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Hong Kong targets issuance of first ILS or cat bond in 2021: IA

Hong Kong's proposed insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme, that will pay a share of issuance costs for catastrophe bond sponsors electing to use the domicile once its ILS regulatory regime is ready, is seen as an initiative to enhance the development of the local marketplace and could result in a read the full article →

Hong Kong’s ILS grant scheme to cover ~US $1.6m of issuance costs

Hong Kong's Government has revealed some of the details of its proposed insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme, through which it will pay a share of issuance costs for any ILS structures issued out of the Special Administrative Region. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR) of the People’s Republic of read the full article →

Hong Kong targets ILS as important driver of reinsurance growth

The Hong Kong government's Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) has said in a report that it sees insurance-linked securities (ILS) as an important driver of future growth for the Hong Kong reinsurance market. The FSDC notes that the Hong Kong insurance market is facing increasing competition regionally, with reinsurance one of read the full article →

New RMS China Typhoon Model could help facilitate insurance-linked securities

Risk Management Solutions (RMS) have launched a new risk model covering both mainland China and Hong kong typhoon risks. Flood is one of the key loss drivers of typhoon events and China is a country that suffers particularly badly. The RMS® China Typhoon Model is said to deliver significant advancements read the full article →