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Here are four interactive charts that illustrate the state of the market.                                                                                                                                                    ...

The first pure wildfire exposed catastrophe bond has come to market, as California focused electrical utility PG&E Corporation (the Pacific Gas and Electric Company) turns to the capital markets and ILS investors as a source of collateralised insurance protection with a $200m Cal Phoenix Re Ltd. (Series 2018-1) transaction....

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12 months ago, a surge of interest in 'InsurTech' prompted a serious case of the FoMOs in many (re)insurance CEOs. This year, that Fear of Missing Out has been replaced by a fear of becoming distracted by unproven,...

Co-authored by Matteo Carbone, director of the IOT Insurance Observatory, and Adrian Jones, a #traditionalindustry guy and InsurTech investor who writes in his personal capacity. The authors’ opinions are solely their own, and only public data...

Following a record-breaking 2017, Tropical Storm Alberto has just kicked off this year's cyclone season by drenching Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. After last year's successful forecast, NASA's Tim Hall has dusted...

Many insurers had a tough year in 2017 and the Lloyd's market was no exception. Not only was the overall performance weak, but the spread of performance between the independently managed syndicates was even wider than...

Brokers reported flat pricing at the Japanese renewals on April 1 while the latest pricing in the catastrophe bond and ILW markets shows the impact of continued capital inflows. The interactive exhibit below...

'Five charts' and 'five more charts' were two of the most read articles on InsuranceLinked so in the spirit of democracy and imaginative titles, here is some more data on M&A and other goings-on...

Flood insurance in the US is a mess. While insurers search for ways to grow premiums, they are unable to compete with the National Flood Insurance Program which had accumulated $25 billion in debt before the losses...

The final terms of reinsurance contracts due to incept on January 1 kept everyone guessing until the final days of 2017. In the end, the price rises predicted by many reinsurance CEOs proved to be over optimistic as their underwriters...

Reinsurance CEOs were bullish on the pricing environment during the recent Q3 earnings calls. In this update, Nick Martin analyses what is being said about the upcoming January renewal season. Mr...

The influx of 'alternative' capital has meant a qualitative change in the way that the reinsurance market is financed. Events over the summer mean that some structures are being tested for the first time. As anticipated,...

As the 2017 hurricane season continues to threaten more damage to the eastern United States, the Caribbean and elsewhere, Dr Tim Hall, Dr Richard Dixon and the InsuranceLinked editorial team will continue to follow...

THIS BLOG IS CLOSED AND INSURANCELINKED'S COVERAGE OF THE @)!& HURRICANE SEASON CONTINUES HERE.     The leaders of the global reinsurance industry spend months each year preparing for...

This season has been eventful, to say the least. Even though we’re still reeling from Harvey and Irma, and we’re nowhere close to assessing the damage, it’s interesting to step back and estimate the probabilities for...

FROM SEPTEMBER 10 2017 WE WILL BE FOLLOWING HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA IN THE MONTE CARLO 2017 LIVE BLOG     The 12-year-long US 'major hurricane' drought is over with the Texas Category...

Deteriorating market conditions have not put off investors who continue to pour money into ILS funds. The AUM of the largest ILS funds grew by $13 billion over the last year. Here are five charts on the current state...

It is now late enough in the year to get good readings on the two meteorological conditions that are known to correlate with hurricane activity. NASA's Tim Hall has run his model to predict a 29% higher frequency of...

The Florida peninsula is the most important market for property reinsurance in the world. Each summer, the third most populous state in the union braces itself for another Atlantic hurricane season. In...

The last 18 months has seen a surge in both funding and column inches devoted to InsurTech. Some incumbents have embraced the disruption while other firms are struggling to figure out their first move. Chris Sandilands...

Data from the first few months of 2017 shows that there has been a steep fall in the returns of new catastrophe bonds compared with those issued in the first quarter of 2016. The returns of bonds exposed to US...

Michael Millette is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. Before that, he spent 21 years at Goldman Sachs where he was the Global Head of Structured Finance. In the first part...

In the second part his interview, Michael Millette discusses opportunities beyond natural catastrophe risk and how technology might change the structure of the industry. How has the capital markets investment in insurance...

The data shows that institutional investors remain attracted to insurance-linked funds. Investors are looking for modest returns, larger allocations and better ways to educate their stakeholders about insurance-linked...

2016 saw higher losses and lower returns for reinsurance assets compared to 2015. As catastrophe bond yields fell, the resulting mark-to-market bump improved the performance of those insurance-linked funds that deploy...

Reinsurance rates are at long term lows and have slipped again at the key January 1 renewal date. Following a stable period, new catastrophe bonds also priced at lower risk-adjusted rates in 2016 compared with 2015....

Two of the big stories in 2016 were Hurricane Matthew and the rapidly increasing interest in InsurTech. Nick Martin looks back at how close the insurance industry came to the worst loss in its history and how InsurTech...