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Guernsey wants green ESG kitemark option for its ILS structures

The domicile island of Guernsey wants to make available a green kitemark for insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures transacted there, enabling ILS issuers to apply for the ability to verify the environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials of an arrangement. The question of the ILS markets ESG credentials is a hot topic read the full article →

ESG a prerequisite for the future of ILS: Plenum’s Dirk Schmelzer

Dirk Schmelzer of Plenum Investments AG has urged insurance-linked securities (ILS) market participants to realise that ESG is not just an opportunity, but an essential component of the market’s future. Schmelzer, who is a Member of the Executive Board and Portfolio Manager at specialist catastrophe bond and ILS investment manager, Plenum, read the full article →

Generali develops framework for Green insurance-linked securities (ILS)

Generali, one of the largest global insurance and asset management companies, has recognised the potential for insurance and reinsurance linked investments to have green or ESG credentials and has developed a framework for Green insurance-linked securities (ILS). As a recognised European sponsor of catastrophe bonds, as one of the way's it read the full article →

ESG qualities of ILS driving greater investor interest: Wojciechowski, BSX

As institutional investors look to asset classes that promote sustainable and responsible investing, increasingly, they are drawn to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) qualities of insurance-linked securities (ILS), according to Greg Wojciechowski, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX). Speaking during a panel discussion held read the full article →

Public sector demand, ESG qualities support ILS growth: HSBC’s Hoekema, Goonewardene

The ongoing expansion of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class is increasingly supported by government and NGO activity, while investors take advantage of a compelling ESG proposition, according to Andries Hoekema, HSBC Global Asset Management and Helen Goonewardene, HSBC Issuer Services. Surpassing $90 billion in 2018, the ILS market has continued, read the full article →