FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Asia will drive the growth of the global insurance market in the years to come. Technological innovation along with solid financing and the right policies will be needed to make sure as many people as possible in the region get the insurance protection they need. The demand for insurance in Asia […]

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 […]

Catastrophe bond spreads back at their highest since 2012/13

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Artemis’ data on the catastrophe bond market shows that excess spreads, so the return available above expected loss, of new issuance so far in 2020 is now back at levels last seen in 2012/13. The market for catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) has already broken records in 2020, with […]

Demonstrated value of ILS during COVID to drive capital to the market: Aon

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The fact insurance-linked securities (ILS) such as catastrophe bonds and other reinsurance-linked assets clearly demonstrated their value during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic financial market volatility, is likely to draw investors to the sector, Aon Securities believes. The most negative effect of the pandemic on catastrophe bonds was a brief […]

Alphabet (Google) returns for second cat bond to top up quake cover

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Alphabet, Inc., the holding company for tech giant Google and its units, has returned to the catastrophe bond market in very quick succession to add a second $95 million Phoenician Re Ltd. (Series 2020-2) transaction, clearly pleased with the pricing and execution of its first. Alphabet had only priced its first catastrophe bond […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Turker Re, a Lloyd’s broker with a significant insurance and reinsurance broking footprint in the Turkish marketplace and surrounding region, has launched a new product offering of a Turkey earthquake industry loss warranty (ILW) as the first under a new Capital Solutions unit. The broker hopes to create a new market […]

Hamilton looks to Singapore for first full cat bond with Easton Re Pte. Ltd.

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Hamilton, the Bermuda based insurance and reinsurance holding company, is entering the catastrophe bond market for its first full, syndicated Rule 144a transaction and Singapore is to be the domicile of choice, after the company registered Easton Re Pte. Ltd.  as an issuer. Our sources told us that Hamilton would likely return […]

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 […]