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ILS Capital Management announces senior hires

Bermuda based investment management firm ILS Capital Management, Ltd., which specialises in delivering its clients investment opportunities in collateralized reinsurance and insurance-linked securities, has announced two new hires to its team. The firm which was established in 2011 by reinsurance industry veteran Don Kramer has been focused on raising capital, read the full article →

ILS market has a long way to go before it can realise its full potential: PwC

The insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market has been going from strength to strength in the last twelve months. We often write about the successes of the market, the growth that is being experienced and the burgeoning interest from both potential sponsors and return-seeking investors. The market seems very healthy read the full article →

Potential growing for life insurance-linked securitization: S&P

You'd be forgiven for thinking that the insurance-linked securities market was only about catastrophe risk securitization if you looked at our Deal Directory and in recent months it has been. However, according to panelists at ratings agency Standard & Poor's recent Insurance 2012 Conference there's life in life insurance-linked securitization read the full article →

Kramer: Seeing an “explosion” in the insurance-linked securities business

We love a bullish quote here on Artemis and veteran reinsurance industry exec Don Kramer has provided one at the Bermuda Captive Conference which has been held over the last few days on the island. The CEO of ILS Capital Management, Kramer is quoted in this Royal Gazette article as read the full article →

The catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security transactions issued during 2011

2011 has been a very interesting year for the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities market. We've seen cat bond defaults as a number of deals became a total loss, uncertainty as issuance stalled after the new RMS risk model was released, continuing financial market turbulence and other disasters which threatened read the full article →

Mercer recommends insurance-linked securities to investors

Mercer, the global consulting, investment and outsourcing firm, has recommended that investors revisit alternative investments if they are looking for boosted returns from their portfolio. Mercer highlights a solid opportunity in alternative investments as a great way to find good returns while being uncorrelated to traditional equity type investments.Specifically Mercer read the full article →