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Equity raises are increasing as pandemic pressures bite - but the future winners and losers are far from clear

Global, UK, USA12-06-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Broking, Capital Management, Casualty Insurance, Claims, Commercial Insurance, General Insurance, Life & Health, Marine, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Specialty InsuranceClaire Churchard

As the pandemic stress test continues, re/insurers are preparing for what comes next, including expectations of a hardening market. This is driving a growing trend for equity raises, with some building war chests and some taking advantage of new opportunities, while others look to protect their credit rating in a fight for survival. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Peak Capital boosts Peak Re’s ILS capabilities

Asia Pacific12-05-2020Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The insurance industry is growing rapidly in Asia, and more capacity will be needed to keep up with demand. Alternative capital sources such as ILS will be vital to meet that demand, and in acquiring Lutece, Peak Re has positioned itself to lead this trend, says Peak Re’s Franz Josef Hahn.

Why the development of a secondary market will transform ILS

Bermuda29-04-2020Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The ILS market has become an increasingly important feature in the risk transfer landscape in recent years, and is growing increasingly diverse, encompassing not only catastrophe risks but cyber and other forms of coverage. What it needs now to take it to the next level is a liquid secondary market. Intelligent Insurer reports.

M&A: the biggest and most talked about unions in the insurance sector

Global14-04-2020Broking, General Insurance, Life Insurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance

Intelligent Insurer looks at some of the most interesting M&A re/insurance deals in the last year to find out how market consolidation will influence future business, as industry professionals tell us there are a lot more deals to come.

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.

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