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Alternative capital & ILS in early stages of casualty growth: Morgan Stanley

The presence of alternative capital in the global reinsurance market has, due to various factors, largely focused on property catastrophe business lines to date, but analysts’ predictions signal greater expansion of ILS into casualty risks ahead. Discussing the impact alternative, or third-party capital is having on the reinsurance market environment, analysts read the full article →

Casualty ILS or cat bonds need to have a clear exit point: Parry

For casualty risks to become a meaningful part of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond market, transactions need to be structured in such a way that investors can see a clear exit point, according to Chris Parry of Aon Securities Limited. Parry was speaking during a panel discussion at an read the full article →

Casualty reinsurance, advantageous but high entry barrier: Goldman Sachs

While the reinsurance market remains challenging strategically sound business models become more important than ever and while casualty lines offer several structural advantages, this can mean higher barriers to entry, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs. Reinsurers are increasingly shifting capacity into casualty lines of business, as they seek to avoid read the full article →

Willis Re launches $400m casualty catastrophe reinsurance facility

Reinsurance broker Willis Re has this morning announced the launch of a new global syndicated reinsurance facility, aiming to provide cedents with broad protection against casualty catastrophe events related to liability portfolios. Interestingly, the facility could have a capital market angle for ILS players, as it may prove suitable as an read the full article →

Casualty catastrophe risks remain (mostly) out of reach of ILS capital

The practice of successfully and accurately modeling casualty or liability catastrophe risks is something that continues to prove difficult for insurance and reinsurance firms, making them most likely a slow area of expansion for ILS and alternative capital. As the unpredictability, increased frequency and severity of events continues, and technological limitations read the full article →

Praedicat launches CoMeta for casualty risk analytics

An innovative new risk modelling tool has launched this morning which could help to increase transparency and understanding when modelling casualty risks for insurers, reinsurers and insurance-linked securities (ILS). Praedicat, a firm created by RAND Corporation and risk modelling firm Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) and backed by other investors, is read the full article →