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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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$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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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