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Alternative reinsurance capital firmly on the radar in Asia

Capital from alternative and third-party sources as well as the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector may not yet be making huge waves across Asia but it is firmly on the radar of attendees at the 12th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference this week. As we wrote last week, alternative reinsurance capital and ILS read the full article →

Alternative capital boosts Asia Pacific catastrophe reinsurance capacity

As reinsurance industry executives meet in Singapore this week for the 12th International Reinsurance Conference, a report published by reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter shows that both supply and demand for catastrophe reinsurance in the Asia Pacific region are at a high. Total catastrophe reinsurance limits for Asia Pacific in 2013 have read the full article →

Asia-Pacific to be main driver of insurance premium growth by 2020

The world's largest reinsurer Munich Re has published some interesting data and insight into just how much growth the insurance and reinsurance markets will see in the Asia-Pacific region in the future. This is a topic we have written about many times, that as regions of the world develop more read the full article →

Peak Re points to Asia as a growth area for reinsurance-linked investing

The insurance and reinsurance-linked investing space is always going to be on the look out for two things as it grows. Firstly, where extra capacity will come from to satisfy the demand of institutional investors from the capital markets who want to put money to work in the insurance, reinsurance read the full article →

ADB climate migration report recommends catastrophe bonds, weather derivatives and index-insurance

The Asian Development Bank has published a report today on the topic of climate change, adaptation and the expected surge in migration that the variations in our climate will likely cause. The report, titled Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific, highlights that 42 million people in read the full article →

Record insured catastrophe losses in 2011 says Munich Re

Reinsurer Munich Re has published a review of the natural catastrophe loss event which impacted around the globe during 2011. According to their data, 2011 insured catastrophe losses reached $105 billion, beating the previous record losses of 2005 which Munich Re recorded as $101 billion. Economic losses were $380 billion during read the full article →

Asia Pacific accounts for over two-thirds of 2011 insured catastrophe losses

Of the approximately $108 billion of natural and man-made catastrophe insured losses experienced during 2011 the Asia-Pacific region accounted for over two-thirds of them, according to data published by Guy Carpenter today. This broke a historical trend of U.S. based events dictating the movement of property catastrophe reinsurance pricing, something read the full article →

Munich Re see’s increase in weather-related catastrophes in Asia Pacific

Reinsurer Munich Re says that their natural catastrophe database (NatCatSERVICE) shows that the Asia Pacific region is increasingly exposed to major weather-related catastrophe events. Their database shows that weather-related catastrophes have more than tripled in the last 30 years, with China seeing weather disasters quadrupling since 1980. The recent flooding in read the full article →

Asia Pacific accounts for two-thirds of worlds insured catastrophe losses

The Asia Pacific re/insurance market accounted for two-thirds of the world's insured catastrophe losses during the first three-quarters of 2011 according to a new report from Guy Carpenter. It's a record share of the world's insured losses and demonstrates both the exposure to catastrophe events in Asia Pacific and the read the full article →