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ILS and closing the insurance gap

Global25-04-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

How can ILS help to close the insurance gap, asks Clive O'Connell, partner, head of insurance and reinsurance at McCarthy Denning.

Cyber ILWs: When Speed Really Means Something

Global29-03-2018Industry Loss Warranties (ILW), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Industry loss warranties have become an increasingly important part of the ILS market in recent years. Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions, takes a look at ILWs.

Avoiding moral hazards

Global29-06-2017Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

How can the moral hazard of the purchaser of a cover affecting the trigger of the cover in some way be prevented, asks Clive O'Connell, partner, head of insurance and reinsurance at McCarthy Denning.

Finding the right trigger

Global20-04-2017Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

All that is needed for a risk to be capable of being protected by an ILS product is a form of trigger, says Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Support needed for the London ILS initiative

Global, London, London Market23-02-2017Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

While the advent of Solvency II saw the PRA stretched, the implications of a hard Brexit mean that it will be inundated with work, possibly way beyond its capacity. Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning rings the warning bell.

Opportunity knocks from insurtech

Latin America16-11-2016Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Insurtech and data analytics can be used to create products for the ILS market which are widely diversified from traditional risks such as Gulf of Mexico windstorm, says Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Mitigating the way out of a soft market

Asia Pacific, Europe, London Market, USA25-08-2016Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

We are in a soft market and, according to a recent report by Standard & Poor’s, reinsurers are looking to both retrocession and ILS to mitigate the negative implications of that soft market on their profitability, says Clive O'Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Five reasons Q2 was different

Europe, Global, USA21-07-2016Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Many of the names remained the same, but second-quarter cat bond issuance activity was different from the norm, says Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president, reinsurance services, marketing at ISO/Verisk Insurance Solutions.

Electronic trading of catastrophe risk

Global17-05-2016Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The free trading of catastrophe risk on electronic platforms could be a major disruptor to the reinsurance market, says Clive O'Connell of McCarthy Denning.

Trigger happy?

Global, London24-03-2016Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Clear and unambiguous wording of trigger clauses in ILS contracts is vital to their success, says Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning.

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