ILW news

News and articles about ILW contracts. ILW’s are typically a fully-collateralised reinsurance transaction, better known as an industry loss warranty (ILW).

ILW’s provide mainly retrocessional reinsurance protection, on an industry loss trigger basis and can be structured as a derivative or swap, or a traditional reinsurance contract.

ILW’s are popular hedging tools for global reinsurance firms, who can hedge their broad industry exposure to major catastrophe losses using a contract that pays out based on the industry-wide loss experience from an event.


Tremor sees higher live cat interest for hurricane Sally than with Laura

Tremor Technologies, the insurtech offering a technology-based programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace, experienced higher activity in its live cat ILW marketplace yesterday for hurricane Sally, than it did a few weeks ago for Laura. The company launched a live cat industry loss warranty (ILW) marketplace for hurricane Sally yesterday, read the full article →

Tremor to run live cat auctions for every hurricane, including today for Sally

Tremor Technologies, the insurtech company that offers a technology-based programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace, is set to make its marketplace available for every major hurricane threat, with live cat auctions set to be run by the insurtech, including today for hurricane Sally. Hurricane Sally is heading for a northern read the full article →

Aon Reinsurance Solutions hires Pett from Nephila in Bermuda

Aon's Reinsurance Solutions division has announced the hire of Stephen Pett in Bermuda, who joins the broker from his most recent position with insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Nephila Capital. Pett joins Aon as a Vice President and broker and will focus on instruments such as industry loss warranties (ILW's) other read the full article →

$10m U.S. wind industry loss transaction issued on Tullett Prebon ILN platform

Tullett Prebon has successfully completed another issuance through its Insurance Linked Notes (ILN) platform, with a $10 million U.S. wind industry loss instrument arranged, securitised and issued to investors. Electronic and voice interdealer broker and part of the TP ICAP group Tullett Prebon revealed a trading and issuance platform for what read the full article →

Live cat ILW’s fail to trade as Laura’s track stays east of Houston: Tremor

While hurricane Laura was intensifying rapidly on its path towards the Gulf Coast, insurtech firm Tremor Technologies ran a series of industry loss warranty (ILW) auctions, but no trades were made as the market assumed the loss would not be significant enough to warrant the added coverage. Interest in trading live read the full article →

Tremor to run hurricane Laura ILW auctions today

Just an hour ago, we published a piece asking why acquiring hedging capacity when a major hurricane threat is in the water isn't easier and as if by magic it transpires that insurtech Tremor Technologies will run a series of industry loss warranty (ILW) auctions this afternoon, U.S. time, which read the full article →

“Material increase” in ILW purchasing seen at renewals: Aon

Purchasing of retrocessional reinsurance coverage in industry-loss warranty (ILW) form was seen to show a "material increase" around the mid-year renewal season, according to broker Aon. In the companies' latest reinsurance market report, Aon said that the industry loss warranty (ILW) market is one area where a lot of activity has read the full article →

Cat bonds & ILW’s to benefit in any post-Covid-19 ILS market expansion: S&P

More predictable and transparent insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures, offering less ambiguous coverage, may be the immediate winners after the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, with catastrophe bonds and industry loss warranty (ILW) contracts an area set to receive increasing investor focus, according to S&P. S&P Global Ratings asked in a recent report whether read the full article →

ILW price sheets slip further from reality, don’t reflect Florida firming

We can't speak for every reinsurance broking team that puts out a regular sheet of pricing indications for industry-loss warranty (ILW) protection, but many of the ones we've seen in the last couple of weeks (which include some of the bigger players) haven't updated their price indications for Florida wind read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Sean Bourgeois, Tremor Technologies

We have another new addition to our Artemis Live series of video interviews with leaders of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance markets this week, featuring Sean Bourgeois, Founder & CEO of technology-based programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace provider Tremor Technologies Inc. All of our Artemis Live video interviews read the full article →