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Akinova looks to standardisation of ILS risk transfer with ACORD

Akinova, the start-up aiming to launch a platform or marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance and reinsurance risks, has donated some of its data assets related to ILS to global standards-setting body ACORD.The aim is to showcase standardised insurance-linked securities (ILS) related assets more broadly to the insurance read the full article →

Bermuda’s first insurance regulatory sandbox licence goes to Akinova

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has authorised the first licence for its insurance regulatory sandbox, giving it to Akinova, the start-up aiming to launch a marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance or reinsurance risks.Insurance technology (insurtech) start-up Akinova has already been registered an entity in Bermuda, AkinovA (Bermuda) read the full article →

Rob Procter added to risk trading start-up Akinova’s advisory board

Rob Procter, the co-founder of Securis Investment Partners, the independent London-headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager, has been assigned to the advisory board of Akinova, having also made an investment in the start-up.Procter co-founded Securis back in 2005, with the company now one of the largest ILS and reinsurance read the full article →

AkinovA selects matching engine & compliance tech from Aquis

AkinovA, one of the insurtech start-ups targeting provision of a marketplace for digital trading of reinsurance risk, has selected Aquis Technologies to provide it with necessary matching engine and compliance related software.Akinova has been promising delivery of a digital platform for transfer and trading insurance and reinsurance risks as it read the full article →

Insurtech AkinovA gets investment from Hiscox & MS&AD

Digital risk trading insurtech start-up Akinova has secured an investment boost from reinsurance firm Hiscox Re and the venture arm of Japanese insurance holding company MS&AD.Akinova promises a digital platform for transfer and trading insurance and reinsurance risks and is looking to launch with an industry-loss warranty (ILW) type of read the full article →

Paul Jardine joins risk trading start-up Akinova’s advisory board

Paul Jardine, of Catlin and XL Catlin experience, is the latest senior figure to join the advisory board of digital risk trading insurtech start-up Akinova.Jardine was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer of insurance and reinsurance firm XL Catlin, which is now part of AXA XL.Prior read the full article →

Survival – it’s all about the value you bring to the chain

At this time of year, as peak-conference season begins, the market tends to reflect on conditions and the drivers setting up dynamics for year-end and beyond.It’s not surprising that we look ahead to another January reinsurance renewal season that is certain to be intriguing and competitive, given where the market read the full article →

Akinova adds Thomas Heise to risk trading start-ups advisory board

Digital risk trading insurtech start-up Akinova, which promises a digital platform for trading insurance and reinsurance risks and will begin with an industry-loss warranty (ILW) type product, has appointed Thomas Heise of Insurance Income Strategies (IIS) to its advisory board.Heise is based in Bermuda and has more than 25 years read the full article →

Payback has expired, symbiotic relationship with ILS emerging

The reinsurance market evolution continues and as ever alternative capital and the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is placed centre stage in any discussion of the disruption of traditional business models, but now that the payback model of the past has expired, a new and more symbiotic model with ILS is read the full article →

Risk trading insurtech Akinova adds fixed income experienced advisor

Akinova, a digital risk trading insurtech start-up that is developing a platform where insurance and reinsurance related risk can be traded, has added another senior advisor in Susan Estes, a Wall Street veteran, as well as co-founder and CEO of bond trading platform OpenDoor.The appointment to the Akinova advisory board read the full article →