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ILW trading increased on higher pricing at mid-year renewals: Aon

Industry loss warranty (ILW) trading picked up around the middle of the year, as tailwinds drove higher pricing and increased demand also played a factor in driving volumes up, according to Aon.The insurance and reinsurance brokers capital market unit Aon Securities reports that market pricing and clients willingness to pay read the full article →

Informal ILW triggers can cause trapped collateral & basis risk, PCS warns

The use of informal data sources as inputs to industry loss warranty (ILW) triggers can cause issues related to collateral such as its trapping and produce additional basis risk, according to Property Claim Services (PCS).PCS has produced a report that analyses analysis challenges faced by the global industry loss warranty 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 →

Capital One cyber attack designated as PCS Global Cyber loss event

The recent Capital One cyber hack attack and resulting significant data breach could lead to a significant cyber insurance and possibly reinsurance market loss, leading Property Claim Services (PCS) to designate the event.Our sister publication Reinsurance News explained over a week ago that U.S. and global banking and personal finance 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 →

Survey on cyber risk transfer via insurance-linked securities (ILS)

We're delighted to have partnered with the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland to promote and publish a survey on the transfer of cyber risks using insurance-linked securities (ILS).The survey, which you can submit your responses to here, seeks to help identify the optimal product read the full article →

MS Amlin invests in cyber reinsurance MGA Envelop Risk

Leading international insurance and reinsurance firm MS Amlin, part of the MS&AD group, is investing in cyber reinsurance MGA Envelop Risk.Envelop Risk launched a year ago with a mandate to provide data driven cyber risk analysis and reinsurance products.The firm also sees an opportunity to tap into the capital markets read the full article →

Norsk Hydro cyber attack may cost $41m. AIG leads cyber insurance

Norsk Hydro has said today that its costs from the cyber attack by malware or ransomware are estimated at up to US $41 million just from the first week since the event occurred.Norsk Hydro is one of the world’s largest aluminium manufacturing firms.The Norway-headquartered company’s operations were disrupted after unusual read the full article →