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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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Speakers
Industry Speakers 2017

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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Industry Speakers 2017

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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Industry Speakers 2017

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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Industry Speakers 2017

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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Industry Speakers 2017

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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Industry Speakers 2017

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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