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 […]

As mentioned by AON in their Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight: 2019  Annual Report, last year brought $232 billion of economic losses from natural disasters whereby only $71 billion was actually insured. It outlined that the world continue to face a fundamental issue of insurance gap, especially in emerging and developing countries, where losses for businesses and governments are only increasing following […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Generali has developed its first Green Insurance Linked Securities Framework, in line with the Group’s sustainability strategy. Insurance Linked Securities are alternative financial instruments allowing for the transfer of insurance risk to institutional investors. This Framework aims to be the first contribution to develop guidelines for Green ILS structures going forward. The […]

PIMCO adds almost $26m more to its ILS Series SPC fund vehicle

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Giant asset manager PIMCO has raised and deployed more funds into its Cayman Islands based ILS Series SPC fund, taking total insurance-linked assets within one segregated fund account to $51.8 million and overall assets in the vehicle to just over $150 million. PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company LLC), the investment management […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Innovative insurance and reinsurance mechanisms such as catastrophe bonds, risk pooling facilities and parametric triggers are all key ways that risk mitigation can be improved in the world’s most vulnerable areas, Aon said today. The insurance and reinsurance broker highlighted the continuing issue of the protection gap and the need for […]

PGGM grows ILS portfolio 16% to ~$6.5bn in 2019, adds new reinsurance partners

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE PGGM, the Dutch pension fund investment manager and the largest single source of assets in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, has grown the size of its ILS portfolio by roughly 16% in 2019, to reach around US $6.5 billion of assets and also added two new reinsurance partners during the year. […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE As institutional investors look to asset classes that promote sustainable and responsible investing, increasingly, they are drawn to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) qualities of insurance-linked securities (ILS), according to Greg Wojciechowski, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX). Speaking during a panel discussion held […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE To reach the required levels of adaptation and increase the world’s resilience to climate change, parametric insurance is critical in order to manage the long-term impacts and the transition, according to Carl Hess, Head of Investment, Risk and Reinsurance at broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). Hess was speaking as part of […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A World Economic Forum (WEF) initiative focused on responses to humanitarian risk is investigating areas where catastrophe bonds may prove valuable tools for risk sharing with private markets and investors, according to a United Nations representative. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international organisation focused on public-private cooperation. Its annual […]

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 […]