Cat bonds: Structurally diversifying & primed for growth, says Neuberger Berman

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. COPY OF THE FULL WHITE PAPER HERE. Catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities are one of the “very few genuinely, structurally diversifying asset classes,” according to the Neuberger Berman Insurance-Linked Strategies team, who give the asset class a positive outlook for 2021. Writing in a white paper, the Insurance-Linked Strategies team of […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The World Bank has “only scratched the surface” on what it can do with member governments that are looking to transfer some of their disaster risk to the reinsurance sector and the capital markets, according to Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, World Bank Treasury. The World Bank is […]

Catastrophe protection gap needs capital market support: Bernardino, EIOPA

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Gabriel Bernardino, the soon to retire Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), has highlighted the capital markets role in delivering catastrophe insurance that has fewer protection gaps. In an interview with Brink News, Bernardino explained the need for multi-peril catastrophe insurance and reinsurance coverage that protects against […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Central Asian countries will benefit from a better understanding of their natural disaster risks, which in time could lead to greater use of risk transfer, insurance and reinsurance capacity in the region, as the World Bank supports a multi-peril risk assessment project for the region. One of the first steps in […]

Catastrophe protection gap hit 64% in 2020, $171bn goes uninsured: Aon

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. AON’S FULL CATASTROPHE REPORT HERE. The global catastrophe protection gap reached 64% in 2020 as roughly $171 billion of natural catastrophe and severe weather losses were not covered by insurance and reinsurance, one of the largest brokers Aon has said. Aon’s latest annual catastrophe report highlights climate influences on a significant […]

Brazil’s regulator targeting ILS for the right (domestic) reasons

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE With Brazil’s government having recently formalised and published legislation related to special purpose reinsurance transformer vehicles and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance, the country’s insurance regulator Susep has said it hopes the regime will reduce reinsurance costs for carriers. As a result of which, Brazil’s regulator the Superintendência de Seguros Privados (Susep) hopes […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE City National Rochdale’s largely industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund increased its total net assets under management to $147.8 million by the end of October 2020, an increase of 13% in the quarter. The City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX) fund is an interval style mutual […]

Brazil formalises ILS and special purpose reinsurance vehicle rules

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Brazil has now published its awaited rules on insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance and special purpose reinsurance vehicles, which are due to come into force from January 4th 2021 bringing domestic ILS capabilities to its marketplace. As we’ve documented previously, the insurance and reinsurance market regulator, the Superintendência de Seguros Privados (Susep), had […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. INTELLIGENT INSURER WEBSITE PUBLICATION HERE. In a webinar hosted by Intelligent Insurer’s Re/insurance Lounge, AkinovA CEO Henri Winand and Kirill Savrassov of Phoenix CRetro explored the possibilities for ILS to expand into new geographies and lines of business. A significant motive for bringing insurance-linked securities (ILS) to new geographies is diversification of […]

PDF VERSION AVAILABLE HERE. FULL REPORT CAN BE DOWLOADED FOR FREE HERE. Investing in private markets remains a prevalent strategy for institutional asset owners, and one that has demonstrated resilience even through the duration of the first quarter of this year as the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the globe. This is not to say private […]