artemisORIGINAL PUBLICATION BY ARTEMIS HERE 

As the asset class covering insurance linked securities and reinsurance linked investments grows, new readers may be looking for simple explanations of some of the key topics Artemis covers.

 

 

MarketView Reinsurance companies dealing with ART, catastrophe bonds and weather risk management

 

 

IPEORIGINAL ARTICLE HEREALSO AVAILABLE IN ROMANIAN 

Insurance-Linked Securities: Taking the market by storm

Insurance-linked securities are gaining popularity as a diversifying asset class, but what are the available strategies, underlying risks and costs? Carlo Svaluto Moreolo finds out.

 

 

The role of ILS in portfolio diversification

ORIGINAL ARTICLE IN PDF HERE

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are financial instruments issued by insurers and reinsurers to manage their exposure to low-frequency but high-severity losses. The ILS industry is continuing to evolve. This niche market has grown considerably since its origins back in 1997 as a response to the large losses insurers suffered by natural catastrophes (notably Hurricane Andrew in 1992) and is proving to be an increasingly attractive alternative asset class for sophisticated institutional investors, particularly pension funds.

 

 

“Investing in Hurricanes” by Adam Alvares

 

Insurance Linked

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE 

 

A very good fundamentals explanation from an online resource for catastrophe bond and insurance linked investments.

Reinsurance is not complicated but it is full of jargon. This 50 page booklet explains the key ideas that are necessary to make an informed investment in insurance linked funds. Introduced by the former partner responsible for the Goldman Sachs catastrophe bond business, the guide systematically explains the funds and their underlying assets.

 

 

air_logoORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE

Hedging Catastrophe Risk Using Industry Loss Warranties

Editor’s Note: In this article, Michael Wedel, Manager in AIR’s Consulting and Client Services Group, discusses how industry loss warranties are used to hedge catastrophe risk—as well as how AIR’s CATRADER® software can be used to evaluate hedge effectiveness.

 

 

Explanation of Catastrophe (CAT) Bonds

 

 

 

Cat bonds vs collateralised re

 

intelligent insurer

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE 

 

Henning Ludolphs, managing director of retrocessions and capital markets at Hannover Re, examines the pros and cons of, and offers some observations about, cat bonds and collateralised reinsurance.

 

 

The full report can be downloaded by registering your details with Clear Path Analysis here.

The fifth annual report where pension plan managers, trustees, asset and investment managers, fund of funds and their consultants examine the growing trend towards allocating to insurance linked security funds. The report will also assess emerging asset classes and investment vehicles such as longevity swaps and private ILS funds.

Key service and product providers suitable for:

  • ILS Fund Manger
  • Reinsurer
  • Broker
  • Legal Provider
  • Data Provider
  • Fund Administration/Custodian

Key topics the free report will cover:

  • Future developments in the ILS market
  • Should investors in ILS be expanding their focus?
  • The data and operations conundrum
  • The growth of life risk in the ILS marketplace
  • Educating the market and creating transparency

 

 The fundamentals of insurance-linked securities

 

swissreORIGINAL PUBLICATION BY SWISS RE HERE

Since its inception in 1996, the market for insurance-linked securities (ILS) has witnessed robust growth worldwide. Re/insurers, governments and corporations continue to access capital market solutions to finance growth, manage capital and transfer risk related to extreme events. Swiss Re is a pioneer in the development of transparent and tradable insurance-linked securities.