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PERILS acquires Canadian loss & exposure data firm CatIQ

PERILS AG, the Zurich headquartered provider of catastrophe loss data and indices, has announced that it has acquired Canadian loss and exposure data firm Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).Toronto based CatIQ provides catastrophe loss and exposure information in Canada, collecting event loss and exposure data from most of the read the full article →

ILW market dynamics offer attractive investment potential

The industry loss warranty (ILW) market offers an attractive investment opportunity at this point in time, as market dynamics have reduced available capacity, meaning fewer coverage providers exist right now and ILW returns are on the rise.Those ILS markets for which ILWs and other index-linked reinsurance and retrocession products are read the full article →

SCOR’s results confirm Japanese typhoon loss creep trend from Jebi & Trami

Results announced this morning by global reinsurance firm SCOR confirm the loss creep trend we're expecting to see from Japanese typhoons Jebi and Trami, as the company revealed a EUR 53 million hit to profits.Yesterday, Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm AXIS Capital revealed a $30 million Japan typhoon loss creep read the full article →

Rochdale ILW mutual fund in 6.6% return, says ILW market “compelling”

The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund (CNRLX), an industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund, managed a 6.6% annual return in the year to Jan 31st 2019, while its assets under management increased in the last quarter as well.Given the focus of the City National read the full article →

ILW payouts on the cards after typhoon Jebi loss estimate rises

Typhoon Jebi has already become the loss creep story of 2019 so far, but it's set to become an even higher profile case as a rising industry loss estimate for the storm means it's now expected that a number of industry loss warranty (ILW) contracts will payout.We understand that one read the full article →

ILW prices rise for Florida wind triggers as renewal approaches

Indicative pricing for certain types of industry-loss warranty (ILW) backed retrocessional reinsurance protection has been on the rise, with Florida wind and as a result U.S. all natural perils seeing the largest increases of in advance of the mid-year renewals.In 2019 there has been a scarcity of capacity for certain read the full article →

Miller completes acquisition of ILW broker Alston Gayler (AG)

Miller Insurance Services LLP, the London broker majority owned by Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has completed its acquisition of Lloyd’s accredited and London headquartered insurance and reinsurance broker Alston Gayler (AG).Alston Gayler has a recognised ILW broking practice specialty and experience broking to collateralised reinsurance markets as a result and read the full article →

ILW pricing stays relatively flat since recent catastrophe losses

Pricing for industry-loss warranty (ILW) backed retrocessional reinsurance protection has not shifted significantly since the aggregation of recent catastrophe loss events, with brokers still pitching capacity at the same rates as prior to the wildfires, sources have told us.Since the California wildfires are now assumed to be a $15 billion read the full article →

ILW triggers on watch for typhoon Jebi, hurricane Michael & wildfire losses

The industry loss warranty (ILW) market is waiting nervously for confirmed estimates of industry losses to emerge for a number of recent catastrophe events around the globe, with certain trigger points on-watch and further ILW losses possible in the coming weeks.The ILW market, which largely provides retrocessional forms of reinsurance read the full article →

ILW broker Alston Gayler (AG) to be acquired by Miller

Lloyd’s accredited and London headquartered insurance and reinsurance broker Alston Gayler (AG), which has a recognised ILW broking practice, is to be acquired by fellow broker Miller Insurance Services LLP, the London broker majority owned by Willis Towers Watson (WTW).Alston Gayler (AG) is well-known as a broker in the insurance-linked read the full article →