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Third-party & ILS capital to more than double to $150B by 2020: Millette

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ILS Bermuda Announces Date for Bermuda Convergence 2015

M & A- the long view

Last week’s announcement that Endurance will be buying Montpelier was the fifth significant reinsurance deal in as many months. Assured Research, an insurance focused research firm, has analysed the data from the last 15 years […]
Source: Insurance Linked

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Cat bond pricing stabilises for now

Data from recent deals indicates that catastrophe bond prices have stabilised over the last 12 months. Has the market finally reached the bottom or is it just pausing for […]
Source: Insurance Linked

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Third-party & ILS capital to more than double to $150B by 2020: Millette

As the pace of change in the reinsurance market accelerates, there is an expectation that the amount of capital seeking direct access to insurance and […]
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ILS Bermuda Announces Date for Bermuda Convergence 2015

Hamilton, Bermuda – Bermuda Convergence 2015 will be held November 11-13, in Hamilton, Bermuda ILS Bermuda Ltd. announced today. Last November, the Bermuda Convergence 2014 event was hailed a major success, drawing more than 300 delegates from 13 different countries around the world including Canada, Cayman Islands, Finland, France, Germany, […]

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In its third year, this unique networking event sets itself apart from other industry events, bringing leaders together from the alternative reinsurance, convergence and insurance linked securities marketplace. Supported by the most respected organisations in the ILS sector, this two-day event seeks to attract investors and industry participants to Bermuda, the leading jurisdiction for ILS.

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Hosted at PIER 6 on Front St, this invitation-only event is distinctively different from other industry events, providing a unique platform for networking. Registration dates to follow.

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Our keynote and industry speakers give valuable insight into the ILS market offering frank discussion on the industry’s hottest topics. Speaker announcements follow event launch.

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IN THE NEWS

The U.S. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released its official May forecast for the 2015 Atlantic tropical storm & hurricane season today, predicting a 70% chance of a below normal season and cit [...] READ MORE

Analysts from Goldman Sachs believe that reinsurance pricing could stabilise by the end of 2016, but warn that this could be at a structurally lower level from where they may not rise much again, even [...] READ MORE

Insurance industry losses from U.S. severe thunderstorms, so including hail and tornado events, are estimated to have reached $3.1 billion by mid-May and are expected to spike sharply higher, given th [...] READ MORE

Premiums for earthquake insurance in Japan are set to rise again, with Nikkei reporting rises of between 20% and 30% are likely from 2016. The upwards pressure on primary insurance may help to slow or [...] READ MORE

Property Claim Services (PCS) is expanding internationally and has today announced the launch of PCS Turkey, to provide catastrophe loss aggregation services and industry loss estimates for events tha [...] READ MORE

M & A- the long view

Last week’s announcement that Endurance will be buying Montpelier was the fifth significant reinsurance deal in as many months. Assured Research, an insurance focused research firm, has analysed the data from the last 15 years […]

READ MORE

Cat bond pricing stabilises for now

Data from recent deals indicates that catastrophe bond prices have stabilised over the last 12 months. Has the market finally reached the bottom or is it just pausing for […]

READ MORE

Third-party & ILS capital to more than double to $150B by 2020: Millette

As the pace of change in the reinsurance market accelerates, there is an expectation that the amount of capital seeking direct access to insurance and […]

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Bermuda stretches ILS market lead

Bermuda is streaking ahead in the global ILS market, with the Island issuing $7.7 billion of during 2014. By comparison Cayman Islands saw only $0.7 […]

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KPMG in Bermuda: ILS and the impact on traditional markets

In this Podcast, we sit with Jason Carne, Head of ILS, to discuss Insurance Linked Securities and its impact on the traditional market.

Bermuda Hosts a Unique African Catastrophe Insurer

A new multi-country pool based in Bermuda will insure drought, weather cats and other large-scale risks that have been chronic problems in Africa. Organizers call it a "hybrid mutual" and say it was built to be moved.

Catastrophe (Cat) Bond

A cat bond is a bond with an embedded option.

Barney Schauble Nephila Capital: Investing in reinsurance and weather risk

Barney Schauble is a managing director of Bermuda based Nephila Capital, a leading investment manager specializing in the reinsurance industry investing in insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, insurance swaps, and weather derivatives.

Investing Book Summary: The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities

This is the summary of The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities (The Wiley Finance Series) by Pauline Barrieu, Luca Albertinini.

The ABCs Of Rating CAT Bonds

Insurance-linked securities, specifically catastrophe bonds, are receiving more investor attention as an attractive alternative investment. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Director Gary Martucci explains what ILS are and how we look at CAT bonds, and gives an outlook on the market.

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