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PCS launches Cyber RLM, a data tool for large insured cyber risks

PCS, the provider of industry loss estimates and loss data globally, has launched its first non-loss reporting platform, Cyber RLM, which will provide users with unique insights into large insured cyber risks around the globe. Containing data on many of the largest insured cyber exposures and programs, PCS Cyber RLM is read the full article →

ILS / ILW retro needed for non-affirmative cyber: Johansmeyer, PCS

As re/insurers struggle to find ways to manage their non-affirmative cyber exposures, there’s an opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) community to support an ILW-based retro market to address the issue, says Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS. Non-affirmative cyber risk losses occur when a policy pays out on a cyber cause read the full article →

Cyber modeller Kovrr adds John Butler of Cohen & Co. to advisory board

Cyber risk modelling company Kovrr has added new insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) expertise to its advisory board with the addition of John Butler, Head of Cohen & Company’s U.S. Insurance Asset Management Platform and Global ILS Program. Butler has worked in the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) space during read the full article →

Why cyber re/insurance needs ILS – Q&A with Tom Johansmeyer, PCS

There is constant chatter about cyber insurance and reinsurance as a meaningful future component peril of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class, but so far little transactional flow has been seen. We spoke with Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS, to get his view on the current status of cyber ILS. Q: read the full article →

Hiscox backs PCS trigger parametric cyber risk transfer on AkinovA

Specialist insurance, reinsurance and ILS capital manager Hiscox has provided the capital to back a novel parametric cyber risk transfer arrangement that is based on a trigger from PCS and was transacted on the technology platform created by AkinovA. It's the first transaction from the AkinovA electronic trading platform or marketplace read the full article →

ILS investors need certainty on cyber, risk models are key: CyberCube

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors are looking for greater certainty on cyber risk before diving into underwriting cyber reinsurance contracts in ILS form. While this market is still developing, CyberCube is working directly with the industry to try to drive greater understanding and comfort of the risks involved. Cyber risk is often read the full article →

Hiscox has cyber ILS fund ambitions

Hiscox is targeting the launch of a new ILS fund focused on cyber risks, as it looks to put its expertise in underwriting cyber insurance and reinsurance together with its Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies ILS management expertise to create what would be a new and unique insurance-linked investment opportunity. Hiscox read the full article →

World Bank looks at new cat bond risks, including cyber, famine, migration

The World Bank continues to explore ways it can expand the range of risks and perils that its member countries can hedge using risk transfer structures including catastrophe bonds. To-date, the World Bank has helped its member countries to hedge more than $4.25 billion of natural catastrophe risk, as well as read the full article →

Is the ILS market ready to tackle cyber?

A lack of historical and contextual data continues to hinder the entry of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market into the cyber re/insurance space, and with ‘silent’ cyber exposures adding further uncertainty, it might be easiest for the ILS sector to focus on affirmative cyber, at least to begin with. This is read the full article →

Re/insurers to partner with governments & capital markets on cyber risk: S&P

Given the enormous economic loss potential associated with cyber risks, rating agency Standard & Poor's feels it inevitable that insurance and reinsurance firms will look to both the government and capital markets to help in boosting available cyber risk capacity. In a new report on the reinsurance market's approach to cyber read the full article →