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ILS market to near $100 billion volume in 2018: Hannover Re

Global17-10-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News

By the end 2018 the market for insurance-linked securities (ILS) is expected to reach a total volume of close to $100 billion, according to Hannover Re.

Hiscox appoints CFO for reinsurance, ILS

Bermuda11-10-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News, Specialty

Specialist insurer Hiscox has appointed Liz Breeze as the new chief financial officer (CFO) of its reinsurance and alternative capital business Hiscox Re & ILS, based in Bermuda.

Allianz seeks expansion in alternative risk transfer through new AGCS structure

Europe09-10-2018Insurance news, Reinsurance News, Specialty

Allianz is targeting an expansion in alternative risk transfer ART) through a new structure and leadership at its corporate solutions unit Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

Iran looks into ILS as reinsurance replacement

Iran, MENA04-10-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Iran is working on the development of a range of new financial products, including insurance-linked securities (ILS) as reinsurance cover has become scarce in the country due to the reintroduction of sanctions, according to an Oct. 2 Reuters report.

ILS activity jumps 54% YOY following 2017 hurricanes

Bermuda, Global03-10-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News

The first quarter of 2018 was the strongest quarter in terms of insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance since 2009 despite significant catastrophe losses in 2017 from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, according to the September edition of the Bermuda ILS Market Report.

Hiscox appoints Dolphin as COO of reinsurance, ILS

London, UK26-09-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News, Specialty

Specialist insurer Hiscox has promoted Andrew Dolphin to chief operating officer (COO) of its reinsurance and alternative capital business Hiscox Re & ILS.

Re/insurers brace themselves for $20bn hit from Florence

North America13-09-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Property cat, Reinsurance News

The re/insurance industry should brace itself for losses of between $15 billion and $20 billion, according to the guidance of risk modelling agencies and analysts.

Flooding from Florence could trigger NFIP’s protection – again

North America13-09-2018Insurance news, Property cat, Reinsurance News

Hurricane Florence could trigger the risk transfer mechanisms put in place by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) – for the second year in a row.

M&A uptick to boost demand

Global12-09-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Hannover Re expects the recent uptick in M&A activity to be followed by further deals, but also to result in higher reinsurance demand, Michael Pickel, Hannover Re executive board member, told Monte Carlo Today.

Did funds mislead investors?

Global12-09-2018Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Some insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds could find themselves in hot water because of how badly they miscalculated their losses in the aftermath of the 2017 catastrophes, John Warwick, managing director and partner, ILS Capital, told Monte Carlo Today.

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