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ILS tech can be used to transfer pandemic risk: Syroka, Fermat Capital

The World Bank’s 2017 pandemic catastrophe bond has provided a blueprint for how insurance-linked securities (ILS) technology can be leveraged to transfer pandemic risk, according to Joanna Syroka, Director of New Markets, Fermat Capital Management, LLC. Issued in July of 2017 by the World Bank on behalf of its Pandemic Emergency read the full article →

Combining cat bonds with insurance bonds a hidden source of alpha: Twelve Capital

The combination of catastrophe bonds alongside insurance bonds within an investment portfolio can generate a "hidden source of alpha" for investors, offering them an "untapped source of risk premium", specialist ILS investment manager Twelve Capital has said. Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment read the full article →

Strategic Risk Solutions hires Charleson to expand ILS activities

Strategic Risk Solutions, Inc., a provider of insurance, reinsurance and captive management and consulting services, has announced the hiring of Matthew Charleson in Bermuda from Apex, who joins SRS with a remit to expand the firms insurance-linked securities (ILS) activities. Charleson is well-known in the Bermuda ILS market, where he has read the full article →

COVID-19 waves & vaccines modelled for La Vie Re mortality cat bond: RMS

The potential impacts of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality, as well as how vaccines and other factors play into this, was modelled for in the recent La Vie Re Limited (Series 2020-1) mortality catastrophe bond issuance, RMS has explained. The successful issuance of the La Vie Re read the full article →

Catastrophe bonds & related ILS issuance hits record at $14.24bn in 2020

Catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance has already reached a new annual record in 2020, exceeding $14 billion for the very first time, according to Artemis' data on the cat bond and ILS marketplace. Within our Artemis Deal Directory, which is the most extensive source of information available on read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 22nd November 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 22nd November 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. Ten most read the full article →

Nephila Capital gets $100m investment from New Jersey state pension

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated manager of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe or weather exposed insurance and reinsurance assets, has won a $100 million allocation from the state of New Jersey Division of Investment, a manager of state pension funds. The New Jersey Division of Investment manages the retirement benefits of read the full article →

Swiss Re exploring more permanent alternative capital structures: CFO

During its annual investor day this morning, Swiss Re's CFO John Dacey explained just how important the use of alternative capital and relationships with insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors has become for the company, explaining that it aims to build on its use of ILS capacity and find ways to make read the full article →

Allstate’s aggregate catastrophe losses rise on hurricanes Zeta & Delta

U.S. primary insurance giant Allstate continues to aggregate catastrophe losses at a faster rate in 2020, with its total reported pre-tax losses now having risen to almost $2.74 billion on the back of October's losses which were largely from hurricane activity during the month. Allstate reports that some 85% of its read the full article →

Swiss Re targets higher P&C reinsurance profits

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re looks set to target profitable growth for its property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance business, aiming to underwrite more business in the hardening market at a reduced combined ratio. Swiss Re is targeting an improved combined ratio for its P&C reinsurance business of less than or equal read the full article →