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ILS market transformed into a driver of reinsurance rates in 2013

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond market transformed from an alternative source of reinsurance capacity into a driver of rates in 2013, according to the insurance and pension solutions team at Deutsche Bank. This is an insightful spot by the team at Deutsche Bank. ILS and catastrophe bonds have long read the full article →

Speed of ILS and cat bond rate decline slowed in Q4 2013

The speed of insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond rate declines slowed in the fourth-quarter of 2013, but still rates dropped to their lowest level since before hurricane Katrina struck, according to data from ILS consultancy Lane Financial LLC. This measurement of ILS and cat bond market rates and their trajectory is read the full article →

Decline in ILS and cat bond rates accelerated in Q3: Lane Financial

The speed of decline in insurance-linked security and catastrophe bond rates accelerated during the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest market report from ILS consultancy Lane Financial LLC. ILS rates, as measure by Lane Financial, dropped approximately 16% during Q3 2013. The measurement of the rate trajectory of the read the full article →

ILS and cat bond rates fell more slowly in Q2 2013: Lane Financial

The speed of decline in insurance-linked security and catastrophe bond rates slowed somewhat during the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest quarterly market report from ILS, cat bond and reinsurance consultancy Lane Financial LLC. ILS rates, as measure by Lane Financial, dropped approximately 3.6% during Q2 2013. The measurement read the full article →

2012 cat bond market saw annual return 58% above average: Lane Financial

The catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security market delivered investors the third highest annual return of the last decade, according to date from ILS, cat bond and reinsurance consultancy Lane Financial LLC. In a report published recently which looks at statistics from the cat bond market in the fourth quarter of 2012, read the full article →

Insurance-linked security rates rise slightly, returns recover from Sandy in Q4: Lane Financial

The final quarter of 2012 saw the average rate-on-line of insurance-linked security and catastrophe bond deals rise a little after having seen declines through much of the year, according to the latest quarterly ILS market update from ILS, cat bond and reinsurance consultancy Lane Financial LLC. This could have been read the full article →

No blanket reinsurance rate increases at renewals despite Sandy: Willis Re

The key reinsurance renewals of the 1st January 2013 are now well underway with the majority of contracts bound and this gives reinsurers, brokers and buyers a chance to reflect on the last twelve months and the pricing and rates achieved at renewals. The view from reinsurance broker Willis Re read the full article →

Opinions differ on insurance and reinsurance rate trajectory in 2013

As we approach the ever important January reinsurance renewal period discussion tends to turn to which way rates are likely to go, up or down. Throughout 2012 the general opinion has been that rate rises would slow and renewals would be flat in 2013 but some market participants remain bullish read the full article →

Insurance-linked security rates decline, returns rise in third quarter: Lane Financial

Lane Financial LLC, a consulting firm and broker-dealer focused on the insurance-linked security, catastrophe bond and associated sectors or reinsurance, published their latest quarterly ILS market report yesterday. As always, the report contains a deep statistical view of the outstanding ILS and cat bond market using their own proprietary Lane read the full article →

Goldman Sachs goes neutral on reinsurance, capital flow into alternatives a factor

Readers of Artemis will know that we often discuss the increasing flow of capital from institutional investors into the non-traditional reinsurance space and the effect capital markets sourced capacity has on the traditional reinsurance market and on reinsurers. One of the effects of this influx of capital is pressure on read the full article →