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Philippines seeks reinsurance to cover $19.6bn of state assets & infrastructure

The government of the Philippines continues to expand its natural catastrophe related insurance and risk transfer provisions, with the latest step being a roughly US $19.6 billion cover for certain state assets, for which it is now seeking private market reinsurance protection.The Philippines government has entered into the 1 trillion read the full article →

ILS NYC 2020: Two months to go!

There are only two months to go until we hold our ILS NYC 2020 conference, so register soon to ensure you can attend at the best possible price.We’re holding our fourth annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference held in New York City on February 7th 2020 in central midtown Manhattan.Agenda:We've already read the full article →

Reinsurers glory days are over, as dependence on ILS increases: A.M. Best

Global reinsurance market conditions are said to be improving by rating agency A.M. Best, who maintains a stable outlook on the sector, but sees traditional reinsurance capital becoming increasingly dependent on third-party sources of capacity and ILS.Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and third-party reinsurance capital are becoming increasingly important to traditional reinsurers read the full article →

Climate change adaptation financing can benefit from partnership with ILS

Climate change adaptation projects and the need for them are rising up the agenda, as a recent surge in damages from severe weather and climate related catastrophe events concentrates the mind on the importance of investing in this area.Public authorities are showing renewed and increasing interest in climate adaptation, while read the full article →

Investors seek “reinsurance pricing story” (but it’s already baked into shares)

Investors in traditional reinsurance companies are anticipating that the end of year renewals will reveal a "reinsurance pricing story" and this has already been baked into share prices, meaning reinsurers that fail to hold out on rates could risk disappointing their shareholders.Analysts from Barclays say that European reinsurers, including the read the full article →

UK pension fund Railpen hires ILS focused investment manager

Railway Pension Investments Limited (RPMI Railpen), the dedicated investment manager that looks after the pension fund for UK railway's workers, has hired a sector specialist in insurance-linked securities (ILS) from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) as an investment manager.James Turner has joined RPMI Railpen as an Investment Manager at the end read the full article →

Gap between best & worst performing ILS fund nears 10% in October

The broad diversity within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market became very apparent in October 2019, as the impacts of catastrophe losses from Hagibis drove the gap between best and worst performing ILS fund to almost 10%.It's one of the highest figures we've seen in our almost two decades tracking read the full article →

Markel CATCo listed retro fund adds new director

Markel CATCo Investment Management has added a new director to its stock exchange listed and in run-off retrocessional reinsurance focused investment strategy, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd.The Board of the retro reinsurance fund announced that they have appointed Arthur Jones as a non-executive Director effective yesterday. Jones will also read the full article →

Hagibis loss creep may not emerge until after April renewal, some fear

There are fears in the market that typhoon Hagibis is going to end up repeating what was seen with last year's typhoon Jebi, with loss creep emerging after the April reinsurance renewal again, potentially to the detriment of those hoping for significant rate increases.A number of sources have said that read the full article →

Swiss Re’s reinsurance sidecar Sector Re nears $1.1bn in size

Global reinsurance company Swiss Re has significantly increased its use of alternative or third-party investor capital within its collateralised retrocessional reinsurance sidecar vehicle Sector Re Ltd., taking the vehicles total assets to close to $1.1 billion this year.In fact, Swiss Re's sidecar vehicle Sector Re has increased in size by read the full article →