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ILS Bermuda announces internship programme and education initiatives with the Bermuda College


Since 2017, ILS Bermuda have partnered with the Bermuda College as part of an education initiative to provide educational and work experience opportunities for College […]

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Reinsurance capital raises could reach $22bn in 2020: Willis Re


Improved reinsurance market pricing is attracting significant sums of capital, with the latest estimate from broker Willis Re being that $19 billion has already been […]

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Rate rises + tighter terms + dislocation + quality cedes = higher ILS return potential


Insurance-linked securities (ILS) market return potential is on the rise and in some cases the portfolios constructed, or added to, at the January 1st 2021 […]

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Bermuda at forefront of global reinsurance capital raising: Wightman, PwC


The Bermuda market is intrinsically involved in much of the successful capital raising going on in the global reinsurance sector, with the Class of 2020 […]

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Catastrophe bonds & related ILS issuance hits record at $14.24bn in 2020


Catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance has already reached a new annual record in 2020, exceeding $14 billion for the very first time, […]

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ILS market performance through pandemic to drive public sector interest


The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has performed admirably through the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating that the capital markets remained largely open for transfers of risk and […]

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ESG fund assets forecast for explosive growth, a huge ILS opportunity


The rapid growth of ESG (environmental, social, governance) appropriate investment products is set to create a “paradigm shift” in investment markets, which could lead to […]

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Convergence 2020 capitalises on digital event with record overseas attendance


ILS Bermuda turned a problem into an advantage with its Convergence 2020 conference, using the need to host its first digital event as an opportunity […]

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Academics call on re/insurers to abandon cat models relying on historical data: Convergence 2020


A panel of academics at ILS Bermuda’s Convergence 2020 conference has slammed the re/insurance industry’s catastrophe prediction models as not fit for purpose. Cat models […]

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Convergence 2020 panelists offer advice to soothe ILS growing pains


The ILS market has reached a critical stage of its development, according to the ILS investor panel at Convergence 2020, titled: Growth Spurts & Growing […]

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Investors should push for more transparency from their ILS managers: Panel


End-investors in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector should be pushing for more transparency from their ILS managers now, aiming to level the playing-field with the […]

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ESG more than just a branding exercise in ILS, panellists explain


Whether an asset class has positive ESG (environmental, social or governance) characteristics is one of the hot topics of the investing world, so naturally a […]

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Meteorologist: climate crisis happening now


Insurers and reinsurers have been told that the climate crisis is the problem of our time, even more so than Covid-19. Marshall Shepherd, a leading […]

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ILS must face up to challenges around secondary perils and trapped capital: Convergence 2020


Panelists on the ILS Manager Panel at Convergence 2020, titled: ILS at an Inflection Point, agreed with the sentiment implied in the title of the […]

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Nephila to be Markel’s single point of entry for property CAT reinsurance


Nephila Capital is set to become the single point of entry for Markel to access property catastrophe reinsurance, as the company shutters its Markel Global […]

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Cat bonds record a strong year to June 30 2020: Aon


The 12 months to June 30 2020 saw a strong return to growth in the cat bond market, according to Aon, after a below average […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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