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ILS and the effects of the COVID-19 crisis

Bermuda27-03-2020Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The impact of the COVID-19 virus on the global economy has been profound. Greg Wojciechowski of the Bermuda Stock Exchange and the ILS Bermuda Thought Leadership team share their thoughts about the impact it has had, and is likely to have going forward, on the ILS business.

Resilience and sustainability goals drive interest in ILS

Bermuda26-03-2020Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Collaboration between insurance and capital markets will promote innovative solutions for today’s big challenges, including that of climate change, says Greg Wojciechowski of the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

ILS: making an opportunity out of a crisis

Global26-03-2020Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

COVID-19 is first and foremost a human tragedy. But, like other crises, it is pushing investors towards simple, liquid assets that offer underlying cash flows and that are not correlated with other asset classes, as AkinovA’s Henri Winand told Solomon Teague.

A bumper year ahead for ILS issuance

Global27-02-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)

January 1 retro and European reinsurance purchasing tend to be a good indicator of what ILS market activity will look like for the rest of the year. If that trend continues, 2020 is set to be a busy year for ILS, perhaps even rivalling 2017, says Brad Livingston of Willis Re Securities.

Lion Rock Re is just the beginning for Hong Kong

Hong Kong27-02-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)

Peak Re has completed the renewal of its Lion Rock Re II sidecar. The success of this transaction, and its predecessor the year before, is a taste of things to come, says Peak Re’s Lawrence Cheng.

Sustainability move by BlackRock could signal seismic shift for insurers

Europe, Global22-01-2020Investment Management

American investment firm among 10 biggest shareholders of coal insurers including AIG, Tokio Marine, W.R Berkley and Markel.

Catastrophe modelling: the key to unlocking growth in cyber ILS

Global21-01-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Cyber

Laurel Di Silvestro, principal client services, and Matthew Silley, client services manager, at CyberCube, take a look at how catastrophe modelling could help spur growth in cyber ILS.

Reinsurance: reshaping for a difficult future

Asia Pacific, Global02-01-2020Catastrophe, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Senior executives met to discuss how the industry can rise to the challenge of accelerating change at the Intelligent Insurer and Allianz roundtable at SIRC 2019 in Singapore.

ILS continues to mature

Global20-12-2019Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Clive O’Connell, partner, head of insurance and reinsurance at McCarthy Denning, gives his thoughts on why 2020 could be a great year for the ILS market.

Expanded industry loss reporting: an end to renewal propaganda

Global19-12-2019Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

As 2019 comes to an end Tom Johansmeyer, head of PCS at Verisk, looks back at the year.

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