capital markets


Integral ILS to launch with Lowther & Zeng at helm, AmWINS & TransRe in support

Integral ILS Ltd. has been launched as a new Bermuda based insurance-linked securities fund manager by industry execs Richard Lowther and Lixin Zeng, with ties to global insurance distributor and servicer AmWINS and reinsurance firm TransRe. Integral ILS Ltd. is in the early stages of its development still, but targeting being read the full article →

Amid Covid-19, Guernsey never missed a beat: ILS Insight

In spite of the unprecedented impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on sectors of all shapes and sizes, when it comes to servicing the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector during this challenging time, Guernsey did not miss a beat. This is according to Jutta Kath, Head of Transaction Management at Schroder Secquaero, who, read the full article →

ILS funds average 0.12% return in muted May performance

The average return of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds was just 0.12% in May 2020, as muted performance was the order of the day and a number of funds fell to a decline. May 2020 saw the average ILS fund return just 0.12%, according to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers read the full article →

Lloyd’s explores multi-use iSPV structure under UK ILS regulations

The Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance market appears to be actively exploring use of a specific insurance-linked securities (ILS) structure under the UK ILS regulatory regime, to help capital markets investors access risk underwritten in the market more easily. Lloyd's has been discussing the prospect of making it simpler for capital market read the full article →

Lloyd’s pitches pandemic/systemic risk solutions, with capital markets support

Lloyd’s of London, the specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace, has this morning pitched three possible solutions to pandemic and systemic risk insurance provision, as it seeks to bring constructive discussion to the issues of insurability of pandemic risk exposure and other major systemic risks. As ever, the capital markets are seen read the full article →

Climate insurance-linked securities (ILS) opportunity seen for London

A forum co-chaired by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) calls for the development of a market for climate-related insurance-linked securities (ILS) in London. London and the United Kingdom has been seeking to create a greater role for itself in insurance-linked read the full article →

Heritage targets diversifying growth with AIG Private Client deal

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., the Florida headquartered and nationally expanding U.S. property casualty insurer, has struck a deal with insurance giant AIG that will see Heritage taking on some of its Private Client Group policy renewals. The arrangement is due to American International Group's (AIG) new focus on the high net read the full article →

Covid uncertainty highlights need for risk transfer transparency: Majors, Nephila

The uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic has created for the insurance and reinsurance industry serves to further highlight the need for risk transfer data transparency, all the way down the market chain, according to Nephila Capital Co-CEO Frank Majors Speaking with us in a video interview back in April, which you read the full article →

Double-digit reinsurance price increases may extend into 2021: Fitch

The reinsurance market may enjoy further double-digit price increases at the renewals in early 2021, but with capital now flowing into the sector Fitch Ratings warns that this will inevitably halt the rate momentum. The good news is that reinsurance rates are catching up with the primary market, resulting in a read the full article →

Announcing the schedule for our virtual ILS Asia conference

We’re delighted to reveal the schedule for our online & virtual ILS Asia 2020 conference this July. The agenda is almost finalised and we urge you to register soon while spaces last to take advantage of this opportunity to hear from ILS industry experts. Plans for our online & virtual ILS read the full article →