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Diversification in focus for world’s largest pension funds

Many of the world’s largest pension fund investors are actively seeking out diversification opportunities, as they shift portfolios in light of global economic volatility, which could serve to further raise the profile of ILS investments. A recent piece of research from brokerage and consultant WTW states that out of the

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Typhoon Nanmadol seen as Japanese industry loss threat

Update: See our more recent article on typhoon Nanmadol. While tropical storm Fiona may be concerning some, given the uncertainty in its eventual path, on the other side of the globe typhoon Nanmadol is seen as a relatively significant Japanese loss threat by insurance and reinsurance market interests. Typhoon Nanmadol is set

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ILS continues to succeed with stable capital and expanded cat bond market: Aon

Despite industry headwinds, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to succeed, according to Aon’s Alternative Capital: Growing Markets report, which analyses trends in the sector during the 12-month period through June 30, 2022 The report includes commentary and insights on the catastrophe bond market, transaction activity, ILS-related markets – such as Industry

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Focus on the ‘resilience gap’

The industry should talk about the ‘resilience gap’ rather than the protection gap, says UN Development Program advisor Daniel Stander. The insurance industry will never be able to entirely close the protection gap—and the same is true for the public sector. That’s why the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) senior

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Alternative capital market poised to resume growth trend: Moody’s

A positive pricing momentum for reinsurance will help alternative capital – capital from investors in the form of collateralized reinsurance, catastrophe bonds and reinsurance sidecars – to restart growth after five years of poor returns, according to a recent Moody’s report. Over the past 15 years, alternative capital has grown

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Alternative reinsurance capital could be more relevant than ever: S&P

Alternative capital could be “more relevant than ever” in the global reinsurance industry and has a chance to grow, at a time when reinsurers are looking to manage their volatility more tightly and pulling-back in some quarters such as catastrophe risks, according to S&P Global Ratings. In updating its analysis

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