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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 →

Allianz tests cyber risk securitisation, but “not priority number one”

Global insurance and reinsurance group Allianz has been testing out the securitisation of cyber risks and there transfer to capital markets investors, but the firms CFO explained recently not to expect an explosion of such activity, as it is "not priority number one."Through its industrial insurance and risk transfer group read the full article →

Alternative capital not hindering Munich Re’s cyber growth (yet)

Reinsurance giant Munich Re aims to keep a 10% share of the growing global cyber marketplace and so far says that alternative sources of capital are not impinging on the cyber sector, with little competition seen from ILS market sources.Much has been made of the potential for the insurance-linked securities read the full article →