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ILS an instrumental part of solving Asia’s protection gap: Schultz, Aon Securities

The trend of insured against uninsured losses across the Asia Pacific region is not sustainable, and the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market will need to play an integral role in addressing the issue, according to Paul Schultz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Securities. The Asia Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to read the full article →

Risk of large San Andreas quake up 3 to 5-fold since Ridgecrest: Temblor

The Ridgecrest, California sequence of earthquakes has increased the risk of a major San Andreas fault earthquake event occurring, according to newly published research. The paper published by Ross Stein of specialist seismic hazard catastrophe modelling company Temblor, Inc. and Shinji Toda of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) read the full article →

Asian risk managers are warming up to parametrics: ILS Asia 2020

There’s still a very real need for greater education and awareness, but risk managers across Asia are becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of parametric structures, according to industry experts. Parametric insurance continues to expand and is increasingly providing some of the world’s most vulnerable people with vital protection against a read the full article →

Cat bond investors valued Windmill II Re diversification opportunity: RMS

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors and catastrophe bond funds valued the diversification opportunity that was the recent EUR 100 million European peril focused recently completed Windmill II Re DAC (2020) transaction sponsored by Achmea, according to catastrophe modeller RMS. Diversification opportunities are always readily welcomed by cat bond funds and their investors read the full article →

Convex secures $300m of reinsurance from Hypatia Re cat bond

Convex Group, the specialty insurance and reinsurance company founded by Stephen Catlin, has successfully secured $300 million of reinsurance from the capital markets through its first ever catastrophe bond issuance, the Hypatia Ltd. (Series 2020-1) multi-peril retro transaction. Convex's first catastrophe bond appears to have been particularly well-received, becoming one of read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 12th July 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 12th July 2020, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish. Register here read the full article →

Asia, a key part of the ILS market & interest is growing: ILS Asia 2020

The Asia Pacific region has become a key component of the global insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace and interest from cedants and issuers continues to surge, according to industry experts. Speaking yesterday during the opening day of the virtually held Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference, ILS market executives and experts explored the read the full article →

Pandemic may accelerate the ILS investor flight to quality

There is every chance that the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to experience a flight to quality, when it comes to where investor allocations are made and this could accelerate in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as there is now another factor against which investors can measure ILS fund read the full article →

Singapore’s ILS grant scheme extended to end of 2022: MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has extended its insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme to the end of 2022, as Singapore looks to build on recent positive momentum and attract more catastrophe bond issuers to its shores. Speaking today at our Artemis ILS Asia virtual conference, Mr. Benny Chey, Assistant Manager read the full article →

Convex’s target for Hypatia cat bond doubles to $300m

The target size for the first catastrophe bond transaction to be sponsored by Convex Group has been increased, with sources now saying that the Hypatia Ltd. (Series 2020-1) multi-peril retro transaction is likely to double to $300 million, we can reveal. Convex Group, the specialty insurance and reinsurance company founded by read the full article →