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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cat bond activity to pick up, issuance conditions attractive: GC’s Des Potter

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Cat bonds are set to buck the trend elsewhere in the ILS market, with a strong issuance pipeline for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021. This is according to Des Potter, managing director ILS origination and structuring at GC Securities, part of Guy Carpenter, in an interview with Artemis. Encouraged by the […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. HARD PAPER VERSION HERE There is something magical about the word bonds as it is closely linked with all facets of our life. But in the world of business, bonds are financial instruments that are used by governments and institutions to tide over funding difficulties in times of stress. And at no […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe that have been recipients of Chinese investment via projects associated with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) should use parametric sovereign cat bonds to insure themselves against the risk of natural disasters. Belt and Road Initiative has created an even greater need for comprehensive protection […]

PUBLICATION ORIGINALE ICI Les pays d’Asie centrale et d’Europe de l’Est qui reçoivent des investissements chinois dans le cadre de l’initiative « Belt and Road » (BRI) pourraient être intéressés par l’utilisation d’obligations souveraines paramétriques pour se prémunir contre les risques de catastrophes naturelles. L’initiative « Belt and Road » a créé un besoin important de solutions de protection […]