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 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 […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Bermuda may be the world’s leading jurisdiction for the registration of captive insurance companies, but even the global pacesetter loses the odd captive to another locale. Captive Insurance Times reports that the Astana Financial Services Authority in Kazakhstan has issued a licence to the Kazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company to continue as a captive […]

Перевод оригинальной статьи (in English) для 16-го конгресса SIRC. PDF версия здесь. 中文 По словам руководителя компании Phoenix CRetro Кирилла Саврасова, внедрение катастрофических облигаций на фоне инвестиций в проекты инициативы «Один пояс, Один путь» сможет нивелировать риск крупных бюджетных потерь и укрепить макроэкономическую стабильность региона стран бывшего СССР и западных Балкан путем организации инструментов быстрого доступа к финансовым ресурсам, […]

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 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 […]