Falling gov bond yields make ILS an even more valuable diversifier: Schroders

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The value of insurance-linked securities (ILS) as a diversification play within asset portfolios is now even higher, as falling government bond yields have made other diversifiers less attractive at a time when ILS is only increasing its value proposition to investors. This is according to Stephan Ruoff, Head of specialist insurance-linked […]

Cat bond market benefiting from a “flight to simplicity” in ILS

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The flight to quality in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has been well-documented, as some investors have opted to shift allegiance to ILS fund managers that are deemed higher quality, due to their longevity, track-records, or affiliations. But now we can add to that a “flight to simplicity”, coined by RenaissanceRe […]

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 […]

ESG fund assets forecast for explosive growth, a huge ILS opportunity

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The rapid growth of ESG (environmental, social, governance) appropriate investment products is set to create a “paradigm shift” in investment markets, which could lead to more than 50% of European mutual fund assets invested in ESG funds as soon as 2025, according to PwC. In a recent report PwC highlights the […]

Parametrics to grow in areas where indemnity models struggle: panellists

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE While parametric insurance will never replace indemnity structures, they are expected to be leveraged more widely in areas where indemnity models struggle to provide adequate solutions, according to Richard Chattock, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at London-headquartered, Insurtech Gateway. On the final day of the virtually held ILS Bermuda Convergence 2020 conference, […]

COVID drove higher ILW demand. Positive trends expected for 2021: City National Rochdale

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Demand for reinsurance and retrocessional protection in the form of industry loss warranties (ILW’s) increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic and favourable market conditions are expected to persist, with a chance of higher demand again towards the end of this year, City National Rochdale has explained. Reporting on its industry loss […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A panel of academics at ILS Bermuda’s Convergence 2020 conference has slammed the re/insurance industry’s catastrophe prediction models as not fit for purpose. Cat models that use historical inputs are based on “short and incomplete” data that would be misleading, even if the data were comprehensive, because of the impact of climate […]

CCRIF targets private sector risk with parametric utilities cover

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is expanding its appetite to include private sector risk, with the launch of a parametric insurance product for the electric utility sector in the Caribbean. Adding risk from the private sector to its already growing pool of largely sovereign […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is back once again in the catastrophe bond market with the second issuance it has sponsored so far this year, seeking a $250 million or larger source of collateralised earthquake reinsurance from this Ursa Re II Ltd. (Series 2020-1) deal. Earlier this year, the CEA, which is a […]