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SCOR “kicked itself” for not renewing mortality bonds: CEO Rousseau

French reinsurance company SCOR "kicked itself" for not having renewed its mortality catastrophe bonds in the past, the firms new CEO Laurent Rousseau explained today. Laurent Rousseau was speaking during a virtual event organised by the organisers of the Rendez-Vous de Septembre (RVS) today, in which he discussed the pandemic and read the full article →

Cat bond market can grow to $50bn, pandemic risk & ESG are drivers: Swiss Re

After a particularly busy first-half of 2021 for catastrophe bond issuance, global reinsurance firm Swiss Re's Capital Markets unit believes that a $50 billion market is possible by 2025 and that two drivers of further insurance-linked securities (ILS) market growth could be pandemic risk and ESG. In its latest Insurance-Linked Securities read the full article →

Sompo GRS launches parametric cover for epidemic & pandemic risk

Sompo Global Risk Solutions (GRS), a division of Bermuda-headquartered specialty P&C insurance and reinsurance group Sompo International, has launched a new parametric insurance product to cover epidemic and pandemic risks. The parametric insurance product will be triggered by civil authority restrictions resulting from international public health emergencies that have been declared 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 →

Tech can “bridge the gap” to hedging pandemic risk: Artemis Live

As part of the latest Artemis Live webcast, industry experts argued that utilizing technology will be critical in enabling the reinsurance and alternative capital markets, or ILS sector, to help hedge pandemic risk using parametric solutions. The webcast, entitled “Hedging the Next Pandemic with Parametric Capital Market Solutions,” brought together several read the full article →

Live webcast: Hedging the next pandemic with parametric capital market solutions

Vesttoo and Artemis have partnered to host a live webcast on May 25th 2021 where we will discuss and explain opportunities to hedge the next pandemic, using parametric risk transfer, facilitated through the use of data and technology, as well as capacity from the capital markets. Register online here to secure read the full article →

After reassuring pandemic response, expect flight to simplicity in ILS: Webber, Apex

The response of Bermuda, and the broader, insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class to the global pandemic was reassuring, and as the market moves further into 2021, a flight to simplicity is expected to take hold, according to Ross Webber, Managing Director at independent financial services provider and fund administrator, Apex read the full article →

Madagascar takes up new African Risk Capacity parametric cyclone insurance

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a provider of parametric disaster insurance products to countries and now other entities in Africa, has launched a parametric tropical cyclone insurance product for African nations and Madagascar has become the first to take it up. It's taken a long time to get to this stage, read the full article →

Industry needs to contain cyber and intangible risks: Prospectus 2021

Within both the market and contracts the exclusion of communicable diseases is unsurprisingly a key focus, but there are other, similarly difficult to predict losses that companies should be examining, according to industry experts. “While cyber certainly shouldn't be unexpected, I really don't think we've got our arms around it, as read the full article →

African Risk Capacity to start underwriting inwards reinsurance

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a provider of parametric disaster insurance products to countries and now other entities in Africa, is also planning to further expand its risk pool by underwriting inwards reinsurance thanks to securing a rating from Fitch. African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd), the commercial insurer subsidiary of read the full article →