Welcome to the Artemis ILS Asia 2018 post-conference report, in which we review the event and highlight some of the debates that took place on the day during Artemis’ third event in Asia.
The event took place at Singapore’s Suntec Convention Centre in Suntec City, with over 170 delegates gathering to hear leading ILS and reinsurance market participants from around the world discuss ILS in Asia.
The day was a resounding success, and attendees were treated to insightful and educational debates from ILS and reinsurance market experts positioned in varied parts of the chain, including risk modellers, brokers, investors, sponsors, and other industry service providers.
Singapore continues to move forward with plans to establish itself as the first ILS hub in Asia, and speakers highlighted the potential for Singapore to offer a range of ILS and catastrophe bond options for entities seeking risk transfer.
The event provided an overview of the development of ILS across the world, before exploring the potential for the asset class to play a meaningful role in Asia, ultimately helping to narrow the region’s protection gap.
Attendees heard how ILS already has a presence in Asia, with some of the catastrophe bond market’s most prolific sponsors being domiciled in Japan. However, broader Asian expansion has been limited, and speakers were eager to discuss the need for greater education of risk transfer, as well as increased awareness of the benefits of insurance and reinsurance-linked protection.
To end, attendees heard about the future of the ILS market both globally and in Asia, as well as where the next phase of ILS growth might come from.
Interest in ILS and collateralised forms of reinsurance capital remains strong in Asia, both on the ceding company and investor side.
This interest is certain to help ILS expand its remit in the region as a source of efficient protection and the ambitions to develop a regional ILS hub also look set to achieve success in the future as well.
Artemis ILS Asia will be back in Singapore in July 2019. We hope to see you there!
We’d like to thank all the kind speakers and sponsors of our ILS Asia 2018 event, without whom the conference would not have been possible.
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