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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.

Vantage Risk sponsors $225m Vista Re cat bond

Offering protects against US named storms and North American earthquake risks 

North America InsuranceLinked Securities

Property cat bond issuance slows in first quarter

Total issuance fell by $1.2bn to $2.6bn year-on-year

InsuranceLinked Securities International

ILS funds eye 20% rate hikes on Florida renewals

Investors remain very interested in cat bond structures, fund managers say

Renewals InsuranceLinked Securities

Viewpoint: Post-Covid factors will fuel rise in demand for ILS capital

US and European ILS markets continue to be driven by different dynamics, but there is a common trend of increasing investor interest in extending the range of perils

InsuranceLinked Securities International

Viewpoint: Better quality risk data will make Asia more attractive to ILS investors

A flow of timely and reliable exposure and loss data will be critical for the further development and sustainability of Asia’s insurance-linked securities markets

InsuranceLinked Securities Regulation

Horseshoe names Faries CEO

Andre Perez to become executive chairman of ILS services business

Bermuda InsuranceLinked Securities

Focus: ILS sector must diversify its risk appetite to maintain captive market interest

The ILS markets are ready to accept business from captive insurers, but there is a notable lack of appetite among most investors to expand into different risk areas 

InsuranceLinked Securities International

Focus: ESG considerations can help to encourage growth of ILS capital

Cedants must produce relevant data to make investment in ESG-compliant products possible

InsuranceLinked Securities International

Focus: ILS can increase the resilience of the specialty risk market

There is a clear role for ILS capital to enable the specialty insurance market to take on perils that would otherwise be uninsurable, but we must be upfront about the challenges

InsuranceLinked Securities International

Aeolus appoints Richardson as portfolio manager

Andy Richardson to join from Lancashire

Bermuda People moves

First-quarter cat bond issuance reaches $4.6bn

Third time in the past four years the volume for the period has topped $4bn

InsuranceLinked Securities

Palomar closes $400m Torrey Pines Re cat bond

Bond provides protection from US earthquakes

United States Specialty