Peak Re targets Hong Kong cat bond Black Kite Re for Japan typhoon retro

Peak Reinsurance Company (Peak Re), the Hong Kong headquartered global reinsurer, is sponsoring its first ever catastrophe bond, with a $75 million Hong Kong domiciled Black Kite Re Limited (Series 2022-1) issuance. Peak Re is seeking $75 million of industry loss trigger based Japanese typhoon retrocessional reinsurance with its debut Black Kite Re cat bond deal. […]

Asia: Region exposed to biggest gap in flood protection

Extreme flood events once again drove high losses in 2021, accounting for 31% of global economic losses from natural catastrophes. Yet, 75% of flood risks remain uninsured, Swiss Re Institute reveals. FULL PUBLICATION HERE

Chinese insurers sponsoring HK cat bonds get favourable capital treatment

Credit risk charges for mainland China insurance and reinsurance company sponsors of catastrophe bonds issued through Hong Kong insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures will be lower than the capital charges applied for ceding risk to reinsurance companies. Chinese regulator, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), has now included preferential treatment rules for the Hong […]

China:Insurers give their views on Greater Bay Area

The insurance sector sees little marginal benefit to operating in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), according to “The Oxford Metrica Survey 2021: Hong Kong – the Leading Global Financial Centre” released last month. FULL ARTICLE HERE

Reask gets Tencent backing for its AI catastrophe models

Reask, a catastrophe modelling, climate analytics and data company that uses machine learning techniques and artificial intelligence, has gained a significant vote of confidence from Chinese technology giant Tencent, which has led a seed funding round for the company. Reask is already making headway in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, having worked closely with Zurich-headquartered […]

Data key to delivering Hong Kong and China’s ILS goals

The availability of robust data sets and information on losses will be key for Hong Kong and China to deliver on their goals for insurance-linked securities (ILS) market development, according to speakers at a recent conference. The first Hong Kong domiciled catastrophe bond, China Re’s $30 million Greater Bay Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) typhoon cat bond, […]

Enormous potential for cat bonds in Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Government of Hong Kong, sees “enormous potential” for catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) to provide important disaster risk capital to underpin risks in the Greater Bay Area. The Greater Bay Area, also known as the Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau Greater Bay Area, is a megalopolis made […]