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Gallagher Re adds Norris from Aon Securities as dedicated cyber ILS broker

Reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has announced the hire of a dedicated cyber insurance-linked securities (ILS) resource, adding Theo Norris from Aon Securities as a resource to help bring new capacity to the cyber market. Norris most recently worked at Aon Securities, the capital markets unit of the insurance and reinsurance broker. At read the full article →

Artemis Live interview: Why isn’t the ILS market writing more cyber risk?

For our latest Artemis Live video interview, we were joined by Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS to discuss the subject of cyber risk and ask the question, why isn't it a bigger exposure in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market? For almost a decade, the subject of cyber insurance-linked securities (ILS), cyber read the full article →

Cyber ILS & retro needed to improve market capacity: S&P

The development of a robust cyber retrocessional reinsurance market and the use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) or alternative capital, would help the cyber insurance market with its capital management and make much-needed capacity available, according to S&P Global Ratings. S&P believes that the cyber insurance market needs more support and capacity, read the full article →

Envelop Risk aims for hybrid balance-sheet approach after raising $130m

Envelop Risk, a company that had a managing general agency (MGA) and data driven approach to providing cyber risk analysis and reinsurance underwriting products has raised a significant $130 million Series B financing led by major investor SoftBank and now targets becoming a risk taker as well. Envelop Risk was launched read the full article →

CFC gets ILS & pension fund backing for Syndicate 1988 launch

Specialist cyber focused underwriter CFC has announced that backing for its newly launched Lloyd's Syndicate 1988 includes an insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund, a large pension fund, and also reinsurance firms based in Bermuda, Cayman and Japan. It's a vote of confidence for CFC's cyber underwriting, with the company acknowledged as one read the full article →

Cyber will need massive amounts of additional capital: Gallagher Re’s Newman

Underwriting of cyber insurance and reinsurance risks is going to require "massive amounts of additional capital" to support what is expected to be a particularly fast-growing class of business, according to broker Gallagher Re's Ian Newman. Newman, who is the Global Head of Cyber at reinsurance broking unit Gallagher Re, explained read the full article →

Hudson Structured & Aon team up for $70m cyber catastrophe product

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., which enters into insurance and reinsurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda, has teamed up with broking powerhouse Aon for a new cyber catastrophe coverage product, that can cover systemic cyber risks for insurance and reinsurance ceding companies. The pair have already entered into their first deal, read the full article →

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 →

Cyber accumulation is COVID on steroids. Private capital needed: Benchimol

The way we think about accumulations of cyber risk is a bit like COVID on steroids and the potential size of economic losses from major cyber loss events means private capital is needed to support the risk but that a public-private approach is required, AXIS Capital CEO Albert Benchimol has read the full article →

Parametric cyber business interruption cover launched at Lloyd’s

A new cyber business interruption insurance solution using parametric triggers related to outages has been launched at Lloyd's with backing from Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) and other members of Lloyd’s Product Innovation Facility including reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe. The parametric risk transfer product is designed to provide business interruption coverage to small read the full article →