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Monte Carlo 2014 wrap up

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Every year, the reinsurance conference in Monte Carlo is accompanied by market analysis from key industry observers that sets the agenda for the...

ILS cheat sheet

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Reinsurance isn't complicated but it is full of jargon. The convergence of the reinsurance and asset management worlds has produced a...

Shake up in the science of earthquakes

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The cat bond and reinsurance markets are likely to be affected by a new study by the US Geological Survey. It concludes that there is a higher...

In the red

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Despite the lack of natural catastrophes, it has been a shaky start to the second half of the year for investors in reinsurance equity The...

The rise of the insurance linked fund

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An interactive map showing the growth of a new asset class For hundreds of years reinsurance was sold by reinsurers. In the early 2000s,...

The next big thing

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The recent success of insurance linked funds at the expense of traditional reinsurers is just one example of how innovation is changing an old...

Sage advice

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Warren Buffett's warning that those charging inadequate premiums could wind up "getting creamed" has done little to dent ILS investors' enthusiasm....

Reading tea leaves

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Seasonal forecasters have offered few useful insights to the reinsurance market, but cat bond traders could use them to gain an edge Hurricanes...

Are we there yet?

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Does the recent increase in cat bond yields indicate that we have reached the bottom of the market? Probably not. Last week we used industry...

Letters | June 8 2014

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Dirk Lohmann, Chairman and Managing Partner of Sacquaero Advisors on last week’s article on long term cat bond prices Adam, With respect...

Florida 2014 – a buyer’s market

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There are still four days left to negotiate the key Florida renewal season. But this year, discussions have been distinctly one sided Bryon...

Moore’s Law

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The press is full of superlatives these days – biggest market, largest bond, most sponsors, lowest yield. As records seem to be falling increasing...

Perspectives – Ben Fox

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The World Bank

A conversation with Dr. Ben Fox of the World Bank Group, about the Bank’s work to reduce the economic burden of natural disasters The...

Industry Loss What?

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InsuranceLinked has teamed up with leading reinsurance broker, Guy Carpenter, to provide readers with historical ILW pricing data Many...

Bigger data

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Cat bonds remain a largely US phenomenon despite the number of sponsors surging by 50% in the last two years This week Italian insurer,...

Data, Big Data

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Statistics has rebranded itself as ‘Big Data’. We've joined the bandwagon and created two new interactive charts from our data warehouse Which...

Untangling twisters

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New insight into tornado risk could give investors the comfort they need In 2010, American Family’s, Mariah Re, became the first catastrophe...

Big in Japan

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Three years after the Tohoku earthquake, reinsurers – traditional and alternative – have regained their appetite for Japanese risk March...

Known unknowns

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A new generation of catastrophe models is set to transform our understanding of the uncertainty inherent in risk analysis All catastrophe...

Keep it private

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Private cat bonds

A peek into the world of private catastrophe bonds The catastrophe bond market reached record levels in 2013. Packaging reinsurance risk...

In deep water

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Insurance linked securities may be part of the solution for the insolvent US federal flood programme In recent years, a series of very...

They’re back

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The surprising return of the sidecar 2014 is shaping up to be an important year for the reemergence of reinsurance sidecars as traditional...

What’s the damage?

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Despite the headlines, 2013 was a respite year for the reinsurance industry Recent analyses by a number of industry insiders have examined...

Beyond TRIPRA

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Could the ILS market help to provide an alternative to government backed terrorism insurance? More than a decade since the 9/11 terrorist...

Wider and wider

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The increasing breadth of the alternative reinsurance industry The alternative reinsurance industry is on the up with $7.42 billion in...

All eyes on Florida

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US state's plans could create opportunities for ILS market Florida is a major beneficiary of the burgeoning insurance linked securities...

The heat is on

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Concern about global warming is fuelling greater interest in ILS A landmark report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

Where the growth is

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Emerging markets provide risk and reward for the industry Emerging market growth has been the economic headline of the last decade and...

The gloves are off

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Bermuda steals the lead in fight for ILS market dominance 12 January 2014 Bermuda leads the world in insurance linked...

Room for some more

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Growth in catastrophe bond market set to continue in 2014? In 2013, the catastrophe bond market saw $7.1 billion of new issuance taking...

When the wind blows

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Calm in the Atlantic but Europe takes a buffeting Despite predictions of a stormy Atlantic hurricane season, 2013 was an extremely benign...

Unhappy new year

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Alternative insurance impact may be felt at January renewals Many traditional reinsurers may be looking ahead to the New Year with a...

AIFMD – costs and opportunities

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Regulations could create globally-trusted brand to replace tarnished UCITS Despite having almost three years to comply with the Alternative...

Broadening scope for cat bonds

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Storm surge development a step forward in innovation While the majority of cat bonds continue to cover peak risk in the US, and to a lesser...

Implications of breaking the buck

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Queen Street saga opens door to questions about cat bond market correlation Winter is almost upon us and two Munich Re cat bonds are already...

US perils dominate ILS market

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In a report released earlier this week, Munich Re summarized a busy third quarter for the ILS market, which saw a number of noteworthy transactions...

AIR announces expanded Touchstone platform

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Software developer AIR Worldwide recently announced an updated version of its risk-modeling platform, Touchstone, which will improve the intelligence-gathering...

Aon Benfield positive about future of ILS

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In its detailed summary of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, Aon Benfield Securities documents the surging interest in catastrophe bonds and...