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Could ‘shadow insurance’ controversy bring Life back into ILS?

News 13th June 2013

In the last few days the news has been awash with discussions of so-called ‘shadow insurance’, discussing the practices of life insurers in using captives and offshore vehicles as sources of reinsurance protection. A report published on Tuesday called out certain practices by life insurers as overly risky to both policyholders and taxpayers.

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Is the longevity risk securitization market about to take off?

News 8th February 2013

According to an article published on Dow Jones, and available here via the Wall Street Journal, the market for longevity risk transfer through the issuance of bonds or securitization may be about to come out of hibernation. The article says that two longevity bonds are currently being marketed to investors by banks in recent weeks […]

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Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bets on future values of life insurance

News 30th November 2012

Interesting news today as Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. entered into a reinsurance agreement with Spanish insurance company VidaCaixa, Sociedad Anónima de Seguros y Reaseguros, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spain’s CaixaBank S.A. We don’t always cover straight reinsurance transactions but in this case it is interesting as this reinsurance agreement see’s Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway […]

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