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Catastrophe bond market positioned for next stage of growth: Swiss Re

The trend of increased new issuance volume in catastrophe bonds is expected to continue, with positive growth of the cat bond market expected as a result, according to Swiss Re Capital Markets. The capital markets and broker-dealer entity of the Swiss Re reinsurance group expects that insurance-linked securities (ILS) in

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Reinsurance – Defensive, with a cycle hardening tailwind: Goldman Sachs

Equity analysts from investment bank Goldman Sachs have, perhaps unwittingly, laid out a thesis for insurance-linked securities (ILS) investing in their latest research report on the global reinsurance market, which they laud for its defensive investment properties and note has very positive tailwinds at this time. The analysts are commenting

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ILS funds free COVID trapped capital through commutations: AM Best

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers have been working to free trapped capital related to possible COVID pandemic related losses in European reinsurance contracts, with commutations being pursued, AM Best has reported. In a wide-ranging ILS market report from the rating agency, one of the most interesting insights is that AM

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Cyber ILS market growth to be slow, as investors still hesitant: S&P

Many insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors remain hesitant about allocating capital to cyber insurance and reinsurance risks, which leads rating agency S&P Global to suggest growth of a cyber ILS market will likely be slow in the short to medium term. With market conditions for insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors seen as

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Era of catastrophe-focused traditional reinsurers may be over: AM Best

The era of catastrophe-focused traditional reinsurers appears to be over, rating agency AM Best announced today, as the pulling-back continues in some quarters, while the addition of more diversifying lines of business accelerates among once cat-specialist US and Bermuda based reinsurance firms. AM Best explained in a recent report that

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ILS industry has tools to tame inflation: Lohmann, Schroders Capital ILS

While the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry cannot avoid inflationary effects completely, the structures utilised have some tools embedded that allow ILS managers to tame the effects of inflation on their portfolios, according to Dirk Lohmann, Chairman, Schroders Capital ILS. In a recent paper, Lohmann gives an insightful overview of the

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African Risk Capacity (ARC) seeks cost-efficiency and capacity

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a provider of parametric disaster insurance products to countries and now other entities in Africa, wants to become the continent’s disaster risk financing provider of choice, but increasing its capacity and lowering-costs for country members remains key. Efficiency has always been important for the African

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Traditional reinsurance capital to shrink, ILS to grow in 2022: AM Best & GC

According to the latest estimate and forecast for dedicated reinsurance capital from rating agency AM Best and broker Guy Carpenter, overall reinsurance market dedicated capital is expected to shrink, as traditional capacity falls, but ILS or third-party capital rises. While reinsurance capital remains plentiful, according to AM Best’s latest market

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