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Why investment in infrastructure has lost some of its shine

Offering an attractive suite of portfolio benefits, infrastructure has been at the top of insurers' thoughts for some time. But with project supply in the UK limited and loan yields on the decline, some are asking whether now is the right time for small and medium-sized insurers to follow major groups into the asset class
Asset Management/Investment

Mapfre Global Risks' Smith: Global exposure

Mapfre Global Risks International, which last month started to write aviation business in the London market, is seeking to increase its influence in the specialty lines and large corporate risks markets, says the company’s chief regions and markets officer

International Distribution London

Harvey, Irma and Maria losses provide untimely reminder of cat volatility

This year’s disasters will put reinsurers’ capital, modelling and underwriting prudence fully to the test after several years of respite

Puerto Rico United States Property

Insurance-linked Securities

Latest From InsuranceLinked Securities

'Hurricanes will push ILS market to the next stage of evolution'

Despite the losses in the ILS market, the recent storms have alerted a number of new investors to the existence of ILS as an asset class and sparked interest at a time when rates are likely to increase

Hurricane Season Focus

Cat bond hurricane loss estimates trend downward

Cat bond holders could pay out between $300m and 'low-single-digit billion' dollars as a result of recent natural catastrophes, fund managers say
North America US States

Markel CatCo ups hurricane loss reserves of flagship fund

Sets Harvey, Irma and Maria loss reserve at 20% of net asset value 
Hurricane Season Losses

‘Up to $12.5bn’ of ILS capital trapped or lost in wake of storms

The size of the trapped collateral could raise doubts about investors’ willingness to commit more capital to the market

Reinsurance Property

UK ILS lead times still too long, LMG taskforce warns

Current proposals require a wait of six to eight weeks before an insurance special purpose vehicle can be authorised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority
Europe InsuranceLinked Securities

ILS investors lost 5.4% in Q3: Lane Financial

Despite the losses, the asset class has returned a healthy 7.37% annually since 2002
Hurricane Season InsuranceLinked Securities
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Special reports


Specialty risks sit at the heart of the Lloyd’s and London markets, and the market’s capability to innovate to continue to meet more specialised risk transfer needs will determine its long-term sustainability

Global reinsurance margins are under pressure but demand for the product remains stable. Reinsurers are facing an increasing need to differentiate their value proposition as they seek to retain core clients and maintain market relevance

Insurers are looking to new markets and classes of insurance as they strive to maintain growth against the headwinds of soft market conditions in established markets


Reserving remains a concern within the US market

Graham Village


Results continued to fall in first quarter

Margins are shrinking in Bermuda's traditional lines

Michael Faulkner


Companies are searching for fresh opportunities

Some are turning to alternative markets



Hot Topics

Lloyd’s and London market insurers will be deploying a number of strategies to ensure disruption to trade with the European Union is minimised post-Brexit, against a backdrop of huge uncertainty over future access to the EU market

Cyber is the fastest growing class of business in the London market, but underlying cyber risks impact all classes. The market faces the dual challenge of seizing the growth opportunities presented while also effectively managing its exposures

Innovation is critical to the future growth of re/insurers across all key markets, amid an evolving risk landscape which requires the development of new products and risk solutions