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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.

Focus: The ILS market must increase its focus on risk assessment and price adequacy

Catastrophe losses over the past 18 months have raised tough questions for reinsurers and ILS investors, but over-reacting is not the right response

Focus InsuranceLinked Securities

Brooks replaced as CEO of AlphaCat

AIG Re's Schaper installed as new chief executive, according to reports 

Bermuda AIG

Focus: The ILS market remains resilient despite the spectre of catastrophe losses

As traditional reinsurers attempt to minimise volatility in their balance sheets, the role of third-party capital in providing retrocessional capacity is increasingly critical

Focus InsuranceLinked Securities

Focus: Flexible approach to technology is essential for ILS sector's growth

Technology is willingly embraced in the ILS sector, but with several parties involved in a transaction, it’s critical to find a point where different processes and platforms can successfully converge

Focus InsuranceLinked Securities

Focus: Industry loss triggers are essential to improve ILS response to cat losses

The use of structured loss triggers is a positive development as ILS capacity becomes more sophisticated in managing cat risk without the burden of having to share and analyse complex portfolio information 

Focus InsuranceLinked Securities

Gibson Re sidecar transforms R&Q from balance sheet business into asset manager: Spiegel

Launch of $300m Bermuda-domiciled sidecar will shift legacy business into fee-earning model, group's executive chairman tells Insurance Day

International Bermuda

Modin to lead Everest's Mt Logan Re unit

Executive replaces Whiting, who retires after 45 years in reinsurance

Bermuda Everest Re

ILS fund to largely avoid recent cat losses

European floods could have some impact on ILS capital, fund managers says

InsuranceLinked Securities Losses