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Asia’s ILS platform to provide complimentary capital: ILS Asia 2021

Highlighted by the efforts of Singapore and more recently Hong Kong, there’s an exciting and growing opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector to play a meaningful role in the Asia region, according to industry experts. On the opening day of the virtual Artemis ILS Asia 2021 conference, held in association read the full article →

Data & indices can help ILS move into the tail: Vantage CEO, Hendrick

The creation and utilisation of indexes can assist the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class as it looks to securitize risks around cyber, excess casualty and other long-tail exposures, according to Greg Hendrick, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vantage Risk. Speaking during the recent SIFMA IRLS 2021 conference, Hendrick spoke read the full article →

Data & analytics to broaden use of parametric solutions: James Harrison, Dun & Bradstreet

As insurers and reinsurers continue to advance their data analytics capabilities, parametric structures will increasingly be leveraged for more traditional classes of business, according to James Harrison, UKI Head of Insurance at global data and analytics firm, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). Parametric insurance, which is event-driven coverage rather than indemnifying the read the full article →

CFC gets ‘in principle’ approval for third-party capital backed Lloyd’s Syndicate

Specialist insurance provider with a focus on emerging risk and cyber, CFC, has received ‘in principal’ approval from Lloyd’s of London for the establishment of CFC Syndicate 1988 with the backing of third-party capital. Managed by Asta Managing Agency Ltd, the new syndicate will underwrite a cross-section of CFC’s established portfolio read the full article →

Parametric insurance pricing on the rise, but so too is capacity: WTW

As interest in and use of parametric forms of insurance and reinsurance risk transfer continues to increase, broker Willis Towers Watson notes that prices for coverage have been on the rise in the United States, but so too is available parametric capacity. Parametric forms of risk transfer are increasingly used as read the full article →

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 →