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Cat bond market has very good shot to break records in 2021: GC’s Anger

Despite a potential slowing of catastrophe bond issuance from the reinsurer side, there’s still a very good chance that 2021 issuance will break the record set last year, according to Cory Anger, Managing Director of GC Securities, the specialist ILS and capital markets unit of Guy Carpenter. Across traditional 144A cat read the full article →

Timing more important than tenure for ILS investors: Lane at ILS Asia

While it’s not essential to invest in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class for decades to achieve expected returns, it is important that investors time their entry into the space, according to Morton Lane, President, Lane Financial LLC and Director, MSFE Program, The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. As part of read the full article →

ILS can challenge reinsurance capacity in Asia: MS Amlin’s Ho

In emerging Asia, there are opportunities for insurance-linked securities (ILS), despite the perception that reinsurance markets across the region remain in a developing phase, according to William Ho, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MS Amlin Asia Pacific, and Head of Reinsurance for Asia, MS Amlin. With the exception of Japan, which read the full article →

ILS portfolio expansion a matter of price & terms: Investors at ILS Asia

All of the pieces are in place for growth in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class across the Asia region, it’s just a matter of time, as well as pricing and terms of available investments, according to a panel of experienced pension fund investors who allocate to the ILS sector. Asia read the full article →

Asia market development to support non-cat ILS growth: Panellists

Investments in non-catastrophe insurance-linked securities (ILS) can bring some significant benefits to investors, but for this market to develop in Asia, the region’s primary insurance market needs to evolve, according to industry experts. Today, Artemis held a virtual panel discussion with main sponsor Vesttoo, as an extension of our ILS Asia read the full article →

No room for complacency around earthquake risk: ILS Asia 2021

To the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, earthquake risk is one of the biggest peril threats in the world and one that the market can’t be complacent about, according to Paul Wilson, Head of Non-Life Analytics at Securis Investment Partners. In recent years, the resilience of the ILS market has read the full article →

Signs of rates levelling off, but ILS returns still attractive: ILS Asia 2021

After several years of rate and term improvements, notably in the property catastrophe arena, there are signs the market is levelling off. But generally, returns in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market remain attractive, according to industry experts. After years of soft market conditions, elevated catastrophe claims, dangerously low interest rates and read the full article →

As the talent pool develops in Asia, investors will naturally follow: ILS Asia 2021

If Singapore and Hong Kong are able to establish themselves as valuable domiciles for insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, it should spur local reinsurers to develop capabilities as the investor base swells in tandem. With the exception of Japan, the ILS sector is in its infancy from an investor stand-point across much read the full article →

Hong Kong’s ILS regime must show its competitiveness: ILS Asia 2021

While the Hong Kong regulator’s insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme is expected to attract sponsors to the region, the new regime must show its competitiveness against existing and established ILS domiciles, say industry experts. Hong Kong’s emergence as a new Asian domicile for the issuance of catastrophe bond and ILS transactions read the full article →

AM RE ‘very happy’ to expand with right capital partners: CEO Barder, ILS Asia

Shevawn Barder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of reinsurance MGA, AM RE Syndicate Inc., discussed recently how the US specialty risk-focused firm is keen to broaden its underwriting model with the right capital partners. Leveraging its originate/underwrite distribution model, AM RE matches US specialty insurance risk with different capital sources. The company is read the full article →