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Tech & ILS can support fragile SME infrastructure: Palihapitiya, OTT Risk at ILS NYC 2021

The arrival of the global pandemic shone a light on the fragility of the infrastructure that supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the world, but with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, there’s an opportunity waiting to be unlocked, according to OTT Risk's Chamath Palihapitiya. Soon read the full article →

ILS maturing nicely, but education still needed: Mayer Brown, ILS NYC 2021

Overall, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is maturing in an attractive manner but as new sponsors and jurisdictions enter the fold, there’s a need for continued education, according to global law firm Mayer Brown. The legal work in the ILS world is significant and critical in driving innovation and ensuring everything read the full article →

Climate to drive massive demand for contingent risk capital: Douglas, ILS NYC 2021

The deepening of the world's understanding, measurement and valuation of climate risks is going to drive a massive demand for contingent risk capital, which parametric triggers and insurance-linked securities (ILS) will be well-suited to serve, Rowan Douglas of Willis Towers Watson explained during our ILS NYC event this week. Rowan Douglas, read the full article →

The unexpected could drive Covid industry loss higher: Johansmeyer, ILS NYC 2021

Widespread uncertainty remains around much of the ultimate industry loss from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but if the numbers reach as high as some of the early estimates, it's likely to be for unexpected reasons, says Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS. So far, publicly reported pandemic-related losses, IBNR reserves and estimates read the full article →

World Bank & its members see real benefits of ILS: Bennett, ILS NYC 2021

The World Bank sees the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector providing significant benefits for member country governments, but elements of the catastrophe bond structure could be adapted to make it an even more attractive tool for sovereign disaster risk financing. This is according to Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, read the full article →

An extra day of ILS NYC 2021 with two more broadcasts

Thanks to popular demand and a number of stars aligning, we are delighted to bring you two additional broadcasts from our virtual ILS NYC 2021 conference today. We've already broadcast twelve videos from this year's ILS NYC event, all of which are now available for our readers to view on-demand. But today read the full article →

ESG expansion a growth opportunity for ILS: Rivaldi, ILS NYC 2021

The already large environmental, social and governance (ESG) investor community is poised to expand further, but in order for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector to really take advantage of the opportunity it needs to address certain challenges, says Marcus Rivaldi, Managing Director of Analytics, Twelve Capital. Amid a heightened and lasting read the full article →

Cat bonds can be a more permanent source of capital: Anger, ILS NYC 2021

The next phase of the catastrophe bond market will see a shift from the structure’s use for deep capacity and as a risk management tool, to being viewed as a more permanent form of capital, according to Cory Anger, GC Securities. On day three of Artemis ILS NYC 2021, the audience read the full article →

Creating a bridge to expand the remit of ILS: Panel at ILS NYC 2021

The focus of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market on short-tail catastrophe risks has resulted in a funding gap for longer-tail exposures, but as investor comfort increases, there’s an opportunity for the market to expand its remit. The third day of our virtual Artemis ILS NYC 2021 conference began with the event’s read the full article →

Rated carrier can be smoother for ILS investors: Stahel, ILS NYC 2021

The utilisation of a rated balance-sheet by an ILS fund manager can help “to smooth out” some elements for insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors, says Michael Stahel, Partner at LGT ILS Partners. Speaking during the second day of the virtually held Artemis ILS NYC 2021 conference, Stahel discussed ILS allocation strategies both read the full article →