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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.

Market conditions impede World Bank catastrophe bond issuance

Bank’s issuance this year has been well below a typical ‘good year’, a senior official at the organisation says

International InsuranceLinked Securities

Hurricane Ian may curb ILS investor appetite

Insurance-linked securities market will assume ‘a fair share’ of Ian-related losses of $35bn to $55bn, Fitch says

Reinsurance United States

Cat bonds face 'depletion' in wake of Ian losses

Losses on Floridians’ indemnity bonds and potentially ‘significant erosion’ to aggregate bonds expected as brokers warn of ‘mid-single digit’ falls in fund valuations

North America InsuranceLinked Securities

Arch secures $358m in mortgage reinsurance

Bermuda-based carrier turns to traditional market as it pares back ILS placement

Arch Capital Reinsurance

Essent closes $238m mortgage ILS deal

Deal covers mortgage insurance policies Essent Guaranty wrote between October 2021 and June 2022

Bermuda Reinsurance

Arch launches $358m Bellemeade Re mortgage ILS deal

Deal marks the Bermuda-based group’s second Bellemeade Re offering of the year and its 17th directly sponsored rated mortgage insurance-linked note transaction overall

Arch Capital InsuranceLinked Securities

Envelop Risk launches capital markets practice

Bermuda-based operation will develop and underwrite indemnity, parametric and index-based structures

Bermuda Reinsurance

LGT Capital builds out Lumen Re

Klaus Sapelza appointed chief underwriting officer and Mario Spescha named chief operations officer

Bermuda People moves

Cyber ILS deal 'will be done in 2023': Aon's Schultz

But demand for primary cyber insurance needs to increase for the cyber ILS market to take off, according to Aon Securities chief executive

Aon Reinsurance

Lockton Re launches capital markets unit

New business will help clients access ‘broader capital pools’

International Reinsurance

Alternative capital market ‘poised for growth’ amid higher reinsurance prices: Moody’s

Capacity could top $100bn as institutional investors look to capitalise on high US property catastrophe rates

International Aon

Growth in cyber ILS 'to remain slow despite demand for capacity'

Investors are being put off by the complexity and the potential accumulation risk from cyber perils, rating agency says

International InsuranceLinked Securities
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