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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 →

U.S. riot losses accelerated & worsened by pandemic: Johansmeyer at ILS Asia 2020

In an extensive and insightful keynote at the virtually held Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference (now available on-demand), Head of PCS, Tom Johansmeyer discussed a number of Covid-19 loss scenarios, including the potential combined impacts of the virus and strike riot, civil commotion (SRCC) in the U.S. Triggered by the killing read the full article →

LGT exploring taking equity investment into reinsurer Lumen Re

LGT ILS Partners, the specialist dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) investments unit of the private bank and asset manager, is considering ways to enable equity investments to be made into its rated Class 3A reinsurance underwriting vehicle Lumen Re. Speaking during a panel session at our ILS Asia 2020 conference yesterday, Partner read the full article →

Covid-19 could drive increased life ILS opportunities: ILS Asia 2020

Overall, the impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic are expected to be positive for opportunities in the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, according to Luca Tres, Partner, Head of Life, Securis Investment Partners. Life ILS, the somewhat less prevalent side of the global ILS sector, continues to expand as investors become read the full article →

ILS an instrumental part of solving Asia’s protection gap: Schultz, Aon Securities

The trend of insured against uninsured losses across the Asia Pacific region is not sustainable, and the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market will need to play an integral role in addressing the issue, according to Paul Schultz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Securities. The Asia Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to read the full article →

Asian risk managers are warming up to parametrics: ILS Asia 2020

There’s still a very real need for greater education and awareness, but risk managers across Asia are becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of parametric structures, according to industry experts. Parametric insurance continues to expand and is increasingly providing some of the world’s most vulnerable people with vital protection against a read the full article →

Asia, a key part of the ILS market & interest is growing: ILS Asia 2020

The Asia Pacific region has become a key component of the global insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace and interest from cedants and issuers continues to surge, according to industry experts. Speaking yesterday during the opening day of the virtually held Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference, ILS market executives and experts explored the read the full article →