Alphabet’s (Google’s) first catastrophe bond priced on-target at $237.5m

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The first catastrophe bond to be sponsored directly for the benefit of Alphabet, Inc., the holding company for Google and its many units, has now been priced on-target at the mid-point of guidance, while the Phoenician Re Ltd. (Series 2020-1)  cat bond transaction will close at the same $237.5 million size it […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Does innovation receive the attention it deserves in your company? Are you able to scale your business? Do you have business ideas but don’t see how IT can support or enable them? If so, this article is definitely for you! ILS managers are technology companies that happen to work at the […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Alphabet, Inc., the holding company for Google and its many units, has entered the catastrophe bond market for the first time, as the technology giant seeks $237.5 million of earthquake insurance protection that will be fully collateralized through the issuance of a Phoenician Re Ltd. (Series 2020-1)  cat bond transaction to capital […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Lloyd’s has launched a new business interruption policy, which it believes is the “first of its kind” parametric solution designed to protect small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) against IT disruption or downtime. The new policy pays out automatically once a company’s IT services – such as cloud, e-commerce or payment systems […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The re/insurance world has been grappling with the possibilities posed by insurtech for some years, but is it just a slogan, or a bubble that will burst, or is there something more tangible emerging? Bermuda:Re+ILS investigates. Insurtech is a word that gets a lot of people very excited, as a possible game-changer […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Representatives of A.M. Best presented a macro view of all the technological advances that will likely have a significant impact on the global insurance industry during “The next 25 years in insurance” webinar organized, at the end of March, by ICMIF – International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation. Talking about the potential […]

Solidum issues $12m private catastrophe bond using ILSBlockchain

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ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Solidum Partners, the Swiss specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager, has completed a $12 million Jungfrau IC Limited 2019 private catastrophe bond issuance, which is the fourth to use the firms blockchain system. Solidum Partners became the first in the world to create and settle a securitised catastrophe reinsurance contract using the private […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurtech investment volumes increased by more than 60% between 2017 and 2018, while key players such as Lemonade and Amazon also expanded their operations over the year, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank data shows that insurtech investments (across all stages) totalled US $2.6 billion during the first three quarters […]

Ledger closes non-standard auto insurance securitization with AlphaCat

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ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurance technology (insurtech) and insurance-linked securities (ILS) start-up Ledger Investing has successfully completed its first transaction, directly securitizing a portfolio of non-standard passenger auto insurance between an MGA and the AIG-owned ILS fund manager AlphaCat. The transaction is a step away from the more typical property catastrophe risk exposures that are securitized […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The re/insurance industry holds high expectations for blockchain technology as an opportunity to increase efficiency of insurance processes, and the future is beginning to take shape with the launch of new platforms and products. Intelligent Insurer reports. Blockchain, also dubbed distributed ledger technology, is the technology behind digital currencies such as Bitcoin […]