Catastrophe bond market positioned for next stage of growth: Swiss Re

The trend of increased new issuance volume in catastrophe bonds is expected to continue, with positive growth of the cat bond market expected as a result, according to Swiss Re Capital Markets. The capital markets and broker-dealer entity of the Swiss Re reinsurance group expects that insurance-linked securities (ILS) in catastrophe bond form will continue […]

Reinsurance – Defensive, with a cycle hardening tailwind: Goldman Sachs

Equity analysts from investment bank Goldman Sachs have, perhaps unwittingly, laid out a thesis for insurance-linked securities (ILS) investing in their latest research report on the global reinsurance market, which they laud for its defensive investment properties and note has very positive tailwinds at this time. The analysts are commenting on the prospects for the […]

ILS funds free COVID trapped capital through commutations: AM Best

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers have been working to free trapped capital related to possible COVID pandemic related losses in European reinsurance contracts, with commutations being pursued, AM Best has reported. In a wide-ranging ILS market report from the rating agency, one of the most interesting insights is that AM Best believes efforts to release […]

Our industry needs to look at hurricanes from an evolved perspective: Swiss Re

A recent Risk Perspective blog from Swiss Re’s Mohit Pande has outlined the hurricane risks that the industry and economy currently face. According to CoreLogic, nearly 33 million homes on or near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of hurricane-force wind damage, the estimated cost to replace them is $10.5 trillion. The impact […]