Insurtech, Insurance Technology in reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS)

Insurance technology, now known more widely as Insurtech, has the potential to bring significant efficiency & disruption to reinsurance, ILS & risk transfer markets.

Insurtech a hot trend with everyone from traditional reinsurance incumbents, as they seek to improve efficiency and stay ahead of the game, to brokers who are seeking to avoid disintermediation, to insurance-linked securities (ILS) players who see it as a way to enhance the efficiency of their capital even further.

The potential for Insurtech and Fintech initiatives to bring efficient capital, such as ILS capital and alternative reinsurance capital from third-party investors, more directly into contact with risk is huge. The opportunities to use technology to shorten and optimise the chain from original risk, to insurance, to reinsurance, to retrocession (or final capital source), will create winners and losers in the market, making this a trend to watch closely.


Tremor launches weekly industry loss warranty (ILW) auctions

Tremor Technologies Inc., the technology-based programmatic risk transfer marketplace provider, is launching weekly auctions of industry loss warranties (ILW's), with which it hopes to add efficiency to the process of ILW trading.Tremor noted the challenges currently being faced in the traditional insurance and reinsurance market due tot he Covid-19 coronavirus read the full article →

Lloyd’s in 2019 underwriting loss, as Covid-19 shows in solvency measure

The Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance market fell to an underwriting loss for the third consecutive year, reporting a combined ratio of 102.1% for 2019, while paying gross claims during the year that were higher than in the prior year.Lloyd's has struggled with its underwriting performance in recent years read the full article →

Time for reinsurance & ILS to embrace electronic trading & transfer of risks

As the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) community adapts to full remote operations and working from home, this industry that has thrived on face-to-face contact now needs to rapidly embrace the electronic trading and risk transfer tools that are available to it.In these uncertain and challenging times, as the Covid-19 read the full article →

ILS to drive “increasing advantages & profitability” for Markel: Co-CEO’s

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) is seen as one of the cylinders of the insurance and reinsurance engine for Markel Corporation and the firm's CO-CEO's Thomas Gayner and Richard Whitt see ILS driving "increasing advantages and profitability" for the company with its leading position set to help it scale in the space.Having read the full article →

Lloyd’s says third-party & ILS capital solution plans to continue

Lloyd’s of London said that it will continue progressing its plans to make the insurance and reinsurance market more welcoming and accessible to insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital providers, but only in parallel with its 2020 priority deliverables under the first phase of the Future at Lloyd’s.As we explained earlier this read the full article →

Lloyd’s plans for third-party & ILS capital appear pushed back

Lloyd’s of London appears to have lowered the priority level of its plans for welcome insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital into the insurance and reinsurance marketplace, as three other initiatives from its Blueprint One are set to be the immediate focus.When Lloyd's revealed its ambitious “Blueprint One” last September, the plan read the full article →

Turkish quake ILN issued at $7m by Tullett Prebon platform

The Tullett Prebon operated Insurance Linked Notes (ILN) platform has successfully completed its second issuance and settlement of catastrophe risk linked notes, with a $7 million Turkish earthquake exposed industry loss deal transacted with capital market investors.Electronic and voice interdealer broker and part of the TP ICAP group Tullett Prebon read the full article →

Lloyd’s Performance Management Director Jon Hancock to depart

Jon Hancock, the Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance market's Performance Management Director is to step down in 2020 with no replacement for his position currently named.His role will be a tough one to fill in the market, given the wide-ranging expertise required to deliver on performance in a market read the full article →

Tremor, on making reinsurance placements more effective & efficient

Tremor Technologies Inc., the programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace provider, believes that through the use of technology such as its own the reinsurance placement process can be made much faster and more accurate, with better outcomes possible for both sides of the deal.Tremor had a busy 2019, with read the full article →

Wind power indices for risk transfer added to weatherXchange

Indices designed to facilitate the trading of weather risks related to wind power have now been added to weatherXchange, the parametric weather risk transfer platform operated by specialist Speedwell Weather.weatherXchange makes it easier for companies to access index-based weather risk protection, listing a range of weather risk transfer products that read the full article →