FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is back once again in the catastrophe bond market with the second issuance it has sponsored so far this year, seeking a $250 million or larger source of collateralised earthquake reinsurance from this Ursa Re II Ltd. (Series 2020-1) deal. Earlier this year, the CEA, which is a […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) continues to see the development of a regional catastrophe bond market as positive, highlighting at a recent workshop that cat bonds are a win-win relationship for governments and investors. The workshop last week was convened by The World Bank Treasury alongside the APEC Business Advisory Council […]

Nat cat protection gap widened in 2019 including in North America

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Despite the fact insurance and reinsurance markets become increasingly sophisticated in their use of technology to reach customers and provide enhanced coverage, in North America, perhaps the most advanced economy in insured terms, the natural catastrophe protection gap actually widened by over 7% in 2019. It should perhaps be considered an […]

Rated paper & ILS may be favoured over collateralized UNL retro at renewals: Aon

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Retrocessional reinsurance coverage written by rated carriers, as well as other insurance-linked securities (ILS) products such as industry-loss based instruments, may find themselves in favour over collateralized ultimate net loss retro at the upcoming renewals, Aon executives said recently. Speaking during a media briefing held in place of the Monte Carlo […]

Cat bond & ILS coupons should compensate as climate increases hurricane risk: Twelve Capital

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Climate change, variability and the expected increases in Atlantic hurricane risk that these factors will drive, is still likely to be compensated for in catastrophe bond and private insurance-linked securities (ILS) coupons, as pricing should rise and consequently returns, in line with the risk, according to ILS manager Twelve Capital. Twelve […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The development and growth of an insurance-linked securities (ILS) market in Asia can only be a benefit to local insurance and reinsurance carriers, as well as those operating regionally, as the capital markets capacity can help them expand their ability to underwrite and diversify capacity sources, rating agency Fitch explained recently. […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has extended its insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme to the end of 2022, as Singapore looks to build on recent positive momentum and attract more catastrophe bond issuers to its shores. Speaking today at our Artemis ILS Asia virtual conference, Mr. Benny Chey, Assistant Manager […]

Generali develops framework for Green insurance-linked securities (ILS)

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Generali, one of the largest global insurance and asset management companies, has recognised the potential for insurance and reinsurance linked investments to have green or ESG credentials and has developed a framework for Green insurance-linked securities (ILS). As a recognised European sponsor of catastrophe bonds, as one of the way’s it […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Despite the fact a catastrophe bond for Jamaica has not yet come to market, after receiving support to pay premiums for the in-development first issuance the Caribbean island nation is already preparing to budget for its future renewal. Jamaica’s government has been working towards sponsoring its first catastrophe bond for at least […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The government of Mexico has returned to the catastrophe bond market with the help of the World Bank and its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), seeking a $425 million or larger slice of parametric earthquake and hurricane disaster insurance from the capital markets through an issue we’ve named IBRD / […]