ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE, НА РУССКОМ ЗДЕСЬ Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are an asset class based upon insurance events. They provide an element of diversity to portfolios. Put simply, a market collapse is unlikely to be correlated to a natural disaster. Key points Insurance-linked securities can be an attractive investment as they are uncorrelated with other assets […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market responded well to recent intense pressure from third-quarter catastrophe events, and there’s an opportunity for ILS players to take advantage of premium increases of up to 30% or higher, according to insurance and reinsurance linked investment specialist manager, Twelve Capital. In a recent research note on the […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION (IN RUSSIAN) HERE Российская экономика с ее ветхой инфраструктурой подвержена существенным рискам, при этом в отличие от развитых стран в РФ они практически никак не застрахованы. В результате в случае форс-мажорных обстоятельств люди и бизнес несут безвозвратные потери. К такому выводу приходят аналитики рейтингового агентства “Эксперт РА” в исследовании “Будущее страхового рынка: российская […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors are “informed” and their lack of naivety suggests an expectation of higher rates in 2018, and many investors in the space have additional appetite despite recent catastrophe events, according to Ed Noonan, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Validus Holdings. Trapped reinsurance and retrocession […]

InsuResilience commitments made at COP23 climate meeting


ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE New commitments have been made to the InsuResilience initiative, that seeks to provide direct or indirect insurance coverage to an extra 400 million of the world’s most vulnerable people by 2020, with the German government committing US $125 million to help expand the initiatives remit. The initiative seeks to bring climate insurance […]

Record -9.04% decline for ILS funds in September 2017: ILS Advisors


ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market has experienced its largest ever losses in September 2017, final data from ILS Advisors index of ILS funds performances shows, with the average being a decline of -9.04%. In total, 33 out of the 34 ILS and catastrophe bond funds tracked by the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index saw […]

Cat rates could rise 25%, but “eager” alternative capital may dampen: Willis


ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Catastrophe exposed property insurance pricing is expected to rise anywhere from 10% to as much as 25%, depending on whether accounts faced losses during the recent hurricane events, but “still eager” alternative capital providers may dampen the upward pressure on rates, broker Willis Towers Watson said. In the brokers latest Marketplace Realities […]

We don’t believe all ILS capacity can race back in for 1/1: Maloney, Lancashire


ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Speaking today, Lancashire holdings CEO Alex Maloney said that it is unlikely that all ILS capacity can race back into the market in time for the key January reinsurance renewals, but explained that his firms Kinesis vehicle will be ready to reload for any opportunities that arise. Maloney was discussing the state […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Aon Securities has published its annual ILS report: Alternative Capital Breaks New Boundaries. Paul Schultz, its chief executive, tells SIRC Today about the key developments during what has been a record year for ILS. It has been a record year for insurance-linked securities (ILS) in several ways. In the six months to June 30, 2017, […]

$9 billion of collateralised retro estimated blown or trapped


ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Of the $29 billion of total retrocessional reinsurance capacity tracked by broker Aon, an estimated $9 billion, or 31% is collateralised and either completely blown or trapped as a result of recent catastrophe events, according to Robert Bisset, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Re Specialty, Aon Benfield. Following the devastating effects […]