ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Terms and conditions associated with reinsurance, retrocession and insurance-linked securities (ILS) renewals, as well as the way you access the risk, are said to have been equally as important as rates at the recent renewal in determining the actual risk adjusted returns achievable. Pricing and rates has of course been a major […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market will never completely oust traditional reinsurance business models, according to Denis Kessler, the Chairman and CEO of French reinsurer SCOR, but he does believe ILS has cemented its role as a complementary source of risk capital. Speaking at a Standard & Poor’s conference in London towards the […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Cayman Islands based reinsurance firm Oxbridge Re Ltd. said that its fully collateralized reinsurance sidecar vehicle Oxbridge Re NS Ltd. will support the firms losses from both hurricane Michael and the California wildfires in Q4 2018. Oxbridge Re said that it now expects to suffer a $6 million impact from catastrophe losses […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Deteriorating international relations are hindering the world’s ability to foster collective action and tackle the most serious global risks, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 said that international cooperation looks set to worsen further over the coming year, with experts identifying rising geopolitical and geo-economic […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Rational Funds said that the launch of the open-ended mutual Context Insurance Linked Income Fund in partnership with Context Capital Partners sees it bringing an ILS strategy with a difference to all investors able to access mutual funds. As we explained earlier this month, mutual fund product provider Rational Funds has teamed […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The alternative reinsurance capital market showed evidence of increasing rationality at the key January 1st 2019 renewals, according to analysts at Peel Hunt, with a “flight to quality” also noted as being underway in some corners of the ILS fund market. The analysts met with underwriters in London and at Lloyd’s recently […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Longer-term investors in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked assets are expected to remain committed to the sector despite the impact of losses over the last two years, with a resumption of ILS market growth anticipated once recent losses have been digested. Reporting in its latest Reinsurance Market Outlook, Aon highlights the […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Reinsurance firm Swiss Re continues to expand its parametric risk transfer activities, this time with the launch and backing of the first county-level natural catastrophe index insurance product in China. Swiss Re is backing and reinsuring a county-level index insurance cover for Mao County in Sichuan province, Financial News reported, the first […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Asset management giant PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company LLC), which is owned by Allianz S.E., is targeting the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investments space with the hiring of Rick Pagnani as Head of PIMCO’s ILS Business. PIMCO is one of the leading fixed income investors in the world, with an […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of collateralised reinsurer Oxbridge Re Ltd., Jay Madhu, explained that the firm’s recently launched sidecar vehicle diversifies its revenue streams and risk. Oxbridge Re announced plans for its sidecar vehicle, Oxbridge Re NS Ltd., in late 2017 after registering the company in the Cayman Islands in […]