ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A panel of academics at ILS Bermuda’s Convergence 2020 conference has slammed the re/insurance industry’s catastrophe prediction models as not fit for purpose. Cat models that use historical inputs are based on “short and incomplete” data that would be misleading, even if the data were comprehensive, because of the impact of climate […]

Investors hunting uncorrelated alternative asset classes, ILS likely to benefit

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ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Investors of the world are increasingly expecting a widespread downturn in the equity markets, leading to search for new sources of alternative return, particularly asset classes that are less correlated with broader financial trends, says Preqin. The Preqin investor outlook for alternative asset classes in the first-half of 2019 states that now […]

Moving away from using traditional actuarial science and making risk more transparent could help to securitise more forms of insurance risk, said Ledger Capital Markets CEO Samir Shah. The firm data scientists, as opposed to actuaries, to provide analysis of a $10mn private cat bond it did recently which was invested in by AlphaCat Managers. […]