ILS can help London maintain cat portfolios as retreat continues

As many Lloyd’s and London market insurers retreat from the catastrophe space, amid elevated losses and the uncertain but increasing impacts of climate change, some underwriters could look to alternative reinsurance capital sources to help maintain their cat portfolios. Insurance and reinsurance broker Howden’s London Market Appetite survey, published today, shows that with the exception […]

Tomoni Re cat bond seeks $240m of cover for MS&AD insurers

A new catastrophe bond issuance has been launched to benefit two Japanese insurance carriers owned by MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, with the Tomoni Re Pte Ltd. (Series 2022-1 & 2022-2) transaction aiming to secure the sponsors a multi-year source of collateralized Japanese typhoon and flood reinsurance protection. The ultimate beneficiaries of the reinsurance that the Tomoni […]

Relative value of ILS investing evident in 2021: Swiss Re

2021 saw the catastrophe bond market soften, with a trend towards tightening across most of the year, but differentiation remained, driven by investor appetites, but according to Swiss Re Capital Markets the relative value of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class persists. As we explained yesterday, the end of the year saw cat bond investors […]