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World Bank fully supportive of direct sovereign risk transfer: Bennett

The efforts of the World Bank around disaster risk financing for its members continues to be a real benefit, and while the organisation can and will do more, this isn’t about being the dominant force in the market, according to Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, World Bank read the full article →

Tax reforms could drive more corporate cat bond issuance: Anger, GC Securities

The heightened use of indemnity structured transactions by corporates in the catastrophe bond arena is expected to open up the market, but for this to happen in a meaningful way, there’s likely need for some U.S. tax reform, according to Cory Anger, Managing Director of GC Securities. A key development of read the full article →

Bermuda to retain its leadership position in ILS because it has to: Webber, Apex

As the insurance-linked securities (ILS) pie continues to expand it’s natural for new jurisdictions to emerge and try to take a slice, but the innovative Bermuda marketplace is expected to maintain its leadership position, according to Ross Webber, Managing Director at independent financial services provider and fund administrator, Apex Group read the full article →

Common language, standardisation can unlock non-cat ILS market

A consistent flow of information, which incorporates a common language throughout the transaction chain, is vital for meaningful insurance-linked securities (ILS) participation outside of the natural catastrophe space, according to industry experts. With both cedents and investors increasingly looking to expand the area of activity for the ILS asset class, day read the full article →

ILS funds ‘the best solution’ for short-tail cat business: Stahel, LGT ILS Partners

For investors looking to access pure, short-tail property catastrophe re/insurance risk, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund format is likely the optimal solution, according to Michael Stahel, Partner at LGT ILS Partners. Today, there’s more ways than ever for investors to deploy capital in their search for insurance and reinsurance linked returns. And, read the full article →

New ILS products critical to a more sustainable economy: Nephila’s Schauble

The use of advanced technologies alongside thoughtful risk capacity to create new products that support a more sustainable world and improved risk taking is vital, according to Barney Schauble, Head of Labs at Nephila Advisors. The universe of responsible and sustainable investors is on the rise with participants in many global read the full article →

Enterprise architecture can advance ILS fund strategy: Roder, Synpulse

For insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers, embedding enterprise architecture can ensure innovation and technology are a focal point that serve to advance the business strategy, according to Synpulse Management Consulting. “ILS managers are technology companies that happen to work at the intersection of (re)insurance and capital markets. Such a statement is read the full article →

ILS market development has been positive for investors: Hilti, Credit Suisse

As the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to expand its remit and reach, it’s important to consider the efforts of the fund and investment side of the space as it looks to service a growing investor base. During the opening day of Artemis’ virtually held ILS NYC 2021 conference, Niklaus Hilti, read the full article →

Arbol taps machinery sensors for parametric crop insurance triggers

Arbol, the provider of marketplace technology supporting parametric risk transfer or weather insurance and that utilises smart contracts, has provided the backing for a new crop yield cover whose parametric triggers are based on the throughput measured by machinery sensors. The use of sensor technology in creating new parametric risk transfer, read the full article →

Tech & ILS can support fragile SME infrastructure: Palihapitiya, OTT Risk at ILS NYC 2021

The arrival of the global pandemic shone a light on the fragility of the infrastructure that supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the world, but with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, there’s an opportunity waiting to be unlocked, according to OTT Risk's Chamath Palihapitiya. Soon read the full article →