Growing flood gap a “catalyst” for ILS: Franklin Templeton

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Global investment firm Franklin Templeton has released a new report that examines the growing role of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in alleviating flood risk, particularly in the US where the financial burden on FEMA and the Treasury seems to be increasing every year. Penned by Jonathan Malawer, Head of ILS, Commodities & […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE One of the side-effects of the Covid-19 crisis has been an increased interest in ESG investing by UK investors, a recent Aviva survey reveals. ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance – is now the commonly-used term to describe the three main factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of a company […]

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 […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. INTELLIGENT INSURER OWN WEBSITE PUBLICATION HERE As an asset class that is uncorrelated with financial markets, provides environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) advantages and offers good returns in the current low interest environment, insurance-linked securities (ILS) are becoming increasingly attractive, Kirill Savrassov, an ILS and sovereign risk transfer specialist, told Baden-Baden […]

ILS tells a compelling ESG story: Carey Olsen

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Amid the ongoing expansion of the market for sustainable investment, there’s an opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector to show its alignment with environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, according to law firm Carey Olsen. Intensified by the wide-ranging effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, heightened awareness of the complex […]

Nat cat protection gap widened in 2019 including in North America

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Despite the fact insurance and reinsurance markets become increasingly sophisticated in their use of technology to reach customers and provide enhanced coverage, in North America, perhaps the most advanced economy in insured terms, the natural catastrophe protection gap actually widened by over 7% in 2019. It should perhaps be considered an […]

As mentioned by AON in their Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight: 2019  Annual Report, last year brought $232 billion of economic losses from natural disasters whereby only $71 billion was actually insured. It outlined that the world continue to face a fundamental issue of insurance gap, especially in emerging and developing countries, where losses for businesses and governments are only increasing following […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Generali has developed its first Green Insurance Linked Securities Framework, in line with the Group’s sustainability strategy. Insurance Linked Securities are alternative financial instruments allowing for the transfer of insurance risk to institutional investors. This Framework aims to be the first contribution to develop guidelines for Green ILS structures going forward. The […]

Generali develops framework for Green insurance-linked securities (ILS)

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Generali, one of the largest global insurance and asset management companies, has recognised the potential for insurance and reinsurance linked investments to have green or ESG credentials and has developed a framework for Green insurance-linked securities (ILS). As a recognised European sponsor of catastrophe bonds, as one of the way’s it […]