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Innovative and client focused approach required to drive growth in ILS

Last week the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) held its annual Insurance-and-Risk-Linked Securities (IRLS) conference in New York. The annual event is one of the only conferences purely focused on the so-called convergence areas of reinsurance, covering ILS, catastrophe bonds, collateralized reinsurance instruments such as sidecars, alternative reinsurance read the full article →

Secquaero Advisors expect strong growth for securitization of risk

Swiss based boutique finance and investment house with a focus on insurance and risk linked securitization Secquaero Advisors Ltd. has been featured in a number of articles in the German press in the last week or so. The articles demonstrate the increasing interest in insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond investment read the full article →

Would innovation in issuance make the cost of catastrophe bonds more competitive with reinsurance?

The recently closed Embarcadero Re Ltd. catastrophe bond, which saw the California Earthquake Authority transfer $150m of earthquake risk directly to the capital markets through their own SPV, shows that cat bond coverage can be comparable (and even cheaper) than the equivalent reinsurance coverage.The CEA transaction didn't utilise a traditional read the full article →