Growing private equity interest in ILS as an asset class could provide a fertile environment for new entrants that bring a fresh approach to managing and deploying capital
Reinsurance giant opens its natural catastrophe portfolio to investors through a permanent fund format for the first time
There is room for both independent and reinsurer-aligned ILS funds to address the different needs of end investors and cedants – but transparency is critical
Only time will tell how important the lack of risk correlation represented by the ILS market is and to what extent its diminution will affect the market
Notes provide additional earthquake protection for Google assets in California
Issuance has already surpassed previous record with more deals on the horizon
Willis Re Securities-brokered deal provides $100m of reinsurance protection
Product provides up to $70m coverage against cyber loss aggregations
Hopes are high that climate change will produce new opportunities, though end-investors remain very sceptical about risks beyond natural catastrophes
Pandemic-related loss reserving and buffering could be the difference between capital being available to reinvest or being impaired
Deal tripled in size owing to strong investor demand
Andrew Hughes previously lead Hiscox's ILS initiatives
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