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2018 a good time to enter ILS, or increase allocations: Mercer’s Howie


Insurance-linked securities (ILS) remain an attractive and diversifying asset class, and with returns now expected to be higher following 2017 catastrophe events and the subsequent […]

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Re/insurers face challenges as they spend their way into the future


Insurance and reinsurance companies face a conundrum. Driven by their need to modernise, innovate, digitalise and generally shift towards technology driven risk transfer business models, […]

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Another five charts


‘Five charts‘ and ‘five more charts‘ were two of the most read articles on InsuranceLinked so in the spirit of democracy and imaginative titles, here […]

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ILS offered “more competitive terms” than traditional reinsurance: Generali


Insurance giant Generali Group said in its annual report that while it has historically preferred protection from traditional reinsurance sources, in some cases it has […]

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Essent nears $360m Radnor Re 2018-1 mortgage ILS issuance


According to Artemis’ sources, mortgage insurance firm Essent Guaranty is nearing completion of a first mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction, as it seeks capital markets […]

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Resilience of ILS & cat bond market evident in 2017: SIFMA


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond market, as well as wider alternative reinsurance capital structures, proved themselves resilient in 2017 positioning them for further […]

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FEMA planning mid-year NFIP reinsurance placement, exploring ILS options


The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is planning for a potential mid-year 2018 reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and is […]

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ILS an important, enabling part of our business: Blerina Essen, myLotto24


Following the successful completion of its latest, more flexible insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction, myLotto24 Limited’s Managing Director, Blerina Essen, discussed with Artemis the company’s participation […]

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SPI’s and ILS drive 2017 re/insurance registrations in Bermuda


Special purpose insurance (SPI) vehicle registrations in Bermuda rose by 41% year-on-year in 2017, as insurance-linked securities (ILS) related activity drove the number of insurance […]

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Bermuda greenlights 24 SPI licenses in 2017


The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) has revealed that 24 new licenses for special purpose insurers (SPI) were approved in 2017 – seven more than […]

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