News
ILS News

Cyber reinsurers need ILS, ILS needs cyber reinsurers


As reinsurers grapple with the opportunities and challenges presented by cyber risk, ILS could provide at least some of the solutions. Tom Johansmeyer, head of […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Equity capital won’t temper rates: Leadenhall CEO Albertini


The fact that it is primarily private equity capital looking to replenish the reinsurance industry’s coffers is unlikely to dampen the effects of rate hardening […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

ILS Announces Convergence Keynote Speakers


ILS [Bermuda] Ltd. announced that Dr. Marshall Shepherd, Dr. Parag Khanna, and Dr. Shalini Vajjhala will be the keynote speakers for the Bermuda Convergence 2020 […]

READ MORE
ILS News

Entropics targets raising new institutional ILS fund with sustainability focus


Entropics Asset Management AB, the Swedish manager of a catastrophe bond fund, is planning to raise a new institutional investment fund strategy focused on resilience […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Hurricane Laura to cause insured onshore property losses of up to $8 billion: AIR Worldwide


Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide expects Hurricane Laura to cause industry insured losses to onshore property of between $4 billion and $8 billion, resulting […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

How coronavirus is affecting insurance linked security investments


ILS weathered the Global Financial Crisis and is likely to continue be an attractive asset class going forward, says Nikki Hall-Jones, Director of Investments at Willis Towers Watson […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Unique features of ILS foster inherent ESG qualities: Synpulse’s Roder


As sustainable investing continues to gain traction across the financial world, the inherent ESG qualities of insurance-linked securities (ILS) provides a unique opportunity for investors, […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

BMA highlights importance of reciprocal jurisdiction status with NAIC


The Bermuda Monetary Authority’s (BMA) success in earning reciprocal jurisdiction status with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners represented a key achievement for the regulator […]

READ MORE
Uncategorized
News
ILS News

Convergence 2020 – A Virtual Experience


Due to the unprecedented and unpredictable COVID-19 pandemic crisis, ILS Bermuda’s annual Convergence 2020 event scheduled for October 6 – 8, 2020 will be a virtual event. ILS Bermuda is […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Insurers show resilience in BMA-PRA stress tests


Insurers have displayed good resilience in a stress test conducted by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) and the UK’s Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). Reinsurance coverage […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Germany considers cat bonds to support pandemic risk fund: Reports


The insurance and reinsurance industry in Germany has reportedly come together to discuss and strategise the launching of a EUR 10 billion pandemic risk fund, […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Markets Work: How Bermuda Stock Exchange Is Navigating COVID-19


Nasdaq is committed to the resiliency of the global market ecosystem during this time of unprecedented change in our industry. Our Market Technology community, which includes market infrastructure […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

London’s ILS development hampered by bureaucracy: London Matters report


London’s efforts to develop a market for insurance-linked securities (ILS) has been “hampered by bureaucracy” according to a new report from the market-wide body that […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Covid-19 pandemic “showcased” value of cat bonds to investors: S&P


Catastrophe bonds are expected to face increasing investor demand over the coming months, as during the Covid-19 pandemic these instruments have “showcased” their benefits to […]

READ MORE
ILS News

OFFSHORE BUSINESS UPDATE: BERMUDA


In this update, we will provide a rolling overview of how the authorities in Bermuda are continuing to respond to the evolving global COVID 19 […]

READ MORE
ILS News

Catastrophe bond & related ILS issuance hits $6.1bn already in 2020


Catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) market activity remains buoyant despite the impacts seen from the Covid-19 pandemic, with primary issuance already reaching $6.1 […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Insurance-linked securities largely immune to Covid-19: Lohmann, Schroders


Insurance-linked securities (ILS) have once again demonstrated their lack of correlation to global financial markets in proving themselves “largely immune” to Covid-19 related volatility, Dirk […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

COLLATERALISED INSURER CLASS LETS ILS FUNDS TARGET BROADER CEDENT BASE


First Published in Artemis, April 2020 Bermuda’s latest addition to its insurance-linked securities (ILS) offering is the much discussed Collateralised Insurer classification of company, which […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

WHY THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SECONDARY MARKET WILL TRANSFORM ILS


First Published in Bermuda:Re+ILS, April 2020 The ILS market has become an increasingly important feature in the risk transfer landscape in recent years, and is […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Challenges and opportunities for Bermuda


The Bermuda Insurance Regulatory Sandbox and other initiatives are helping to nurture some significant insurtech developments on the Island. Bermuda:Re+ILS explores what needs to happen […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Investors look to less correlated alternatives. Bodes well for ILS: Eaton Partners


Institutional investors are generally looking to stick with their private market allocations, despite the dislocation caused to financial markets by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, with […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

European windstorm insured exposures rise 4.1% to €60 trillion in 2019


European windstorm exposures, as measured by insured property values, have risen to almost €60 trillion in 2019, an increase of 4.1% on the prior year […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Op Ed: Risk & Reward: Stepping Stones to Recovery


Hamilton, Bermuda, April 26, 2020—Bermuda’s Premier David Burt, Cabinet Ministers, career government leaders and other public and private-sector executives have done a tremendous job of […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

No coronavirus contagion for the catastrophe bond market: Seo


It’s business as usual in the catastrophe bond market despite the global crisis of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, according to John Seo, Co-Founder and Managing […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Amundi Pioneer sees investor demand for “structurally uncorrelated” ILS


Despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic through recent weeks, Amundi Pioneer Investment Management’s ILS team have been seeing continued demand for the insurance-linked securities […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

$500bn Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA) reinsurance program in the works


Draft legislation to form a U.S. Federal government backed reinsurance program for pandemic insurance claims is under discussion in the halls of power, with a […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Hurricane forecasts for 2020 point to above average season


Hurricane forecasts for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season so far point to an above average year of activity ahead, with the early forecasts suggesting meteorological similarities with […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

ILS and the effects of the COVID-19 crisis


The impact of the COVID-19 virus on the global economy has been profound. Greg Wojciechowski of the Bermuda Stock Exchange and the ILS Bermuda Thought […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

ESG a prerequisite for the future of ILS: Plenum’s Dirk Schmelzer


Dirk Schmelzer of Plenum Investments AG has urged insurance-linked securities (ILS) market participants to realise that ESG is not just an opportunity, but an essential […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

Resilience and sustainability goals drive interest in ILS


Collaboration between insurance and capital markets will promote innovative solutions for today’s big challenges, including that of climate change, says Greg Wojciechowski of the Bermuda […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

New ILS funds will be impressive in size: Adderley, Appleby


As insurance and reinsurance linked investing remains popular among investors and an attractive source of protection to cedents, new insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds are still […]

READ MORE
News
ILS News

PIMCO cites cat bonds as ESG asset for new multi-strat funds


Investment management giant PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company LLC) believes catastrophe bonds can be an ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) appropriate investment, adding them […]

READ MORE

IN THE KNOW

Sign up for the latest ILS Bermuda news and alerts

SOCIAL CHANNELS

Join the conversation on our social media channels below: