Alternative reinsurance capital

Articles discussing alternative reinsurance capital. Largely sources from third-party investors in the capital markets, alternative reinsurance capital is increasingly being leveraged by reinsurers as a cheaper cost source of risk transfer while for investors the access to reinsurance returns as an investment is growing in popularity.


Growing flood gap a “catalyst” for ILS: Franklin Templeton

Global investment firm Franklin Templeton has released a new report that examines the growing role of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in alleviating flood risk, particularly in the US where the financial burden on FEMA and the Treasury seems to be increasing every year. Penned by Jonathan Malawer, Head of ILS, Commodities & read the full article →

Aon launches reinsurance capital advisory unit for Asia Pacific

Broking group Aon has launched an Asia Pacific Capital Advisory unit within its Reinsurance Solutions operation, as it promises to deliver a holistic approach to capital optimisation for insurers and reinsurers across the region. Capital advisory and optimisation has become increasingly important across the insurance and reinsurance world, with multiple sources read the full article →

ILS funds & investors forecast market growth after COVID stall: WTW survey

The market for investments in insurance-linked securities (ILS) is expected to return to growth by many of its core constituents after a stall in activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey of the market by Willis Towers Watson has found. COVID-19 caused end-investors in ILS to postpone allocations to the 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 →

ESG has huge strategic relevance for risk transfer & ILS markets, survey finds

During the third-quarter of 2020 we teamed up with boutique consulting firm Synpulse to conduct a survey looking at the maturity of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) adoption in the risk transfer, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets. This was the first environmental, social, and governance (ESG) survey of its kind, read the full article →

Brazilian regulator calls for greater transparency to support ILS ambitions

The South American nation of Brazil aims to develop a legal and regulatory environment to allow for the issuance of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in the country, but its regulator Susep is calling for the local insurance and reinsurance sector to embrace transparency to support these ambitions. As we explained back in read the full article →

For investors, there’s no question ILS has a role to play: Prospectus 2021

While challenges around capital consumption and the potential for overlap on the P&C side are clear, for investors, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class represents a great opportunity to complement other private market solutions, according to industry experts. The comments came during the second day of Prospectus 2021 – the new read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 15th November 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 15th November 2020, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish. Ten most read the full article →

Alternative capital to increase by up to 10% over next few years: Swiss Re’s Haegeli

In spite of an expected decline by the end of 2020, the volume of alternative capital in the global reinsurance market is projected to increase by five to 10 percent over the coming years, according to Jérôme Jean Haegeli, Chief Economist at reinsurance giant Swiss Re. During a discussion with Artemis around the read the full article →

Brookfield Asset Management launches reinsurer targeting annuity premium float

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., the giant Canadian headquartered alternative asset manager that has around $575 billion of assets under management, is expanding in the reinsurance space with an annuities strategy through which it expects to secure up to $10 billion of additional float at the start. Brookfield is just the latest read the full article →