Despite a multitude of other catastrophes in 2018, the single biggest loss event for reinsurers was so-called loss creep from 2017’s Hurricane Irma. Dirk Lohmann of Schroders examines what went wrong and what the industry must learn.
Potential buyers need to be persuaded about the benefits of diversity, says Clive O’Connell, partner, head of insurance and reinsurance at McCarthy Denning.
The spate of heavy losses in 2017 and 2018, compounded by ‘loss creep’ as some funds struggled to post accurate loss estimates, seems to have made ILS investors pause for thought, with many being much more circumspect as to where to place their money. Intelligent Insurer investigates.
Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions, looks back at 2018 and what impacted the ILS market over the year, and forward to the next 12 months.
The outlook for the non-life reinsurance sector is improving as prices are expected to rebound in 2019 following the sector’s second consecutive year of above-average losses.
The insurance-linked securities market continues to grow, with Bermuda leading the way, according to the latest report from the Bermuda Monetary Authority.
Bermuda will “keep on keepin’ on” and doing what it is doing when it comes to insurance-linked securities (ILS), says Greg Wojciechowski, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Here he looks back at 2018 and forward to 2019 as the jurisdiction continues to work hard to develop and keep its solid platform.
Issuance volumes of cat bonds fell in the 12 months to June 30, 2018, but this is not a true reflection of the market’s inherent robustness as it continues to mature and evolve, according to Aon’s latest ILS report.
The ILS markets will continue to evolve and flourish with Bermuda front and centre of future development. That was the overall takeaway of the ILS Convergence 2018, held in Bermuda in October.
The risk transfer landscape is being transformed by consolidation and the idea that bigger and more diversity is better—particularly if access to alternative capital is involved. But, just like in real life, some recent marriages—especially those rushed into for the wrong reasons—may well end in divorce. Intelligent Insurer reports.