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Growth in non-traditional ILS sponsors a reasonable expectation: Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Securities, expects to see different types of sponsors increasingly enter the insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace in Asia and also around the globe. Delivering a keynote at the virtually held Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference, Schultz explored the history and evolution of ILS in read the full article →

It’s on the market to develop refined parametric structures: Panellists

It’s up to insurance, reinsurance and ILS market participants to improve the acceptability of parametric insurance structures across the Asia Pacific region, say industry experts at ILS Asia 2020. Although leveraged more widely in the Indian agricultural sector and the Japanese catastrophe arena, parametric insurance remains a relatively new concept across read the full article →

Evolution of Singapore’s ILS infrastructure to attract new sponsors

As Singapore evolves as an insurance-linked securities (ILS) domicile and enables regulatory, legal and tax changes, the ability of the region to facilitate ILS in all forms will attract a growing number of new sponsors, according to industry experts. Singapore has ambitions to become a leading hub for ILS business in read the full article →

ILS can support vast growth opportunity in emerging Asia: Peak Re CEO

There’s a very real and vast opportunity for sustained insurance sector growth across emerging Asia over the next decade, and insurance-linked securities (ILS) capacity will be required, according to executives at Hong Kong domiciled reinsurance company Peak Re. When compared to the rest of the world, property and casualty (P&C) insurance read the full article →

ILS has shown “remarkable” resilience: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Even in the face of Covid-19, the resilience of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has been impressive, but moving forward, the entire risk transfer industry needs to be more attentive to emerging complex risks, says Benny Chey, Assistant Managing Director (Development and International), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). In his opening read the full article →

Positive opportunities for ILS moving forward, say experts at ILS Asia 2020

The past few months have provided unprecedented challenges for all areas of the global financial markets, but for insurance-linked securities (ILS) players, the ongoing desire for un-correlated assets presents a great opportunity, according to industry experts. On the final day of our virtual ILS Asia 2020 conference, leaders and experts from read the full article →

ILS altered how reinsurers structure their operations: Lane, ILS Asia 2020

The alternative, or third-party reinsurance capital market, has permanently altered the structure of reinsurers and will continue to do so moving forward, according to Dr. Morton Lane, President, Lane Financial LLC, and Director, The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. During the penultimate day of the virtual Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference, read the full article →

Everest Re plans expansion of Mt. Logan Re strategy: Doucette, ILS Asia 2020

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer Everest Re Group continues to explore ways to evolve and develop its alternative capital play, according to John Doucette, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Reinsurance Division. In the first-quarter of 2020, Everest Re reported that premiums ceded to its collateralized reinsurance read the full article →

Lessons learnt in ILS after challenging few years, say end-investors

For many in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space the experience of losses, creep, and uncertainty around trapped collateral over the past few years was a first, and, undoubtedly, lessons have been learnt. This was the view of the opening panel on the penultimate day of our virtually held conference, ILS Asia read the full article →

Watch all of our virtual ILS conference ILS Asia 2020 on-demand now

Our online & virtual ILS Asia 2020 conference concluded yesterday and now every session is available to watch on-demand at your leisure. It's been a fantastic few days of insightful discussions, watched by people from all over the globe. Thank you to all of our speakers and sponsors for supporting the event, read the full article →