FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re said today that it is “excited” to promote the development of an insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond market in Asia, with the completion of the first cat bond it has facilitated in Singapore, the $100 million First Coast Re II Pte. Ltd. (Series 2019-1). As we […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Florida based primary insurer Security First Insurance Company is set to be the beneficiary of the first full 144A catastrophe bond to be issued in Singapore, as a $100 million First Coast Re II Pte. Ltd. (Series 2019-1) transaction has now been priced and is set for completion. This will officially be the first […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has sponsored its first catastrophe bond and the transaction is also the first cat bond to be issued in Singapore, using the countries’ Special Purpose Reinsurance Vehicle (SPRV) regulations. The AUD $75 million Orchard ILS Pte Ltd transaction has broken new ground by becoming the first cat bond to […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The successful issuance of the AUD $75 million Orchard ILS Pte Ltd catastrophe bond, the first for sponsoring insurer Insurance Australia Group (IAG) and the first cat bond to be issued in Singapore, took only a few weeks, according to a lawyer who worked on the transaction. The issuance of the Orchard ILS Pte […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE There are a number of new domiciles and jurisdictions for locating and housing insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions coming into view, but they will all have to go through the thorough testing that is required to ensure their robustness and flexibility, before success can be guaranteed. Only a decade ago there were very […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE We’re told that the grant program established by Singapore to attract catastrophe bond issuers to the domicile could total more than US $1.5 million per issue for cat bond transactions that qualify, providing a very attractive cost saving to any sponsors considering the domicile as a home for their insurance-linked securities (ILS). […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Singapore has pledged to fully fund the upfront cost of local CAT bond issuances from 1 January 2018 through a newly-formed ILS grant scheme, as the city-state seeks to carve out a prominent role in the US$30 billion global catastrophe bond market. Minister for Trade & Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang announced […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Singapore has ramped up its focus on developing an insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, taken the radical step of offering an ILS grant that will fund 100% of the upfront costs incurred in issuing catastrophe bonds in the country and setting up a working group to explore opportunities for the country in ILS. […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE In order for insurance-linked securities (ILS) and capital market investors to increase their prominence in Asia education remains a key issue, as too does the ability for the symbiotic relationship between traditional and alternative to be fostered in order to help regional cedents understand the relevance of ILS to their risk transfer […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE In order to better serve the needs of societies in emerging markets insurers and reinsurers require the structures and capacity of alternative reinsurance and ILS, according to the Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Jacqueline Loh. At the 13th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference held in early November 2015, […]