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Video from ILS NYC 2022 conference. Session 1: Predictable

At our recent ILS NYC 2022 conference in New York, speakers discussed the need to deliver a more predictable experience, where possible, to stakeholders such as insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors and reinsurance counterparties, during the first session of the day which is now available to view online. This video is of read the full article →

Re/insurance mispricing makes debt investing entry point attractive: Twelve

The resilience of the global insurance and reinsurance market through periods of protracted stress makes investing into insurance-linked debt a reliable component for any investors fixed income allocation, according to asset manager Twelve Capital. With global financial and capital markets facing increased headwinds, on the back of the geopolitical volatility we've read the full article →

Leadenhall leads equity raise for health insurer Friday, provides $50m debt

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manager, has backed Denver, Colorado based health insurer Friday Health Plans again, leading an equity raise for the company and providing more debt. Friday Health Plans largely underwrites individual and small group health insurance products. read the full article →

Climate risks could drag on re/insurers annual profits by 10-15%: UK PRA’s Woods

Having now published the results of its Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario (CBES), looking at the financial risks posed by climate change for the largest banks and insurers operating in the UK, the Bank of England believes that over-time climate risks could become a persistent drag on earnings. While projections of climate read the full article →

Insurance protection gap could hit $1.86tn by 2025: PwC

The global insurance and reinsurance market faces a range of challenges, but at the same time the opportunities for the sector and for the provision of efficient capital to absorb societal risks, is also expanding, with PwC estimating that the global protection gap may expand to US $1.86 trillion by read the full article →

Beazley’s third-party capital an EPS upside. Opportunity in cyber: Jefferies

London headquartered insurance and reinsurance group Beazley has an opportunity in the cyber underwriting space to bring in third-party capital and this could deliver an additional upside to its earnings per-share, analysts at Jefferies have said. Following a management presentation, a range of equity analysts have opined on Beazley, with the read the full article →

Longitude Exchange & Dedomainia collaborate on index-based longevity hedges

Longitude Exchange, the Bermuda-based digital marketplace for trading in index-based longevity risk, and Dedomainia, a technology company offering longevity swap solutions, are to collaborate on index-based longevity hedging. The pair said they will jointly work on techniques and processes for monitoring, administering, and valuing index-based longevity risk hedging transactions. Dedomainia has built read the full article →

Horseshoe transitions to Artex brand, mission stays the same: Faries

Today, Artemis can report that leading insurance-linked securities (ILS) market facilitator Horseshoe has transitioned to sit underneath the Artex brand of its parent, but CEO of newly formed Artex Capital Solutions Kathleen Faries told us that this doesn't change the mission to be the best-in-class ILS service provider. Artex Risk Solutions, read the full article →

Speed key to capitalise on cat bond spreads multi-year high: Twelve

For investors considering entering the catastrophe bond market, or increasing their allocations to it, during this period of multi-year high cat bond spreads, "speed is of the essence" according to investment manager Twelve Capital, as this opportunity won't last for long. In a new paper, Twelve Capital explains its view as read the full article →

Hudson Structured grows firm assets to $4bn+ with transportation acquisition

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., the reinsurance, insurtech, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and transportation focused investment manager, has expanded its overall asset-base to more than $4 billion after the acquisition of a complementary transportation investment business. Hudson Structured has expanded its transportation alternative investment platform through an acquisition of the key business read the full article →