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Demex hires Nephila’s Matt Coleman as Chief Risk Officer

The Demex Group, a climate risk focused insurtech that aims to deliver climate-resilience through financial risk solutions on a global scale, has made a key hire, appointing Matt Coleman who most recently worked at Nephila Climate as its Chief Risk Officer. Coleman worked as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Nephila Climate, read the full article →

Typhoon Nanmadol loss manageable, creep may not be an issue: AM Best

Typhoon Nanmadol's impact in Japan is likely to be a manageable loss for the Japanese insurance industry, thanks to their robust capital, strong reinsurance programs and the fact loss creep is not expected to be an issue like previous storms that hit the country. Rating agency AM Best explained that typhoon read the full article →

Risk to remain attractive, we’ll need all the capital we can get: Aon panel

Speaking Friday afternoon during a panel discussion convened by Aon's Reinsurance Solutions division, senior executives from some of the world's largest reinsurers said that while they don't anticipate a significant influx of new capital, they do expect insurance risks will continue to attract investors. Andy Marcell, CEO of Aon's Reinsurance Solutions read the full article →

Cedent interest in cat bonds rising, prices to attract investors: Shiv Kumar, GC Securities

The catastrophe bond market is very well-positioned, with cedent interest in utilising cat bonds as reinsurance risk transfer tools on the rise, while pricing has already risen high enough to attract investors to deploy more capital, according to GC Securities Shiv Kumar. Speaking during a Guy Carpenter pre-Monte Carlo briefing, Shiv read the full article →

Singapore’s capital market focus for re/insurance development continues

The government of Singapore continues to look to the capital markets to push the boundaries in developing its insurance and reinsurance market, with an ambition to further develop the ability of the sector to tap capital market appetite for risk. In revealing a new growth strategy for the Singapore financial services read the full article →

Florida: An industry in collapse as roller-coaster ride continues for Citizens

The roller-coaster ride for Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Corporation continues, with the insurer of last resort's policy count continuing to rise, as a Senator in the state noted that Florida's property insurance industry is in "collapse". Florida Citizens held its latest Governing Board meeting yesterday, revealing ongoing growth in terms of read the full article →

Video from ILS NYC 2022 conference. Session 5: Wrap-up

The fifth and final panel session of our ILS NYC 2022 conference, that was held in New York back in April, saw our expert moderators from earlier sessions at the event come together to discuss some of the main threads of conversation from the day. This video is of the fifth read the full article →

Tremor launches Sandbox, a full-featured marketplace demo

Tremor Technologies, the insurtech with a technology-based programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace, has announced the launch of Tremor Sandbox™, a full-featured demo version of its software allowing reinsurance buyers and sellers to try out its platform. Tremor Technologies believes that transparency is key in marketplace design and development, so read the full article →

Typhoon Nanmadol not expected to trigger catastrophe bonds: Plenum

Typhoon Nanmadol's impacts in Japan are not expected to result in insurance and reinsurance market losses high enough to trouble any catastrophe bonds, according to Plenum Investments. Typhoon Nanmadol continues to affect Japan with heavy rain and its winds caused damage across a relatively wide swathe of the south west of read the full article →

Retrocession steady despite rates. Reinsurers to use loss budgets in 2022: S&P

For major reinsurance companies, de-risking their books, such as we're seeing with the pull-back from property catastrophe risk in some quarters, will need to be a balancing act of finding their optimal gross exposure and use of retrocession, S&P Global Ratings has said. The rating agency explained in a recent report read the full article →