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ILS portfolio expansion a matter of price & terms: Investors at ILS Asia

All of the pieces are in place for growth in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class across the Asia region, it’s just a matter of time, as well as pricing and terms of available investments, according to a panel of experienced pension fund investors who allocate to the ILS sector. Asia read the full article →

No room for complacency around earthquake risk: ILS Asia 2021

To the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, earthquake risk is one of the biggest peril threats in the world and one that the market can’t be complacent about, according to Paul Wilson, Head of Non-Life Analytics at Securis Investment Partners. In recent years, the resilience of the ILS market has read the full article →

Signs of rates levelling off, but ILS returns still attractive: ILS Asia 2021

After several years of rate and term improvements, notably in the property catastrophe arena, there are signs the market is levelling off. But generally, returns in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market remain attractive, according to industry experts. After years of soft market conditions, elevated catastrophe claims, dangerously low interest rates and read the full article →

As the talent pool develops in Asia, investors will naturally follow: ILS Asia 2021

If Singapore and Hong Kong are able to establish themselves as valuable domiciles for insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, it should spur local reinsurers to develop capabilities as the investor base swells in tandem. With the exception of Japan, the ILS sector is in its infancy from an investor stand-point across much read the full article →

Clarity for ILS on Covid-related BI could take two more years: End-investors

The unexpected nature of Covid-19 related business interruption (BI) losses is troubling for the market, and it could be another two years before the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry fully understands the impact, according to leading ILS investors. To end day three of our virtual ILS Asia 2021 event, held in association read the full article →

Jebi demonstrated importance of ILS investor communications: ILS Asia 2021

The impact and subsequent loss creep from typhoon Jebi in Japan in 2018 caught many insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors by surprise, but the eventual deviation from initial vendor model loss estimates doesn’t translate to a fundamental issue with the models themselves, say industry experts. Week two of our virtual ILS Asia read the full article →

Increased awareness of ILS in Asia but communication vital: ILS Asia 2021

Knowledge and understanding of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class is on the rise in Asia, and while local expertise is a real benefit, it’s also vitally important to communicate early and persistently with the investor base, according to industry experts. On the morning of the second day of our virtual read the full article →

More practical for ILS funds to focus on mature Asian markets: ILS Asia 2021

The fragmentation of the Asia region means that for insurance-linked securities (ILS) managers, it’s more practical to focus on the locations with the more mature and larger institutional market, according to Timothy Yip, Executive Director at ILS Advisers. On day two of our virtually held ILS Asia 2021 conference, held in read the full article →

ILS Capital Management announces senior hires

Bermuda based investment management firm ILS Capital Management, Ltd., which specialises in delivering its clients investment opportunities in collateralized reinsurance and insurance-linked securities, has announced two new hires to its team. The firm which was established in 2011 by reinsurance industry veteran Don Kramer has been focused on raising capital, read the full article →

Plenum may target UK with catastrophe bond fund

Swiss insurance-linked securities investment manager Plenum Investments may target UK retail investors with its catastrophe bond fund if there is sufficient interest to bring the fund there, according to comments from Plenum's chief executive Rainer Grünig. Quoted in the FT Adviser, Grünig said that the Plenum CAT Bond Fund, which read the full article →