ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Cyber risks are a logical place for the use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital as there is a real need for capacity, according to Brian Duperreault, the CEO of insurance giant AIG. Duperreault was interviewed on stage at the annual SIFMA IRLS conference in Miami, Florida yesterday. He discussed the evolution of […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The government of Hong Kong included insurance-linked securities (ILS) in its budget this week, demonstrating the level of importance being placed on developing appropriate legislation in the Special Administrative Region of China. Hong Kong began planning for the development of legislation to allow for the establishment of reinsurance related special purpose vehicles for […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurers and reinsurers in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are struggling to remain profitable in the face of significant geopolitical instability and regulatory changes, according to a report by A.M. Best. The rating agency noted that, whilst the overall economy for the CIS improved in 2018 compared to prior years, challenges […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Singapore’s first insurance-linked securities transaction (ILS) has been finalised, according to law firm Rajah & Tann Singapore which acted as Singapore counsel to the transaction. The ILS comprises a catastrophe bond sponsored by Insurance Australia Group. The bond is the first Australian dollar-denominated catastrophe bond in the global market and a A$75m […]

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 Pool Re, the UK government-backed mutual terrorism reinsurance facility, has now successfully completed the issuance of its first terrorism risk catastrophe bond, the £75 million ($97m) Baltic PCC Limited (Series 2019) with the placement said to have been oversubscribed thanks to ILS investor support. The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has seen terrorism risk before, […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) has become the listing home for notes issued under a UK domiciled catastrophe bond structure for the first time, as the £75 million of notes issued for Pool Re’s first terrorism cat bond find a home there. The £75 million Baltic PCC Limited (Series 2019)terrorism catastrophe bond transaction […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE It’s always refreshing to hear that the original premise for the capital markets entry into reinsurance holds true, even for the very largest reinsurers in the world. Speaking this morning, Swiss Re CEO Christian Mumenthaler acknowledged that the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is a necessary force within insurance and reinsurance, as the […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A group of United Nations backed initiatives are looking to expand the use of parametric or index insurance and reinsurance in the Pacific region, with a study expected to identify new use-cases and possibilities to drive uptake. The Pacific islands are not strangers to parametric insurance, having a World Bank supported Pacific […]