Bermuda ILS related re/insurer registrations rose slightly in H1 2019

Registrations for new insurance and reinsurance vehicles that are related to catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities (ILS) use-cases have risen slightly in the first-half of 2019. This is promising for ILS, catastrophe bond and collateralized reinsurance market activity over the rest of the year, as despite the impacts of heavy read the full article →

Bermuda re/insurance registrations rise in 2018, SPI formation up again

The Bermuda insurance and reinsurance market saw an increased number of company registrations in 2018, with special purpose insurers' (SPI's) for ILS and collateralized structures up again. The registration of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond vehicles continues apace in Bermuda, with 28 new SPI's registered in 2018, up from 24 read the full article →

Capital market to pay share of $25bn+ Bermudian loss from hurricanes

The Bermuda re/insurance market is expected to face a bill of somewhere around $25 billion from recent hurricane events, with the capital markets set to pay a considerable share, through the islands alternative capital, collateralized reinsurance and ILS fund vehicles. The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR) estimates that of read the full article →

Bermuda reinsurance market returns hit five-year low: A.M. Best

"Negative trends have become increasingly evident" when looking at Bermudian insurance and reinsurance company results, according to A.M. Best, as the Bermuda market increasingly struggles to generate a profit that covers its cost-of-capital. In its latest analysis of the A.M. Best Bermuda Market Composite, the rating agency highlights that the pressure read the full article →

Artemis ILS Bermuda Executive Roundtable 2016

Welcome to the second Artemis ILS Bermuda Executive Roundtable, in which our participants explore a variety of challenges and opportunities for the sector as it continues down its impressive growth path in Bermuda, and beyond. Bermuda remains a leading domicile for global ILS business, but as other international financial hubs continue read the full article →

Hurricane Nicole, a major storm, approaches Bermuda

Updated Oct 13th, 14:00 BST 10:00AST: Hurricane Nicole has remains a very strong Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds of 125mph and higher gusts, and continues to track towards Bermuda where its large eye is forecast to pass very close to or even over the island. Nicole was named a tropical read the full article →

Excess capital threatens Bermuda re/insurer performance: Fitch

The profitability of Bermuda domiciled reinsurers is under threat from the abundance of traditional and alternative reinsurance capital that continues to drive down pricing in the sector, among a series of other market challenges, according to Fitch Ratings. International financial services ratings agency, Fitch Ratings, has noted signs that the already read the full article →

Collaboration key in creating, maintaining Bermuda’s ILS industry: BDA

Collaboration between the Bermuda government and a range of local service providers has enabled the island to become a leading domicile for insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, according to the Bermuda Business Development Authority (BDA). In the last six to seven years Bermuda has seen itself transform into a global hub for read the full article →

ILS market top opportunities & concerns revealed in BDA survey

The evolving insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector continues to present both challenges and opportunities for participants, with respondents to a recent ILS survey highlighting competition as a threat to sector growth. Meanwhile, new products, new geographies, and innovation were noted as just some of the potential opportunities for the space, both now read the full article →

ILS market economic impact on Bermuda revealed in study: BDA

In total, insurance-linked securities (ILS) business in Bermuda generated $734 million into the domiciles economy in 2015, as the island saw a rise in ILS sector employment, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Bermuda Business Development Authority (BDA). More than 400 jobs were generated in the Bermuda ILS and read the full article →