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Avoiding moral hazards

Global29-06-2017ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market

How can the moral hazard of the purchaser of a cover affecting the trigger of the cover in some way be prevented, asks Clive O'Connell, partner, head of insurance and reinsurance at McCarthy Denning.

Finding the right trigger

Global20-04-2017ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market

All that is needed for a risk to be capable of being protected by an ILS product is a form of trigger, says Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Support needed for the London ILS initiative

Global, London Market, London United Kingdom23-02-2017ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market

While the advent of Solvency II saw the PRA stretched, the implications of a hard Brexit mean that it will be inundated with work, possibly way beyond its capacity. Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning rings the warning bell.

Opportunity knocks from insurtech

Latin America16-11-2016ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market

Insurtech and data analytics can be used to create products for the ILS market which are widely diversified from traditional risks such as Gulf of Mexico windstorm, says Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Mitigating the way out of a soft market

Asia, Asia Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, London Market, United States, Western Europe25-08-2016ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market

We are in a soft market and, according to a recent report by Standard & Poor’s, reinsurers are looking to both retrocession and ILS to mitigate the negative implications of that soft market on their profitability, says Clive O'Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Five reasons Q2 was different

Europe, Global, United States, Western Europe21-07-2016ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market

Many of the names remained the same, but second-quarter cat bond issuance activity was different from the norm, says Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president, reinsurance services, marketing at ISO/Verisk Insurance Solutions.

Electronic trading of catastrophe risk

Global17-05-2016Alternative Investments, ILS, ILS market

The free trading of catastrophe risk on electronic platforms could be a major disruptor to the reinsurance market, says Clive O'Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Trigger happy?

Global, London United Kingdom24-03-2016Alternative Investments, ILS, ILS market

Clear and unambiguous wording of trigger clauses in ILS contracts is vital to their success, says Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Can London take the lead role?

Europe, London Market03-02-2016ILS

The ILS sector is still growing fast, and the London Market should be at the forefront of its development, but there are problems to overcome says Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning.

This time it’s different

Global17-12-2015Catastrophe bonds, ILS

Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president, reinsurance services, marketing at ISO/Verisk Insurance Solutions, debunks the five top myths of exchange-traded risk, an idea whose time has come once again.

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