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Insurance industry experts discuss Hong Kong’s role in supporting the country’s “dual cycle” strategy through captive insurance and reinsurance

The Insurance Regulatory Authority (Insurance Regulatory Authority) today (September 1, 2021) held a panel discussion at the “Belt and Road” Summit Forum 1 to discuss how Hong Kong can leverage on the advantages of its exclusive self-insurance base and reinsurance hub, and consolidate its position in the “October” Under the “Fourth Five-Year Plan”, it has a strategic position as […]

Catastrophe bonds marked down on hurricane Ida threat

A number of catastrophe bonds have been marked down in end of month secondary market pricing sheets, with some of the anticipated names suffering declines of between 25% and 35% in value. After hurricane Ida’s devastating landfall with 150 mph winds in Louisiana on Sunday it was always anticipated that there would be a mark-to-market […]

Retailers need a wholesaler that understands capital markets (ILS): Amwins Sloop

Retail insurance market players need to work with wholesalers that understand insurance-linked securities (ILS), Amwins COO Ben Sloop has explained, suggesting that the access this can give them to efficient sources of reinsurance capital is vital. Amwins recently formally launched a new insurance-linked securities (ILS) partnership with Bermuda based ILS fund manager Integral Integral ILS […]

Cat bond & ILW activity help drive PERILS-based transaction limit higher

An increase in use of PERILS industry loss triggers in industry-loss warranty (ILW) transactions focused on European windstorm risk, plus the buoyant catastrophe bond market, have helped to drive PERILS-based limits at risk up 11% to US $3.2 billion, as of the end of August. PERILS AG, the Zurich-headquartered provide of catastrophe industry loss data […]

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