Monthly Archives: July 2016

News review | July 25 2016

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Natural disasters in the second half of this year could have a serious impact on the returns generated by the insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment markets in 2016, according to Des Potter, head of GC Securities,...

Bermuda leads the way

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A new study by InsuranceLinked estimates that 38% of global ILS fund assets are managed by firms that are headquartered in Bermuda. Specialist ILS funds and related service providers employed approximately 400 people in Bermuda at the...

News review | July 18 2016

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The London Market Group (LMG) has launched a white paper in the UK House of Commons discussing the creation of a Foreign Aid catastrophe bond (FAB). The innovative structure would utilise the soon to be created UK ILS regime to address...

News review | July 11 2016

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Swiss Re Capital Markets has structured and placed United Property & Casualty Insurance Company's debut $100m Laetere Re cat bond to cover named storms and earthquakes affecting certain coastal states of the US, on a cascading...

Q2 2016 pricing update

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Rate reductions have continued over the last 12 months, but the rate of rate reductions has also continued to reduce.  Four charts illustrate current pricing levels and how this is affecting reinsurance and ILS returns. This...

News review | July 04 2016

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Standard & Poor's has downgraded the UK's sovereign credit ratings from "AAA" to "AA" following the outcome of the June 23 referendum. The decision to leave the EU will in S&P's opinion lead to a "less predictable, stable...