ILS tech can be used to transfer pandemic risk: Syroka, Fermat Capital

The World Bank’s 2017 pandemic catastrophe bond has provided a blueprint for how insurance-linked securities (ILS) technology can be leveraged to transfer pandemic risk, according to Joanna Syroka, Director of New Markets, Fermat Capital Management, LLC. Issued in July of 2017 by the World Bank on behalf of its Pandemic Emergency read the full article →

Tech to drive greater standardisation & ILS participation: Prospectus 2021

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is currently experiencing somewhat of a flight to simplicity, and with technology led risk transfer solutions set to drive greater standardisation, it's expected that the capital markets will be able to participate more readily as a result. To close the very first Prospectus 2021 re/insurance and read the full article →

Named perils & alignment are priorities for year-end: Millette at Prospectus 2021

With the important January 1st, 2021 reinsurance renewals fast approaching, priorities for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market for year-end are expected to include named perils and ensuring alignment amid a hardening environment, according to Michael Millette, Founder & Managing Partner, Hudson Structured Capital Management. His comments came during the opening panel read the full article →

Re/insurance & ILS has “fared quite well” during Covid-19: Prospectus 2021

While much uncertainty remains around both the ultimate economic and insured loss from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the industry loss appears to be trending lower than initial projections and actually, the re/insurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) sectors have fared quite well, according to industry experts. During the opening panel of Prospectus read the full article →

Growth in non-traditional ILS sponsors a reasonable expectation: Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Securities, expects to see different types of sponsors increasingly enter the insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace in Asia and also around the globe. Delivering a keynote at the virtually held Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference, Schultz explored the history and evolution of ILS in read the full article →

U.S. riot losses accelerated & worsened by pandemic: Johansmeyer at ILS Asia 2020

In an extensive and insightful keynote at the virtually held Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference (now available on-demand), Head of PCS, Tom Johansmeyer discussed a number of Covid-19 loss scenarios, including the potential combined impacts of the virus and strike riot, civil commotion (SRCC) in the U.S. Triggered by the killing read the full article →

ILS an instrumental part of solving Asia’s protection gap: Schultz, Aon Securities

The trend of insured against uninsured losses across the Asia Pacific region is not sustainable, and the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market will need to play an integral role in addressing the issue, according to Paul Schultz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Securities. The Asia Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to read the full article →

Asian risk managers are warming up to parametrics: ILS Asia 2020

There’s still a very real need for greater education and awareness, but risk managers across Asia are becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of parametric structures, according to industry experts. Parametric insurance continues to expand and is increasingly providing some of the world’s most vulnerable people with vital protection against a read the full article →

Atmos Re cat bond is “innovative earnings protection” for UnipolSai: WTW

The securities division of reinsurance broker Willis Re, Willis Towers Watson Securities (WTW Securities), which acted as the lead structuring agent and bookrunner for the recently completed €45 million Atmos Re DAC catastrophe bond transaction, has said that the deal provides its sponsor with innovative earnings protection. As shown by the read the full article →

AXIS secured more third-party capital in a difficult market at 1/1: CEO Benchimol

Albert Benchimol, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bermudian insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has said that the firm should be proud of the fact it was able to increase its use of third-party reinsurance capital support at the January 1st, 2019 renewals. Speaking during the re/insurer's read the full article →