this year’s hurricane events, Horseshoe Group CEO Andre […]

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ILS an influential factor when it comes to 2018 reinsurance rates: Fitch


Alternative capital and the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is going to be an influential factor when it comes to determining just how much reinsurance and […]

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“Informed” ILS investors willing to increase commitments: Noonan, Validus


Insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors are “informed” and their lack of naivety suggests an expectation of higher rates in 2018, and many investors in the space […]

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Fact vs fiction: BDA and industry respond to ICIJ reports


Hamilton, Bermuda, November 10, 2017—Reportage about hacked data from global law firm Appleby has highlighted the substantial lack of media understanding of offshore investment structures […]

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Investor interest in ILS is higher now than ever before: John Seo


Contrary to the long-held belief (in some circles) that ILS investors would flee from the market following any major catastrophe losses, the response so far […]

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January reinsurance renewals set to be extremely competitive


Reinsurance firms and ILS funds looking to make the most of any increase in rates at the forthcoming January renewal season are likely to make […]

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$9 billion of collateralised retro estimated blown or trapped


Of the $29 billion of total retrocessional reinsurance capacity tracked by broker Aon, an estimated $9 billion, or 31% is collateralised and either completely blown […]

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“Capital elasticity” – the softener of the reinsurance cycle


The entry of the capital markets and their growth into the reinsurance industry has increased the sectors “capital elasticity” resulting in a softening of the […]

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No signs of alternative capital exodus after losses: JLT Re


Following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria the reinsurance and ILS market is expecting to suffer its largest losses in years, for ILS it is without […]

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ILS Bermuda Announces Fifth Anniversary of Successful Bermuda Convergence 2017


On October 18 – 19, a record number of over 350 attendees from 12 different countries arrived at the Hamilton Princess for Bermuda Convergence 2017 – a networking event covering […]

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ILS market responding to losses test, but it’s not ‘the test’ – WTW


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry is in response-mode as a result of the aggregation of major losses in the third-quarter of this year. But while […]

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James Ferris


Panel:  P&C Run Off: A Capital Idea James leads the PwC Bermuda Advisory practice and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Financial Services Specialist of […]

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UK ILS rule delay could reduce chance of Jan renewal ILS deals


The UK rules on insurance-linked securities (ILS) were supposed to have come before the Parliament in late September, but this has been delayed by the […]

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Capital market to pay share of $25bn+ Bermudian loss from hurricanes


The Bermuda re/insurance market is expected to face a bill of somewhere around $25 billion from recent hurricane events, with the capital markets set to […]

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ILS to show it’s “an integral part of the system” after hurricanes: JLT Re


As the markets begin to take stock and readjust to the impacts of two of the most devastating hurricanes the U.S. has seen in recent […]

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Andrew Moore CPCU


Topic:  Climate Change Impact- Hurricane Flooding The top ten list of costliest North Atlantic hurricanes is littered with storms where the majority of loss is driven by flooding, many within the […]

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Chip Cunliffe


Topic:  Ocean Risk – Implications and Opportunity The oceans are changing at their fastest rate in 65m years. There is an urgent need for a greater focus on the risks that […]

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Eveline Takken-Somers


Panel Participant:  Spotlight on Investors Eveline is an Investment Director in the Credit & Insurance Linked Investments team of PGGM. She joined PGGM in 2005 and has been involved in […]

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Dr. Shree Khare


Topic:  Quantifying and Sourcing US Flood Risk In this talk we provide an overview of innovative solutions that Hiscox has developed for sourcing US flood risk.  We also discuss the modelling technology which underpins Hiscox’s approach […]

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Doug Fullam


Topic:  Mitigating Risk from Pandemics Severe outbreaks of infectious diseases could pose more of a risk to the global economy than wars or financial crises, but the world is largely unprepared […]

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Bob Forness


Panel:  P&C Run Off: A Capital Idea This session will examine why run-off is an attractive insurance exposed investment opportunity that is uncorrelated to prospective catastrophe risk. The session will help […]

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John Williams


Panel:  P&C Run Off: A Capital Idea This session will examine why run-off is an attractive insurance exposed investment opportunity that is uncorrelated to prospective catastrophe risk. The session will help […]

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David Third


Topic:  How fair is fair value? – A closer look at fair valuation for illiquid insurance-linked securities We analyse methods and techniques being developed in the collateralised reinsurance marketplace to produce […]

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Matthew Ball


Topic:  How fair is fair value? – A closer look at fair valuation for illiquid insurance-linked securities We analyse methods and techniques being developed in the collateralised reinsurance marketplace to produce […]

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Carlo Segni


Topic:  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, […]

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Samantha Medlock


Panel Participant:  ILS and Flood- From Talking to Action The impact of recent hurricanes and the unprecedented flooding will stimulate dialog around the past, present and potential future of catastrophe […]

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Leonardo Martinez-Diaz


Panel Participant:  ILS and Flood- From Talking to Action The impact of recent hurricanes and the unprecedented flooding will stimulate dialog around the past, present and potential future of catastrophe […]

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Kathleen Faries


Panel Participant:  ILS and Flood- From Talking to Action The impact of recent hurricanes and the unprecedented flooding will stimulate dialog around the past, present and potential future of catastrophe […]

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Jay Koh


Panel Participant:  ILS and Flood- From Talking to Action The impact of recent hurricanes and the unprecedented flooding will stimulate dialog around the past, present and potential future of catastrophe […]

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Dirk Lohmann


Topic:  Beyond Pandemics and Life Settlements – Opportunities for Capital Market Investors There is a lot of capital flowing into life related investment strategies. Some, such as annuity related reinsurance and […]

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Will Dove


Topic:  How tradable risk expands insurance product selection for ILS investors Extraordinary Re is the first liquid marketplace for insurance risk.  By transforming any class of insurance liabilities into tradable instruments, […]

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Dr. Mark Guishard


Topic:  The 2017 Hurricane Season – Harvey, Irma and the End of the US Major Hurricane Drought In his talk, Dr. Guishard will examine US landfalling storms in this historic 2017 season, […]

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Mark Elliot


Topic:  What advantage does a financial rating give to an ILS Manager? Exploring some of the advantages of a financial rating to an ILS manager and explore the differences between […]

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Bermuda re/insurers paid out $73bn to EU


Bermuda insurers and reinsurers have paid out almost $73 billion in claims to European Union policyholders and claimants over the past 20 years. Of the […]

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ILS Bermuda to host ‘Beyond Convergence’ event in London


For years the term alternative capital and Convergence have been used to describe the capital markets’ ever-increasing participation in the insurance industry.  Today, it is clear that the capital markets […]

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Malta exchange approved to list insurance-linked securities


The Malta Stock Exchange has been approved by its regulators to launch an Institutional Financial Securities Market (IFSM), which would enable any insurance-linked securities (ILS) […]

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ILS Bermuda announces BII ‘Career Pathways’ Scholarship and Education Initiatives


ILS (Bermuda) Ltd. (ILS Bermuda), organisers of Bermuda Convergence 2017 today announced a new education initiative that will provide scholarships for five Bermudian students to work towards an Associate in […]

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Tore Ellingsen


Topic:  Lottoland Deal: Introduction of a New Risk to the ILS Market – 7-year Review Bringing new diversifying risks to the nat cat dominated ILS market has been a constant topic […]

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Norbert Kranz


Topic:  Lottoland Deal: Introduction of a New Risk to the ILS Market – 7-year Review Bringing new diversifying risks to the nat cat dominated ILS market has been a constant […]

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Aleksandar Kovacevic


Topic:  Mathematical Modelling versus Real Data and Dynamic Pricing Audeamus Risk presents the latest developments in sourcing the Original Risk from the discipline of the Business Continuity Management and how […]

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Potential for post-event capital lock-up as ILS expands: Guy Carpenter


The need for reinsurance solutions for managing capital and earnings is as relevant as ever in today’s rapidly changing industry, but the increased use of […]

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Convergence capacity continues to grow, although pace slows: A.M. Best


The amount of convergence capacity in reinsurance, so the capital in insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, reinsurer sponsored third-party capital vehicles such as sidecars and from […]

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ILS investors reload, as ILS fund managers find post-event opportunities


Investors in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance investment funds are reloading in order to provide ILS fund managers with the necessary capacity to take […]

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ILS providing “action oriented” pandemic risk protection: Cory Anger, GC Securities


As capital markets investors become increasingly comfortable and understanding of pandemic risk, third-party reinsurance capital is having an influence at the start, during and after […]

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John Tobin


Topic:  Navigating Market Uncertainty: A comprehensive review of the short-term fixed income investment market As the economy continues to strengthen and interest rates move higher in the US, it is […]

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Mike McGavick announced as Industry Keynote Speaker for Convergence 2017


Hamilton, Bermuda – ILS (Bermuda) Ltd., organisers of Bermuda Convergence 2017 today announced that Mike McGavick, CEO of the XL Group Ltd, will be one of the event’s keynote speakers. […]

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ILS to continue expansion despite efficient traditional reinsurance: Moody’s


A recent Moody’s survey reveals that property & casualty (P&C) reinsurance buyers don’t expect to increase their use of alternative capital in 2018 in light […]

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Expect ILS sector to be larger post-event: Paul Schultz, Aon Securities


We should expect the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector and its pool of alternative reinsurance capital to be larger post-major catastrophe events, than before it. As […]

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Mike McGavick


Mike McGavick serves as CEO of XL Group ltd, which provides insurance and reinsurance risk solutions globally under the XL Catlin brand. Mike is an active participant in the industry’s […]

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Alex Korb


Topic:  ILS Valuation: Adopting best practices from the capital markets Consensus valuation has been the cornerstone of independent valuation & price verification best practices across many asset classes in the […]

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Luca Tres


Topic: Opportunity for Life Deals in the ILS Space Longevity risk is one of the key challenges our societies and the pension and insurance industries are facing. Difficult to analyse […]

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Sofia Ben El Attar


Topic:  Opportunity for Life Deals in the ILS Space Longevity risk is one of the key challenges our societies and the pension and insurance industries are facing. Difficult to analyse and […]

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New cat bond record as 12 month issuance hits $13.5bn


Data from the Artemis Deal Directory shows that catastrophe bond issuance over the 12-month period ending August 31st, 2017 reached a new market high of $13.5 billion, […]

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Bill Dubinsky


Topic:  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 […]

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Jay Jackson


Topic:  Investment in Longevity & Life Expectancy This topic aims to share intelligence on how Abacus is capitalising on the current market liquidity in longevity contracts and life settlements.  In addition, […]

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Phil Rosace


Topic:  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 […]

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Jonathan Malawer


Panel Participant:  Spotlight on Investors Jonathan Malawer joined K2 in July 2007. Outside of K2, he is a board member of the University of Maryland Smith School of Business New […]

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Mark Greisiger


Topic:  Advanced Techniques in Cyber Risk Analytics This topic will discuss the recently released results of the seventh annual NetDiligence® Cyber Claims Study and the results of the tenth annual Verizon Data Breach […]

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Lixin Zeng


Topic:  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 […]

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ILS can help to narrow the flood risk protection gap: Miller, JLT Capital Markets


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and providers of capital market backed reinsurance capacity can help with the job of narrowing the flood risk protection gap […]

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Five Charts on ILS Funds – shared by InsuranceLinked


Deteriorating market conditions have not put off investors who continue to pour money into ILS funds. The AUM of the largest ILS funds grew by $13 […]

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ILS has potential in UK longevity & backing annuity deals: Hymans Robertson


Insurance-linked securities (ILS) has potential in helping counterparties to achieve longevity risk transfer and in financing or backing large transactions for bulk annuity insurers, according […]

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Rachel Bardon


Panel Moderator:  P&C Run Off: A Capital Idea This session will examine why run-off is an attractive insurance exposed investment opportunity that is uncorrelated to prospective catastrophe risk. The session will […]

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Rick Welsh


Topic:  Cyber Convergence: The Role of ILS Capital in the Protection and Redistribution of Cybersecurity Risk Capital markets currently decry the dearth of appropriate data and modelling capabilities to enable […]

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Tom Johansmeyer


Topic:  Fast and Easy: Why Cyber ILWs Make a Difference The development of a robust global cyber insurance market requires more than sourcing and writing original risk. Insurers and reinsurers […]

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Eduard Held


Topic:  CatIQ & Perils: Win-Win-Win This topic will discuss CatIQ and PERILS partnership for Canada and the benefits for the re/insurance and ILS communities, focusing on the exploration of case studies […]

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Joel Baker


Topic: CatIQ & Perils: Win-Win-Win This topic will discuss CatIQ and PERILS partnership for Canada and the benefits for the re/insurance and ILS communities, focusing on the exploration of case […]

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Elena Nagy


Topic:  Practical Challenges in applying Fair Value Concepts to ILS With the increasing tendency of transferring insurance risks into insurance linked securities, the valuation of these risks shifts from traditional […]

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Philipp Herr


Topic:  Practical Challenges in applying Fair Value Concepts to ILS With the increasing tendency of transferring insurance risks into insurance linked securities, the valuation of these risks shifts from traditional […]

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Aaron Koch


Topic:  Analysing the Future of ILS: Independent Modelling for Non-Cat Issuances Modelling for non-cat ILS issuances has become increasingly important as the market diversifies. This session will compare non-cat actuarial […]

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ILS market will “continue to grow to new heights” – Swiss Re


Following on from the record period of insurance-linked securities (ILS) activity through the first-half of this year, with a bumper volume of new catastrophe bond risk capital […]

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“Significant expansion” in the ILS market in Q2 2017 – Paul Schultz, Aon


The insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market saw a “significant expansion” during the second-quarter of 2017, as a number of factors stimulated record levels of […]

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Thomas Deinet


Topic:  Insurance Open Protocol The Insurance Open Protocol was developed to improve the understanding of risk taking as a key area of focus for institutional investors when managing their portfolios, […]

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WTW Q2 2017 ILS Market Outlook: Barbarians at the Gate


The book Barbarians at the Gate came out in 1990 describing the $30 billion KKR leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco. The book almost as […]

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South Korean police pension allocates $30m to LGT ILS fund


According to reports, the Police Mutual Aid Association, a $2 billion pension fund for South Korean police force members, is allocating $30 million to funds […]

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Top 10 ILS managers add $4bn to assets in H1


The top 10 ILS managers lifted their assets under management (AuM) by 8 percent in the first half of 2017, taking the group’s collective capital […]

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Collateralized reinsurance drives alternative capital growth in Q1: Aon


With alternative capital deployed across insurance and reinsurance markets having grown by 6% to $86 billion from the end of 2016 to the end of Q1 2017, […]

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ILS funds move up the rankings, future growth potential clear


Generally, insurance-linked investment fund managers have moved up a ranking of alternative asset managers over the last year, as their assets under management increased propelling […]

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Ross Webber


Ross joined the BDA as CEO in 2014, having served as an Executive Committee Board Member since inception. Under his tenure, the BDA has achieved business development successes across multi-industry […]

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The Hon E. David Burt, JP, MP


David Burt, Bermuda’s youngest Premier, took office in July 19, 2017 after the island’s general election. He previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2016. Premier Burt has served […]

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ILS terms & conditions “largely converged” with traditional reinsurance: Willis Re


Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment managers and their end-investors have been working hard to increase their market share in 2017, with pricing becoming […]

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ILS listings on Bermuda BSX up by 16% in H1 2017 to $24.5 billion


The total number of insurance-linked listings of catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance sidecar notes and insurance linked investments on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) […]

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When investing in ILS, size isn’t everything, says RenRe’s Chris Parry


When selecting an insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment size isn’t everything, and despite reduced returns in the space those that invest now will be in a […]

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42% of Florida Citizens renewal is collateralized markets & ILS funds


A whopping 42% of the limit placed for Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s reinsurance renewal was sourced from collateralized markets and insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund […]

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NFIP reform bills progress, including calls for flood cat bonds


A number of bills aimed at reforming the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), in order to make it a more sustainable system and to […]

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ILS Bermuda announces Keynote Speaker for Convergence 2017 – Dan Gardner


ILS (Bermuda) Ltd., organisers of Bermuda Convergence 2017 today announced the event’s first keynote speaker, Dan Gardner – journalist, writer and consultant.  Mr. Gardner is well known for his invaluable […]

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Well known for his invaluable knowledge of business, finance, politics, international affairs and daily life, Dan lectures around the world on forecasting risk and decision-making. Co-authoring his latest bestseller, ‘Superforecasting: […]

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2017 sets new full-year cat bond record, at $9.14bn of issuance


It’s official. 2017 has now broken the record for full-year catastrophe bond issuance, with new risk capital issued so far already reaching $9.14 billion, according […]

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ILS can be a socially & environmentally responsible investment: Experts


The argument for responsible investment (RI) in insurance-linked securities (ILS) can be seen in both society, with the benefits of insurance protection, and environmental benefits, […]

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Open Protocol (OP) Insurance Working Group publishes Template for Insurance Funds


The Open Protocol (OP) Insurance Working Group has published the final version of the Open Protocol Template and Manual for Insurance Funds, following a public […]

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More pension funds invest in ILS as alternatives allocations rise: Mercer


European pension funds have been increasing their allocations to alternative investments and this looks to have been benefitting the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, with the […]

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Cat bond issuance reaches $8.15bn in 2017, market hits $29bn record


The catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security (ILS) market has reached another milestone as of the 1st June 2017, with issuance for the year now at […]

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Bermudian SPI’s recorded solid growth in latest set of BMA statistics


Data from the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) reveals that the total assets of special purpose insurers (SPI’s) licensed in the region increased to roughly $34.34 […]

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Report shows London losing reinsurance share


London is at risk of losing its global share and importance in reinsurance to places like Bermuda, a new report has warned. “London Matters — […]

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Cat bond issuance in 2017 overtakes FY 2016, market hits $28bn record


Catastrophe bond issuance in 2017 has already reached $7.14 billion, according to Artemis’ data, which means that the year’s deal volume has already overtaken the […]

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London losing ground in global reinsurance market


London’s share of the global reinsurance market is falling as rivals such as Bermuda and Singapore take more business and the British capital is also […]

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London needs ILS innovation, as reinsurance market challenged: LMG


The London market is increasingly challenged and under pressure, according to a new report from the London Market Group (LMG) and Boston Consulting, with reinsurance […]

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Bermudian SPI’s recorded solid growth in latest set of BMA statistics


Data from the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) reveals that the total assets of special purpose insurers (SPI’s) licensed in the region increased to roughly $34.34 […]

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ILS players look to InsurTech to disrupt the value chain: WTWS


As technology continues to advance and influence industries throughout the world, the risk transfer landscape seemingly has little choice but to embrace and utilise the […]

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BDA launches Bermuda Risk Directory


The Bermuda Risk Directory website (http://www.brd.bm/) offers access to the island’s brokers, as well as insurance, reinsurance, captive insurance, and insurance-linked securities sectors, connecting users to the market’s globally-respected companies. […]

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Robust start to 2017 cat bond issuance, on track for $8bn: Aon Securities


The catastrophe bond market got off to a “robust start” in 2017, with high issuance managing to outpace the maturities in the quarter, suggesting that […]

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ILS sector “firing on all cylinders” but continued innovation required: Willis


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to impress and broaden in terms of products and perils despite spread levels and margins continuing to decline, which […]

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ILS regulations to be delayed until after UK general election


The UK’s insurance-linked securities (ILS) regulations will have their publication delayed, after Prime Minister Theresa May announced a snap election this week which means Parliament […]

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Will ILS regulations offer UK re/insurance a competitive advantage?


Bringing insurance-linked securities (ILS) to London is clearly a hot topic and an important step for the regulators and facilitators in making London a modern, […]

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Capital ready for a hard market: Ursano


External capital is waiting to pour into insurance securities once a hard market arrives, according to Tony Ursano, president of reinsurance broker and ILS advisory […]

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The Effects of a Border-Adjusted Tax on Florida’s Property Insurance Market


The U.S. House of Representatives’ Tax Reform Task Force recently unveiled its “Blueprint” for comprehensive tax reform, including a proposal to make the federal corporate […]

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PCS Launches Global Marine and Energy Solution


Property Claim Services® (PCS®), a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, has launched PCS Global Marine and Energy, its first solution outside the property-catastrophe sector. The new […]

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Bermuda remains ILS world leader


Bermuda continues to be the world leader in the insurance-linked securities market — but new issuance of ILS fell for a second successive year in […]

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Pension funds continue alternatives push in 2016, positive for ILS


The world’s pension funds continued to push more deeply into alternative investments in 2016, as asset classes which offer diversification continue to prove very attractive […]

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Investors seek diversification within alternatives, positive for ILS


Large and institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurers, family offices and endowments, have increased their allocations to alternatives in 2016 and are seeking diversification […]

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Cat bonds an attractive asset for EU insurers in a Solvency II world


Investing in catastrophe bonds is viewed as an attractive investment by some primary insurance companies, with the implementation of Solvency II meaning the assets can […]

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Hong Kong targets ILS as important driver of reinsurance growth


The Hong Kong government’s Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) has said in a report that it sees insurance-linked securities (ILS) as an important driver of […]

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ILS diversification up in 2016, U.S. wind share reduced: Munich Re


Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond issuance diversification was evident throughout 2016, a year that saw the percentage of U.S. wind issuance reduce substantially from […]

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Sovereign cat bonds can help governments borrow, improve welfare


For sovereign governments, having a source of disaster risk financing and insurance provided by catastrophe bonds can help the government to borrow more on the […]

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Interest rate rise won’t reduce allocation to ILS market: Morgan Stanley


After the U.S. Federal Reserve hiked interest rates in December of 2016 analysts at Morgan Stanley have said that the move wouldn’t result in a […]

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Expect to see more innovative ILS structures in 2017: BNY Mellon


Investment management and investments services banking group BNY Mellon recently explored the prospects for global reinsurers in 2017, and the impact market dynamics could have […]

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