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Industry loss warranty (ILW) rates-on-line head for all time highs

In the wake of hurricane Ian, the industry loss warranty (ILW) market faces its share of losses, which, alongside broader issues impacting reinsurance and retrocession capital availability, means ILW rates-on-line are now heading for all time highs, according to our sources. We’ve now updated our industry-loss warranty (ILW) pricing data

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Twelve Capital gets Art 9 SFDR classification for Climate Transition Equity Strategy

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered investment manager with a focus on insurance-linked securities (ILS), insurance and reinsurance linked investments, has had its Climate Transition Equity Strategy classified under Article 9 of SFDR. The strategy focuses on the environmental aspects of climate sustainability, while also considering social and governance aspects. It

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Renewals: 40% risk-adjusted rate increases not enough for some markets

Reinsurance renewal negotiations continue, but we’re told some placement proposals delivered for market feedback are receiving short-shrift, with carriers’ pushing back and asking for more rate. We’ve now heard from sources about a number of cases where reinsurance program renewals are getting sent back, with brokers and cedents being asked

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Risk pools ARC, CCRIF and PCRIC agree to partnership at COP27

Global risk pools African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd.), CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) and Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC) have agreed to a partnership at the recent COP27 climate conference. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the sidelines of COP27 in

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SCOR to adapt retrocession to reflect market appetite & cat exposure for 2023

For global reinsurance company SCOR, 2022 saw the company adding new quota share sidecar capacity from third-party investors to its retrocession program, as it looked to add more diversification to its retro capital sources, while strengthening its retro protection. SCOR has always been a relatively significant buyer of retrocessional reinsurance

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COP27: World Bank to launch Global Shield Financing Facility (GS-FF)

At the COP27 climate change conference in the coming days, the World Bank is set to announce the launch of the Global Shield Financing Facility (GS-FF), which will be an important new financing structure to channel capital to protect vulnerable nations against climate and disaster risks. Details are limited right

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Cat bond spread levels double since the start of 2022: Tenax

Spread levels in the catastrophe bond market may have doubled since the beginning of 2022, as the market reprices return expectations in the wake of hurricane Ian, according to Tenax Capital. Tenax Capital, the London based hedge fund that was founded by its CEO Massimo Figna and offers a UCITS

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