FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The steady rise in interest rates of instruments such as U.S. Treasuries, that are typically used as collateral for insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance investments, have now served to boost returns for ILS investors in 2019. U.S. Treasuries have seen their interest rates rise steadily over the last two years, […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Investing in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other reinsurance linked assets that are broadly uncorrelated with wider financial markets are gaining in appeal, as alternative asset class allocations grow and a focus on ESG quality assets increases. Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other reinsurance assets, from catastrophe bonds, to ILS funds, sidecars and […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX), an industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund, has continued to steadily grow its assets during its last reported quarter, although some loss impacts remain visible in the fund portfolio. The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund ($CNRLX) ILW focused reinsurance […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Public and private market efforts and collaboration to narrow or even close the insurance protection gap need to be accelerated and uptake of risk transfer needs to be extended, according to Chairman of AXA Denis Duverne. Speaking at an Insurance Development Forum (IDF) day held at the International Insurance Society (IIS) […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Peru’s earthquake catastrophe bond will make a $60 million partial pay out of its principal to the country after its parametric triggering was confirmed in the calculation agent report, it has now been confirmed to us. This $200 million IBRD CAR 120 Peru quake catastrophe bond, part of the World Bank’s giant Pacific Alliance […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The majority of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds are expecting their asset base to grow by more than 10% over the next five years, according to the results of a survey of the ILS market. The ILS fund market is positioning itself for further growth in assets it seems, as ILS funds […]

Jan Kellett, senior adviser, Finance Hub, United Nations Development Program, said large populations will be better served when insurers work with organizations and governments to tailor products to fill unmet needs.  

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is taking a more thoughtful approach to the way it does business in the wake of recent catastrophe years, while fresh capital is expected to flow in over the coming months, according to Paul Schultz, CEO of Aon Securities. Schultz was speaking this morning in London, […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE While other jurisdictions are increasingly keen to realise the benefits of facilitating ILS transactions, regulatory oversight and institutions have helped Bermuda maintain its place as the leading domicile for the asset class. This is according to Alison Dyer-Fagundo, Managing Director of Estera (Bermuda) and Sherman Taylor, Associate Director, Estera (Bermuda), who […]