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World Bank fully supportive of direct sovereign risk transfer: Bennett

The efforts of the World Bank around disaster risk financing for its members continues to be a real benefit, and while the organisation can and will do more, this isn’t about being the dominant force in the market, according to Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, World Bank read the full article →

Tax reforms could drive more corporate cat bond issuance: Anger, GC Securities

The heightened use of indemnity structured transactions by corporates in the catastrophe bond arena is expected to open up the market, but for this to happen in a meaningful way, there’s likely need for some U.S. tax reform, according to Cory Anger, Managing Director of GC Securities. A key development of read the full article →

Industry must ‘step up’ to be really attractive for ESG investors: Rivaldi, Twelve Capital

If the global risk transfer industry ramps up its efforts around transparency, it would become a far more attractive space for the growing pool of environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investors, says Marcus Rivaldi, Managing Director of Analytics at Twelve Capital. The universe of investors seeking responsible and sustainable investments read the full article →

Common language, standardisation can unlock non-cat ILS market

A consistent flow of information, which incorporates a common language throughout the transaction chain, is vital for meaningful insurance-linked securities (ILS) participation outside of the natural catastrophe space, according to industry experts. With both cedents and investors increasingly looking to expand the area of activity for the ILS asset class, day read the full article →

Covid and SPACs are accelerants for the industry: Millette, Hudson Structured

The global risk transfer industry is poised for change amid a wave of disruption from numerous sources, a trend accelerated by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the emergence of SPACs, according to Michael Millette, the Founder and Managing Partner of specialist investment manager Hudson Structured Capital Management. Still relatively read the full article →

ILS funds ‘the best solution’ for short-tail cat business: Stahel, LGT ILS Partners

For investors looking to access pure, short-tail property catastrophe re/insurance risk, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund format is likely the optimal solution, according to Michael Stahel, Partner at LGT ILS Partners. Today, there’s more ways than ever for investors to deploy capital in their search for insurance and reinsurance linked returns. And, read the full article →

New ILS products critical to a more sustainable economy: Nephila’s Schauble

The use of advanced technologies alongside thoughtful risk capacity to create new products that support a more sustainable world and improved risk taking is vital, according to Barney Schauble, Head of Labs at Nephila Advisors. The universe of responsible and sustainable investors is on the rise with participants in many global read the full article →

ILS market development has been positive for investors: Hilti, Credit Suisse

As the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to expand its remit and reach, it’s important to consider the efforts of the fund and investment side of the space as it looks to service a growing investor base. During the opening day of Artemis’ virtually held ILS NYC 2021 conference, Niklaus Hilti, read the full article →

In uncertain times, industry loss triggers make sense: Johansmeyer

In light of current market conditions and a heightened awareness about the hidden costs of UNL or indemnity business, it makes sense to leverage the industry loss index product, according to Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS. Industry loss metrics provided by PCS are extremely valuable for the industry and increasingly utilised read the full article →

The next-generation of ILS is already in development

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has never stood still during its relatively young, approximately 25 year history. But it's clear that the ILS industry is acutely focused on delivering more evolutionary change and progress at this time, with the next-generation of ILS risk transfer and investment opportunities already in development. We've read the full article →