Monthly Archives: August 2016

News review | August 29 2016

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The powerful M6.2 earthquake that struck central Italy on August 24 is not expected to trigger the €200m ($225m) Azzurro Re cat bond, issued last year by UnipolSai. The catastrophe will not generate heavy losses for insurers, raising...

News review | August 23 2016

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The search for yield means that more and more Japanese investors are putting money into catastrophe bonds. Asuka Asset Management Co.’s $52 million Asuka Insurance Linked Opportunities Strategy fund mainly invests in such notes....

News review | August 15 2016

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Concerns about the potential for market manipulation contributed to Lloyd's decision to shelve its proposed market loss index. UK regulator the Prudential Regulation Authority had expressed concerns about the way the index would...

Perspectives interview with Michael Coles – Part I

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Michael Coles is the managing director of Coles Advisory Partners. He discusses how the last few years have seen an unprecedented level of technological innovation in the insurance industry and what that might mean for the future...

Perspectives interview with Michael Coles – Part II

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What are some of the most exciting developments in distribution? How might that affect ILS funds? The re/insurance value chain is quite elongated, and there are a lot of premiums coming out of it. The reason we're excited about distribution...

News review | August 09 2016

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Plans to publish draft regulations for a UK insurance-linked securities regulatory framework have been pushed back. The UK Treasury originally provided details on the planned framework in March and all feedback on the proposals was...

News review | August 2 2016

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A new catastrophe bond has been launched which aims to be the first to cover temperature related weather risks since 1999, as sponsor Allianz Risk Transfer seeks $70m of coverage against European winter temperature extremes through...