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ILS NYC 2020: Two weeks today! Tickets now running low

There are now over 330 attendees already registered for our upcoming insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in New York on February 7th. Tickets are now becoming limited for ILS NYC 2020 so please register soon.There is still space left and tickets available. However, we urge you not to leave it too read the full article →

Transverse acquires ASLIC to expand fronting to non-admitted programs

Transverse Insurance Group, a program and fronting carrier that wants to help facilitate access to risk for insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and investors, has acquired a second insurance carrier specifically to enable its expansion to front for non-admitted programs.Transverse has an agnostic view as to where capital to back its read the full article →

Nephila a reinsurer to Boost-backed cyber risk insurtech Cowbell

Nephila Capital, the largest manager of mainly catastrophe and weather insurance linked securities and reinsurance linked assets, has lined up as one of the reinsurers supporting a technology-led cyber insurance company named Cowbell Cyber, signalling a step in the direction of specialty lines underwriting.Cowbell Cyber is an insurtech that leverages read the full article →

First Eclipse Re private cat bond of 2020 comes to market, a $10m issue

The Horseshoe managed private catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance vehicle Eclipse Re Ltd. has completed its first issuance of 2020, a $10 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2020-01A) transaction.After a busy 2019, when this transformer and private ILS platform was the issuer of at least around $300 million read the full article →

Insurance & ILS are shock absorbers for climate, but need adjusting to the risk: McKinsey

Insurance products, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) are all examples of financial shock absorbers for climate change risks, but while it can encourage behavioural change through the sending of price signals, a new report from McKinsey highlights the reality that the sector business models may need to change.Leaders in business, read the full article →

Hudson Structured lifts reinsurance & ILS assets to $2bn

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (doing its insurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda), the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance- and transportation- focused investment manager, has added another roughly 18% to its reinsurance AuM, lifting it to around $2 billion.HSCM Bermuda was launched and began investing in 2016, having been established by read the full article →

Climate & environmental issues are top global risks for 2020: Marsh & Zurich

For the first time in the history of the annual World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report all of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood are related to climate change and environmental issues.The report highlights the growing global awareness of the threat that climate related risks pose to read the full article →

Aegon to close down ILS investing unit

Netherlands headquartered global life insurance company, annuities provider and pension investment manager Aegon is shuttering its dedicated ILS investment operations and will run-off the current portfolio of risks it had invested in during 2019, we can report.Aegon began its latest venture into insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance-linked investing in the read the full article →

ILS NYC 2020: Update on speakers, agenda & who’s attending

There is now just a few weeks to go until our next insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in New York, Artemis ILS NYC 2020. Here's our latest update on speakers, our updated agenda and more details on who you can meet on the day.We have almost 290 people now registered to read the full article →

SEC proposal could open up ILS assets to more sophisticated investors

A proposal from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could result in an expanded range of sophisticated investors being able to access and invest in insurance-linked securities (ILS), as the SEC proposes to extend the definition of accredited investor.The SEC's rules over who can qualify as an accredited investor govern read the full article →