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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 →

Time right for ILS to enter cyber reinsurance market: Chatterjee, Envelop Risk

The evolution of the cyber reinsurance sector has seen a significant shift in market structure to something much more palatable for providers of insurance-linked securities (ILS) capacity, according to Ari Chatterjee, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) at Envelop Risk. Prior to 2020, cyber risk exposure was on the rise globally amid the read the full article →

Industry needs to contain cyber and intangible risks: Prospectus 2021

Within both the market and contracts the exclusion of communicable diseases is unsurprisingly a key focus, but there are other, similarly difficult to predict losses that companies should be examining, according to industry experts. “While cyber certainly shouldn't be unexpected, I really don't think we've got our arms around it, as 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 →

Cyber ILS need to be repeatable, scalable & sensible: Johansmeyer, PCS

The increasingly sophisticated participants within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market aren’t going to lap up just any cyber exposure that comes their way, the deals have to make sense, according to Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS. Cyber risk is a rapidly growing exposure which can accumulate in ways that suggests the 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 →

No major change across cyber reinsurance amid Covid-19: Johansmeyer, PCS

Although cyber criminals tend to thrive on chaos, so far, the presence of a global pandemic hasn’t led to any significant rise in activity or threat, according to Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS. “Does a virus like a pandemic, an actual physical virus, make people hack or disrupt networks? Not directly. read the full article →

Brokers report rising demand for cyber reinsurance: PartnerRe survey

Brokers are reporting increasing demand for cyber reinsurance in 2020, across the range of structures available in the market, the latest annual cyber insurance market survey from PartnerRe shows. Bermuda headquartered reinsurance firm PartnerRe has surveyed the cyber insurance market in partnership with Advisen, speaking to 260 cyber insurance brokers and read the full article →