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M&A: The perils of a shotgun wedding

Global18-10-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

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.

ILS after HIM: Too good to be true?

Global16-10-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Catastrophe, Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The ILS sector did much to cement its position at the centre of risk transfer after its broadly positive response to the 2017 cat losses. But some investors feel they were misled on the size of those losses, which continue to escalate, and were overpromised on the rate increases that would result. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Multi-cat bonds can meet ECIS demand

Bermuda, Eurasia, Europe04-10-2018Catastrophe

Multi-cat bonds or other ILS solutions are the only viable solution for coping with natural disasters in the Eastern European and Commonwealth of Independent States region, and Bermuda could have a big role to play in making this happen, says Kirill Savrassov, chief executive of Bermuda-based Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance.

2017 was pivotal for cyber

Bermuda, Global28-09-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions, reviews 2017’s cyber losses and assesses where the momentum is—and examines why the ILS market should be taking note.

ILS market continues healthy growth

Bermuda, Europe, Global28-09-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The global ILS market is looking increasingly healthy, as a wide range of industry experts told Intelligent ILS at this year’s Monte Carlo Rendez-vous.

Cyber: putting the ‘year in the middle’ to good use

Bermuda, Global30-08-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Cyber is developing steadily: the ILS market has the potential to solve many of its challenges and Bermuda could sit at the heart of that solution. Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions, takes a look at a neglected period of time for the market.

Treading the fine line to ILS success

Bermuda30-08-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Bermuda has solidified its place as the go-to location for insurance-linked securities in recent years, according to Brad Adderley, corporate partner at offshore law firm Appleby.

ILS market powers forwards

Bermuda, Global, London30-08-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Despite a string of disasters the ILS market continues to grow. Intelligent ILS talks to Dominic Wheatley of Guernsey Finance.

Willis sees ILS growth through innovation

Global26-07-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)

In its July 2018 ILS market update Willis Towers Watson claims that the ILS market continues to power forwards. Intelligent ILS reports.

ILS: Down the road towards securing ratings

Bermuda, Global, London Market23-07-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Some of the bigger ILS funds are well down the road towards securing ratings—a move that will see them complete their journey from nimble newcomers to occupying a central ground and competing with traditional players on their own turf. This could be a game-changer for the market, as Intelligent Insurer reports.

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