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Asia, a key part of the ILS market & interest is growing: ILS Asia 2020

The Asia Pacific region has become a key component of the global insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace and interest from cedants and issuers continues to surge, according to industry experts. Speaking yesterday during the opening day of the virtually held Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference, ILS market executives and experts explored the read the full article →

Pandemic may accelerate the ILS investor flight to quality

There is every chance that the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to experience a flight to quality, when it comes to where investor allocations are made and this could accelerate in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as there is now another factor against which investors can measure ILS fund read the full article →

Guernsey wants green ESG kitemark option for its ILS structures

The domicile island of Guernsey wants to make available a green kitemark for insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures transacted there, enabling ILS issuers to apply for the ability to verify the environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials of an arrangement. The question of the ILS markets ESG credentials is a hot topic read the full article →

Aditya Dutt departs RenRe. O’Donnell assumes Ventures responsibility

The leader of RenaissanceRe's third-party reinsurance capital and joint-venture focused Ventures business Aditya Dutt is set to leave the firm for a new opportunity, with CEO Kevin O’Donnell to assume control of the unit. RenaissanceRe (RenRe), the Bermuda-headquartered reinsurance company and third-party capital manager with over $10 billion of committed capital read the full article →

Chubb proposes parametric risk transfer solution for pandemics

Global insurance and reinsurance company Chubb has published the details of a proposal for an enormous $1.25 trillion public private risk sharing facility to protect both small and large U.S. businesses against future pandemic risks, with part of the coverage proposed to be structured on a parametric trigger basis. The size read the full article →

ILS essential to modern reinsurance & risk management: Peak Re CEO Hahn

With PMLs continuing to rise across numerous parts of emerging Asia, the need for insurance-linked securities (ILS) or alternative reinsurance capital is becoming increasingly vital, according to executives at Hong Kong domiciled reinsurer, Peak Re. Speaking today during a keynote presentation and Q&A session for the Artemis ILS Asia 2020 online read the full article →

Singapore’s ILS grant scheme extended to end of 2022: MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has extended its insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme to the end of 2022, as Singapore looks to build on recent positive momentum and attract more catastrophe bond issuers to its shores. Speaking today at our Artemis ILS Asia virtual conference, Mr. Benny Chey, Assistant Manager read the full article →

Essent adds to triggered mortgage ILS as delinquencies accelerate in June

As expected, U.S. focused mortgage insurer Essent Guaranty has reported that all of its mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions outstanding are now subject to a trigger event, after the Covid-19 pandemic drove delinquency rates much higher. Essent Guaranty follows three other mortgage insurers that have reported a triggering of their mortgage read the full article →

Conan Ward & Romel Salam launch US MGA RubiQon with QOMPLX

QOMPLX, an insurtech provider of intelligent decision platforms and operator of managing general agency's (MGA), has launched US-based subsidiary MGA units named RubiQon Risk & Insurance Services and RubiQon Re, which will be led by sector veterans Conan Ward and Romel Salam. Ward and Salam both worked together at reinsurance firm read the full article →

KKR acquiring life & retirement re/insurer Global Atlantic

Private equity and buyout giant KKR & Co. L.P. (or Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) has again demonstrated its appetite for insurance-linked returns by announcing it is to acquire life and retirement focused insurance and reinsurance firm Global Atlantic Financial Group. KKR, as one of the largest private equity and buyout specialists, has read the full article →