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Cat bonds a bright spot, as collateralised reinsurance trapped again: Aon

Catastrophe bond issuance in the first-half of 2020 has been one of the bright spots in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and alternative reinsurance capital market, as issuance was buoyed by the assets robust performance through the Covid-19 pandemic. In discussing the dynamics around alternative capital, insurance and reinsurance broker Aon said read the full article →

Watch all of our virtual ILS conference ILS Asia 2020 on-demand now

Our online & virtual ILS Asia 2020 conference concluded yesterday and now every session is available to watch on-demand at your leisure. It's been a fantastic few days of insightful discussions, watched by people from all over the globe. Thank you to all of our speakers and sponsors for supporting the event, read the full article →

Allstate’s Q2 catastrophe losses rise to almost $1.2bn

Aggregate catastrophe losses suffered by U.S. primary insurance giant Allstate have risen to almost $1.2 billion for the second-quarter of 2020, with the pace of severe weather losses falling slightly in June. By the end of May, Allstate had already suffered $982 million, pre-tax ($776 million, after-tax) of catastrophe losses, largely read the full article →

LGT exploring taking equity investment into reinsurer Lumen Re

LGT ILS Partners, the specialist dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) investments unit of the private bank and asset manager, is considering ways to enable equity investments to be made into its rated Class 3A reinsurance underwriting vehicle Lumen Re. Speaking during a panel session at our ILS Asia 2020 conference yesterday, Partner read the full article →

Twelve Capital to offer its growing UCITS cat bond fund in Aus & NZ

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, is to expand its offering to investors in Australia and New Zealand to include its UCITS catastrophe bond fund, which is a strategy the manager has been successfully growing recently. Back at the end of January, Twelve Capital reported read the full article →

Cat bonds to become increasingly “mainstream” investments: Houghton, Fermat

Catastrophe bonds are likely to become an increasingly "mainstream" component of institutional investor portfolios, as the asset class comes under increasing attention having proved its value again during the volatility driven by the pandemic, according to Brett Houghton, Managing Director at Fermat Capital Management. The catastrophe bond asset class and other read the full article →

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 →