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No room for complacency around earthquake risk: ILS Asia 2021

To the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, earthquake risk is one of the biggest peril threats in the world and one that the market can’t be complacent about, according to Paul Wilson, Head of Non-Life Analytics at Securis Investment Partners. In recent years, the resilience of the ILS market has read the full article →

Signs of rates levelling off, but ILS returns still attractive: ILS Asia 2021

After several years of rate and term improvements, notably in the property catastrophe arena, there are signs the market is levelling off. But generally, returns in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market remain attractive, according to industry experts. After years of soft market conditions, elevated catastrophe claims, dangerously low interest rates and read the full article →

Hong Kong’s ILS regime must show its competitiveness: ILS Asia 2021

While the Hong Kong regulator’s insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme is expected to attract sponsors to the region, the new regime must show its competitiveness against existing and established ILS domiciles, say industry experts. Hong Kong’s emergence as a new Asian domicile for the issuance of catastrophe bond and ILS transactions read the full article →

Jebi demonstrated importance of ILS investor communications: ILS Asia 2021

The impact and subsequent loss creep from typhoon Jebi in Japan in 2018 caught many insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors by surprise, but the eventual deviation from initial vendor model loss estimates doesn’t translate to a fundamental issue with the models themselves, say industry experts. Week two of our virtual ILS Asia read the full article →

Increased awareness of ILS in Asia but communication vital: ILS Asia 2021

Knowledge and understanding of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class is on the rise in Asia, and while local expertise is a real benefit, it’s also vitally important to communicate early and persistently with the investor base, according to industry experts. On the morning of the second day of our virtual read the full article →

Asia’s ILS platform to provide complimentary capital: ILS Asia 2021

Highlighted by the efforts of Singapore and more recently Hong Kong, there’s an exciting and growing opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector to play a meaningful role in the Asia region, according to industry experts. On the opening day of the virtual Artemis ILS Asia 2021 conference, held in association read the full article →

Asia Pacific ILS & catastrophe bond limits on the rise: Guy Carpenter

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond limits at risk of losses in the Asia Pacific region continue to expand, according to reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, which results in increasing global diversification opportunities for the ILS investor base. The Asia Pacific region has always been seen as the most likely source of read the full article →

Vast capacity for Asia reinsurance market to grow: Fitch

Asia’s reinsurance markets have the potential and scope for strong growth as risk-awareness and demand for reinsurance coverage spikes in the region, coupled with a significant protection gap and the region’s high exposure to losses from natural catastrophes, according to Fitch Ratings. Asia has fast become one of the most rapidly read the full article →

Reinsurance & ILS focus to shift alongside insured windstorm exposure

Cities in the Asia-Pacific region will become the dominant source of global insured windstorm exposure by the year 2070, as rising asset values, growing insurance and reinsurance penetration and rising populations in tropical storm hot spots change the risk landscape. Windstorm activity accounts for roughly 40% of global natural hazard losses read the full article →

Asian countries continue to develop catastrophe re/insurance markets

Countries across Asia continue to develop, or pursue the development of, functioning catastrophe insurance and reinsurance markets, which is a positive sign for global reinsurers and the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. Countries across Asia are some of the most natural disaster exposed in the world, but at the same time have read the full article →