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ILS an instrumental part of solving Asia’s protection gap: Schultz, Aon Securities

The trend of insured against uninsured losses across the Asia Pacific region is not sustainable, and the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market will need to play an integral role in addressing the issue, according to Paul Schultz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Securities. The Asia Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to read the full article →

Accelerated rate hardening to attract start-ups to broad opportunities: A.M. Best

An accelerated period of rate hardening across a broad range of insurance and reinsurance market exposures is expected to attract start-ups, perhaps leading to a Class of 2020 if the "significant hurdles" can be overcome. Rating agency A.M. Best warns that those seeking to form the Class of 2020 will need read the full article →

Alternative reinsurance capital fell 4% to $91bn in Q1 2020: Aon

Having returned to growth in the fourth-quarter of 2019, alternative reinsurance capital, for deployment into insurance-linked securities (ILS), collateralised contracts and catastrophe bonds, declined 4% to $91 billion in the first-quarter of 2020, as the impacts of Covid-19 further dented already constrained supply, according to broker Aon. At the same time, read the full article →

Asian risk managers are warming up to parametrics: ILS Asia 2020

There’s still a very real need for greater education and awareness, but risk managers across Asia are becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of parametric structures, according to industry experts. Parametric insurance continues to expand and is increasingly providing some of the world’s most vulnerable people with vital protection against a read the full article →

Liberty Mutual in $100m Limestone Re 2020-2 reinsurance sidecar issuance

U.S. primary insurer and global re/insurer Liberty Mutual has successfully closed on another collateralised reinsurance sidecar placement for 2020, with a $100 million of notes issued by its Limestone Re Ltd. sidecar. Liberty Mutual has been accessing the appetite of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and capital market investors to support its read the full article →

Asia, a key part of the ILS market & interest is growing: ILS Asia 2020

The Asia Pacific region has become a key component of the global insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace and interest from cedants and issuers continues to surge, according to industry experts. Speaking yesterday during the opening day of the virtually held Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference, ILS market executives and experts explored the read the full article →

Aditya Dutt departs RenRe. O’Donnell assumes Ventures responsibility

The leader of RenaissanceRe's third-party reinsurance capital and joint-venture focused Ventures business Aditya Dutt is set to leave the firm for a new opportunity, with CEO Kevin O’Donnell to assume control of the unit. RenaissanceRe (RenRe), the Bermuda-headquartered reinsurance company and third-party capital manager with over $10 billion of committed capital read the full article →

ILS essential to modern reinsurance & risk management: Peak Re CEO Hahn

With PMLs continuing to rise across numerous parts of emerging Asia, the need for insurance-linked securities (ILS) or alternative reinsurance capital is becoming increasingly vital, according to executives at Hong Kong domiciled reinsurer, Peak Re. Speaking today during a keynote presentation and Q&A session for the Artemis ILS Asia 2020 online read the full article →

Singapore’s ILS grant scheme extended to end of 2022: MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has extended its insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme to the end of 2022, as Singapore looks to build on recent positive momentum and attract more catastrophe bond issuers to its shores. Speaking today at our Artemis ILS Asia virtual conference, Mr. Benny Chey, Assistant Manager read the full article →

Reinsurance hard market to last till end of 2021 (at least): Jefferies

The current hardening cycle in the reinsurance market is expected to last until the end of 2021 by analysts at Jefferies, who also say the broad-based firming is now being seen in almost all lines of business globally. One concern of analysts and market participants is a narrower hard reinsurance market, read the full article →