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Survey on cyber risk transfer via insurance-linked securities (ILS)


We’re delighted to have partnered with the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland to promote and publish a survey on the transfer of cyber risks using insurance-linked securities (ILS).

ILS market surveyThe survey, which you can submit your responses to here, seeks to help identify the optimal product design of a cyber insurance-linked security (ILS) and what implications can be drawn from this for the broader cyber insurance and reinsurance market.

The Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland is investigating market preferences regarding potential cyber insurance-linked securities (ILS) with this survey, in partnership with Artemis.

We encourage experts in the ILS field, including investors and sponsors, to participate in our online survey via the following link:

By participating in the survey and giving us your thoughts and opinions on the prospects for cyber ILS you will be able to receive the evaluated data as well as a copy of the working paper once completed.

Research undertaken by the Institute of Insurance Economics previously found that significant challenges exist in the insurability of cyber risk that hamper the development of a cyber insurance and reinsurance market.

For instance, the annual losses from cyber risk globally were estimated at US $600 billion in 2018, while only US $6 billion were actually covered by insurance.

Previous research of the Institute of Insurance Economics also shows that insurers would be willing to enter the market if further security mechanisms were in place.

In addition, many industry experts see cyber risk as a natural target for risk transfer to the capital markets via cyber ILS.

Therefore, we hold a conviction that the lack of a reference cyber ILS product design and the insecurity towards this emerging risk class will be mitigated as soon as quantifiable results shed light on the potential for cyber risk transfer.

Your participation in this study can make a significant contribution to overcoming these issues, helping to develop a better understanding of the cyber ILS market.

Please respond to the survey here.


ils-asia-2019Get your ticket to attend our next ILS conference in Singapore, ILS Asia 2019.

We’re returning to Singapore for our fourth annual ILS market conference for the Asia region on July 11th 2019.
Please register today to secure your place at the conference. Tickets are now selling fast.

Register today for ILS NYC 2023, our next insurance-linked securities (ILS) market conference. Held in New York City, February 10th, 2023.

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