ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Cessions of premiums to capital markets investors and specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds rose among the Aon Reinsurance Aggregate group of companies tracked by the broker. Greater use of capital markets backed collateralised reinsurance has helped the 23 major reinsurers tracked by Aon to offset the impact of the record level of […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The countries and territories of the Western Balkans region are highly vulnerable to the majority of natural catastrophe events, underlining the need for increased awareness of the capabilities of various sources of risk financing, including the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) space. International organisations, private sector companies and academia for countries […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has announced a raft of risk model updates, including to its U.S. hurricane model and Asia earthquake models, while also announcing a new Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan. RMS said that it is releasing updates to its view of hurricane risk across hurricane-impacted countries in the […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Alternative reinsurance capital’s continued growth through 2018, as well as the slight shrinking of traditional reinsurer capital have been confirmed in a report out today, while at the same time profits at reinsurers are seen to have shrunk again, based on underlying returns on equity (ROE’s). Total dedicated global reinsurance sector capital […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The Danish Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies are making progress with their first ever catastrophe bond transaction, revealing a tiered trigger structure designed to ensure that impactful volcanic eruptions cause the cat bond to pay out. The international humanitarian movement announced last year that it was […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Alternative sources of reinsurance capital, deployed into catastrophe bonds as well as through ILS funds and other collateralized vehicles, grew by a slower 9% to $97 billion in 2018, but is expected to “regain momentum” in the coming months, according to Aon. Alternative reinsurance capital had been rising by more than 10% […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Disaster risks and costs are on the rise in Asia, a region where under-insurance is still the norm and spending by government’s on contingent sources of disaster risk financing relatively scarce, leading the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to call for more to be done. Among the issues cited as requiring more focus, […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Disaster risks and costs are on the rise in Asia, a region where under-insurance is still the norm and spending by government’s on contingent sources of disaster risk financing relatively scarce, leading the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to call for more to be done. Among the issues cited as requiring more focus, […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Radian Guaranty has now completed its second issuance of mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS), citing a pleasing response from investors to its $562 million Eagle Re 2019-1 Ltd. that secures it additional reinsurance capacity from the capital markets. The transaction has been in the market for some weeks now and saw Radian Guaranty looking to […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund (CNRLX), an industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund, managed a 6.6% annual return in the year to Jan 31st 2019, while its assets under management increased in the last quarter as well. Given the focus of the City National Rochdale […]