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Hong Kong government highlights ILS market commitment in budget

The government of Hong Kong wants to attract more insurance-linked securities (ILS) sponsors to the Special Administrative Region, as it highlights a commitment to develop its ILS market and build on early successes there.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR) of the People’s Republic of China published its insurance-linked securities (ILS) regulations and grant scheme a few years ago.

The first Hong Kong based cat bond was the $30 million Greater Bay Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) cat bond sponsored by mainland and state supported reinsurance giant, China Re Group in September 2021, but that transaction did not utilise the grant, perhaps as it was a private placement.


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