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Transparency & proactive relationships are key, say leading ILS investors

Pension fund investors that allocate to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space are looking for a certain level of transparency, humility, and a dynamic relationship, according to Craig Dandurand, Head of Debt at the Future Fund of Australia. On the penultimate day of our virtually held ILS Asia 2020 conference back in 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 →

Artemis ILS Asia 2020 – post-conference report

Welcome to the Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference report, which explores some of the discussions that took place during our fifth event focused on the region. Unable to travel to Singapore owing to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, ILS Asia 2020 was our first virtually held conference. Spread over five read the full article →

Asia to become increasingly relevant in life insurance-linked securities

Globally, the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space is gaining momentum and in Asia specifically, the risk/return profile appears to be improving, according to Luca Tres, Head of Life, Securis Investment Partners. Tres, alongside Tom Spreutels, Head of Origination, Life & Alternative Credit at Leadenhall Capital Partners, participated in an expert panel read the full article →

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 →