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London should “be bold” on ILS post-Brexit: Drinker Biddle

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU last week, U.S. domiciled law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has provided some thoughts on what a post-Brexit world may look like for the London and UK market, citing the possibility that it may not be negative for the plans to read the full article →

Consistent access to reinsurance positive for re/insurers post-Brexit

The UK insurance and reinsurance market is awash with uncertainty, as the ramifications of a UK vote to leave the European Union are digested and London seeks to understand what a vote for Brexit will mean for its future prospects.Industry leaders have come forward to insist that London, and the read the full article →

Post-Brexit uncertainty for re/insurance, low correlation highlighted

As the world digests the ramifications of the UK's Brexit vote to leave the European Union, the equity analysts are assessing the potential impact to the insurance and reinsurance sector, particularly in the UK and Europe.One theme emerges and it's a reflection of a key investor attraction to the insurance-linked read the full article →

No immediate Brexit hit to ILS market, but structural issues to consider

So, overnight the United Kingdom population has voted in favour of leaving the European Union, in what is to many a surprising result that presents a number of potential issues for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market to consider.Clearly, the ILS market is an international business, with both the end investors read the full article →

Bermuda’s AIFMD ambitions to assist ILS fund access to Europe

Bermuda is seeking to ready itself to be considered as a "third-country," or non-European Union, with passport rights under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), a move which would benefit local ILS funds and managers.If a jurisdiction can be approved with third-country equivalence under AIFMD, it would enable non-EU read the full article →

ILS manager Twelve Capital adds three hires in London

Zurich, Switzerland headquartered specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance-linked investment manager Twelve Capital AG has added three new hires in its London office, as the asset manager builds capabilities to continue to strengthen its offering.Twelve Capital began as an ILS focused investment manager, offering reinsurance linked funds investing in catastrophe read the full article →

Where next for ILS? Willis Re surveys ILS investors on the future

Across the peak catastrophe zones, insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and their managers have had a real impact on pricing and this looks set to continue as ILS capitalises on its lower cost of capital, a survey undertaken by Willis Re found.Willis Re publishes some results of a survey on alternative read the full article →

SS&C GlobeOp gets approval for AIFMD ready Depositary Lite service

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market's investment managers are affected by the forthcoming Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD) and service providers are busy rolling out solutions to make ILS investment managers transitions simpler.SS&C GlobeOp, a leading provider of fund administration services, including a dedicated ILS and risk linked securities specialist read the full article →

Interview: Tony Rettino on building a sustainable reinsurance model

This interview with Tony Rettino, Founding Principal and Portfolio Manager at ILS investment specialist Elementum Advisors discusses the sustainability of the ILS reinsurance model and where growth opportunities will come from for the sector.This interview is taken from the recently published report by specialist financial services, pensions and investments publisher read the full article →

The ILS & alternative reinsurance market may be bigger than you think

Just how much capital is there in the insurance-linked securities, alternative reinsurance capital and associated markets? Estimates tend to range from $40 billion to $50 billion, but a feature we're launching today suggests it is higher than that.Note: Slight update to total AuM due to some double counting, now rectified.Today read the full article →