ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company chief executive Kirill K Savrassov says as huge investments are being poured into the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) across Asia and Europe, introduction of catastrophe bonds can take the risk off the government balance sheets and reinforce macro-economic stability while providing access to rapid recovery funding. The […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE As investments into China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) increase, Kirill Savrassov, CEO of Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company, told Baden-Baden Today that it represents big opportunities and challenges for the reinsurance industry, especially from a cat perspective. He said the project, led by China and sometimes described as a multibillion dollar rebirth […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. PDF VERSION HERE China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the economic project which aims to recreate the ancient Silk Road that linked Europe to Asia, needs protecting. ILS could provide the perfect solution, as Kirill K. Savrassov, chief executive of Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company, tells Bermuda:Re+ILS. In September a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Istanbul, triggering the evacuation of schools […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Parametric triggers, coupled with increasingly granular data and technology, can “expand the limits of insurability” according to Swiss Re, especially when it comes to non-physical damage business interruption (NDBI). Innovation continues to deliver on new ways to mitigate risks, Swiss Re said in a recent report. These innovations are enabling better […]

Parametric ILS “vital” to reduce protection gaps, increase resilience: Mark Carney, Bank of England

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, discussed the role of insurance and reinsurance technology as an essential financial took to smooth the world’s transition to a 1.5 degree world and highlighted the role of insurance-linked securities (ILS) within that. Speaking on Sunday in New York, on the sidelines […]

Hudson Structured raises $300m from Indiana & Maryland state pensions

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and transportation focused investment manager that undertakes its insurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda, has raised new capital from two U.S. state retirement system pension funds in recent months. According to documents from board of trustee meetings held by the Indiana […]

Gradual pick-up of ILS transactions expected in Asia: Fitch

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond activity is expected to gradually accelerate in the Asia region, providing investor interest in the ILS asset class remains strong, according to Fitch Ratings. While insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized forms of reinsurance in general are familiar concepts in North America and Europe, there has […]

ILS has “superior historical performance” over the long-term: Researchers

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Recent analysis on the return drivers of insurance-linked securities (ILS) shows that over a 15-year period, ILS funds have recorded a superior historical performance when compared with other asset classes. In a recent article, Alexander Braun and Martin Eling of the Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen in Switzerland […]

Alternative capital can “bypass” the traditional value chain: Aon

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE For some year’s now we’ve been saying that insurance-linked securities (ILS) capacity and alternative reinsurance capital is destined to get closer to risk, as structures and technologies advance to allow it to break free from the strictures of the traditional market chain. So, it’s encouraging to hear that insurance and reinsurance […]

Schroders takes majority stake in InsuResilience fund manager BlueOrchard

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Global asset management group Schroders is set to acquire a majority stake in impact and microfinance investment management specialist BlueOrchard, the firm that is also the manager of the InsuResilience fund. Schroders said the move further accelerates its growth in the private assets arena and also in impact investing in emerging […]