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Alternative Capital

The emergence of a $30bn global marketplace for insurance-linked securities has served as evidence of the increasingly prominent role third-party capital now plays in risk transfer. Over the medium to long-term this sector is expected to continue its growth as investors take advantage of the low correlation insurance has with other asset classes. This section brings together Insurance Day’s coverage of alternative capital and the way it is helping reshape global insurance markets.

'Active' catastrophe bond market sees issuance up 20% in Q1

First-quarter issuance rises to $3.08bn, driven by new and repeat sponsors, increased deal volumes and spread hardening, Aon Securities reports

International InsuranceLinked Securities

Sure inks first catastrophe bond deal

Texas-based reciprocal coastal home insurer secures $150m in storm cover

North America InsuranceLinked Securities

PRA to encourage new insurance ventures in London market

Regulator to speed up decision making process and address slow ILS market in London

London Regulation

US insurtech Kin closes first cat bond deal

Upsized issuance will provide Kin with $175m indemnity-based cover against losses from named storms and hurricanes impacting Florida

North America Reinsurance

Catastrophe bond market outstanding volume hits record during Q1

Growth in bonds across the board seen, but doubts raised if this can be sustained

International InsuranceLinked Securities

Focus: Investors, hurricane risk and climate change concerns

Good portfolio management requires an understanding of the impact of climate change: fortunately, data is available to analyse the problem

InsuranceLinked Securities Climate change

US court approves Markel CatCo buy-out

Move follows Bermuda Court's order last week that cleared way for a buy-out transaction for investors in two insurance-linked securities funds managed by Markel CatCo

North America Markel

Iceye collaborates with Fermat on flood data

Satellite company to provide ILS manager with data

Europe InsuranceLinked Securities

ILS managers re-underwrite and derisk portfolios

Sector remains burdened with catastrophe losses, declining AUM and deteriorating fund performance, AM Best says

International InsuranceLinked Securities

Pool Re places £100m Baltic Re bond

Terrorism reinsurer upsizes second bond issuance amid strong appetite from capital markets

United Kingdom Reinsurance

Hannover Re predicts $100bn ILS volumes in 2022

Increased market volume for both catastrophe bonds and collateralised reinsurance, reinsurance giant forecasts

International Reinsurance
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