Industry loss warranties news

News and articles about industry loss warranties (ILW). Industry loss warranties (ILW’s) are typically a fully-collateralised reinsurance transaction, often known as simply an ILW.

Industry loss warranties provide mainly retrocessional reinsurance protection, on an industry-loss trigger basis and can be structured as a derivative or swap, or a traditional reinsurance arrangement.

Industry loss warranty contracts (ILW’s) are popular hedging tools for global reinsurance firms, enabling them to 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.


Cat bond & ILW activity help drive PERILS-based transaction limit higher

An increase in use of PERILS industry loss triggers in industry-loss warranty (ILW) transactions focused on European windstorm risk, plus the buoyant catastrophe bond market, have helped to drive PERILS-based limits at risk up 11% to US $3.2 billion, as of the end of August. PERILS AG, the Zurich-headquartered provide of read the full article →

City National Rochdale ILW fund grows net assets 9% to $168.4m

The industry-loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual fund strategy offered by investment adviser City National Rochdale (CNR) has grown its net assets by roughly 9% during the last quarter of record. While overall net assets grew by 9%, the investments held by the fund, which are largely in industry-loss warranties (ILW's), as read the full article →

ILW market continued to soften like cat bonds into July renewal: Willis Re

The market for industry-loss warranty (ILW) protection continued to soften into the July renewal, broker Willis Re has explained, which appears to be a continuation of the trend seen pre-June, as these structures followed the catastrophe bond market's pricing. More predictable structures have proven incredibly popular among insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors read the full article →

Industry-loss warranty (ILW) market softens YoY as capacity rises

Following conversations with a number of market sources, it seems that the market for industry-loss warranty (ILW) protection has softened year-on-year, following on the heels of the catastrophe bond market as capacity turns its attention to ILW's in the run up to the renewals. Just the other day we explained that read the full article →

Price Forbes hires retro & ILW broker Nicolas Bardon in Bermuda

Global independent brokerage Price Forbes has announced a new key hire in Bermuda, as the company appointed Nicolas Bardon as Executive Vice President, bringing retrocessional reinsurance and industry-loss warranty (ILW) capabilities to the firm. Bardon is a specialist retro broker and industry loss warranty (ILW) are a key product offering he read the full article →

Florida ILW price indications up as much as 50% year-on-year

With the Florida reinsurance renewals fast approaching, it's interesting to learn that indicative pricing for industry-loss warranty (ILW) protection covering hurricanes affecting the state is up significantly year-on-year, but actual market pricing may be flat or even down. Please read our update at the foot of this article. The market for read the full article →

ILW market attention shifting to mid-year hedges and Florida: Willis Re

The industry loss warranty (ILW) market saw pricing spike to levels aligned with the pre-mid year 2020 market, as attention shifts to arranging hedges and covering Florida exposures, broker Willis Re has said. The industry loss warranty (ILW) market, which is predominantly a source of capital market backed retrocessional reinsurance and read the full article →

Strong ILW demand at January renewal, more expected in June: CNR

Investment adviser City National Rochdale (CNR) explained that strong demand was seen for industry-loss warranty (ILW) capacity at the January 2021 reinsurance renewals and with capacity for this market still seen as more limited, more of the same is expected for June. The adviser offers the City National Rochdale Select Strategies read the full article →

Lockton Re hires ex-CATCo CUO Simon Moore

Lockton Re, the reinsurance business of the privately held independent global broking firm, has hired Simon Moore, the former Chief Underwriting Officer of CATCo, as a Senior Broker within its Non-Marine Retrocession & Property Specialty team in London. Moore had joined collateralized retrocessional reinsurance investment fund manager CATCo back in 2015, read the full article →

Lockton Re hires Aon ILW practice head Parcell in Bermuda

Lockton Re, the reinsurance business of the privately held independent global broking firm, has announced a key hire in Bermuda, taking Thomas Parcell from Aon as its new Chief Broking Officer on the island. Lockton Re has been building out its Bermuda platform of late and Parcell marks a key move read the full article →