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ILS capital returns to previous record level of $97bn: Aon

Helped by a record period of catastrophe bond issuance in the first-half of 2021, alternative capital levels in reinsurance, largely in insurance-linked securities (ILS) formats, have now returned to their previous record year-end level of $97 billion, according to Aon. As of the half-way point of 2021, Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions

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CCRIF makes $2.4m parametric rainfall payout to Trinidad & Tobago

The CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility), has made a US $2.4 million payout to Trinidad & Tobago after the Caribbean nations parametric excess rainfall insurance policy was triggered recently. Including this latest payout, the CCRIF’s parametric disaster insurance policies have now paid out 54

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Zenkyoren targets $500m Nakama Re cat bond out of Singapore

Zenkyoren, the Japanese National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives and one of the world’s largest buyers of catastrophe reinsurance protection, is back in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, targeting a $500 million Nakama Re Pte. Ltd. (Series 2021-1) catastrophe bond issuance to transfer more of its earthquake exposure to the

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ILS fund returns dented by European floods in July: ILS Advisers

The average return of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market was dented by the European flooding in July 2021, with some funds focused on private ILS and collateralized reinsurance contracts suffering losses from the event. For the month of July 2021, the average ILS fund return was 0.20%, according to

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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

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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

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