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Alternative Risk Transfer
The risk transfer industry needs more capital—but ILS investors are interested only if returns reach more attractive levels that meet or exceed long-term target returns for risk assets, Dirk Lohmann, chairman of Schroders Capital ILS, told Intelligent Insurer.
Alternative Risk Transfer
Swiss Re’s recent innovative ILS deal, completed with JP Morgan and designed to help the reinsurer manage its capital, has the potential to grow the sector exponentially, says one of the industry’s pioneers Dirk Lohmann.
Alternative Risk Transfer
Hannover Re’s recent cyber ILS deal, using a proportional reinsurance structure to transfer cyber risk to capital markets investors, could become a template for further deals and help insurers to cope with burgeoning demand, says Henning Ludolphs of Hannover Re.
Alternative Risk Transfer
As demand for cyber insurance grows, capital markets investors can meet capacity needs thanks to the development of innovative cyber ILS structures, as Beazley has now demonstrated. Paul Bantick, global head of cyber risks, Beazley, spoke to Intelligent Insurer.
Insurance
Two cyber ILS deals were launched in January in a watershed moment for the market. Here, a panel of experts debate what this new source of capacity for cyber risks could mean for this line of business and end policyholders.
Insurance
With not one but two cyber ILS deals being launched in January, a panel of experts debate why this new well of capacity for cyber risks is needed and very welcome for a complex yet fast-growing line of business.
Alternative Risk Transfer
Vesttoo, the insurtech that matches capital with risks using ILS structures, has seen a sharp uplift in demand as insurers and reinsurers grapple with a capacity crunch and hardening rates, the company’s newly appointed head of insurance markets, UK & Europe, told Intelligent Insurer.
Insurance
Last year was the fourth costliest year for nat cat losses, yet the ILS market enticed 12 new sponsors and saw investors pivot from collateralised reinsurance to catastrophe bonds, says Judy Klugman of Swiss Re.
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