FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Climate change adaptation projects and the need for them are rising up the agenda, as a recent surge in damages from severe weather and climate related catastrophe events concentrates the mind on the importance of investing in this area. Public authorities are showing renewed and increasing interest in climate adaptation, while […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Over 800 million people live within 100km of an active volcano around the world. To prepare for a potential eruption, the Danish Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies, alongside industry partners, are planning a catastrophe bond to cover risks associated with 10 volcanoes in 4 regions. […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A recent survey of 200 Chief Investment Officers (CIO’s) and investment team members from the life, property and casualty, insurance and reinsurance sector found that 18% of respondents are already holding some insurance-linked securities (ILS) within their investment portfolios. The survey undertaken by Natixis looked at what is driving insurance and […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Singapore and the World Bank aligned their missions to collaborate on the recent landmark first catastrophe bond issuance for the Philippines, as the pair look to stimulate insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance in Asia as a financial solution for climate resilience. The Philippines catastrophe bond, IBRD CAR 123-124 which completed last week to provide […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The World Bank has now successfully completed the issuance of the first catastrophe bond to benefit the Philippines with a source of capital markets backed disaster insurance, as the $225 million IBRD CAR 123-124 cat bond transaction listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) this morning. The Philippines cat bond transaction has achieved a […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The inaugural catastrophe bond to benefit the Philippines will also set another ILS market first, as the $225 million of notes issued through the World Bank’s IBRD CAR 123-124 cat bond transaction will be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). We understand that this will be the first listing of catastrophe bond […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Catastrophe bonds continue to gain traction as a potential capital structure for delivering post-disaster financing or funding for international humanitarian and development organisations, with the United Nations agency UNICEF among the latest to explore insurance-linked securities (ILS). Forward-looking agencies and humanitarian organisations are exploring the cat bond as a way to […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Foreign sponsors of insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions such as catastrophe bonds continue to look to Bermuda as the location for listing the resulting notes, with Estera having listed all of the transactions originating in Europe or the UK this year. The team at Estera, a global provider of corporate, fund, trust […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE At a recent meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers the group reaffirmed their commitment to exploring capital market backed disaster risk transfer tools, as well as other forms of insurance or reinsurance. Representatives from the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet regularly to discuss […]

Public sector demand, ESG qualities support ILS growth: HSBC’s Hoekema, Goonewardene

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The ongoing expansion of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class is increasingly supported by government and NGO activity, while investors take advantage of a compelling ESG proposition, according to Andries Hoekema, HSBC Global Asset Management and Helen Goonewardene, HSBC Issuer Services. Surpassing $90 billion in 2018, the ILS market has continued, […]