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Timing more important than tenure for ILS investors: Lane at ILS Asia

While it’s not essential to invest in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class for decades to achieve expected returns, it is important that investors time their entry into the space, according to Morton Lane, President, Lane Financial LLC and Director, MSFE Program, The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. As part

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Agricultural Impacts of Flooding in Henan, China

The record rainfall that hit the province of Henan in China the week of July 19 caused extensive flooding that led to mass displacement and casualties. Some reports provided estimated impacts to the agricultural sector.  Here, we put those estimates into context for the agricultural insurance market in China. FULL

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Российские аграрии потеряли миллиарды из-за погоды

В российских регионах, в которых был объявлен режим чрезвычайной ситуации (ЧС) из-за потерь в сельском хозяйстве, было застраховано более полутора миллионов гектаров посевов, пишет «Коммерсантъ» со ссылкой на данные Национального союза агростраховщиков (НСА). Всего с ЧС на фоне экстремальных погодных условий, засух и других природных бедствий к моменту подготовки оценок

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As ESG transparency factors into renewals, what does that mean for ILS?

Broking powerhouse Aon has highlighted that environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency is increasingly a factor in commercial and business insurance renewals, which suggests this will eventually cascade to reinsurance and retrocession renewals as well. Commenting specifically on insurance renewals, Aon explains that ESG transparency is increasingly demanded of protection

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В России проработают меры обязательного страхования в районах с рисками ЧС

Правительство России к ноябрю проработает предложения о целесообразности обязательного страхования граждан в районах с высокими рисками возникновения чрезвычайных ситуаций. Соответствующий пункт содержится в списке поручений по результатам совещания о ликвидации последствий ЧС на Дальнем Востоке, опубликованном на сайте кабмина. «Представить предложения о целесообразности использования комплексного механизма обязательного страхования имущества физических и юридических лиц,

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ESG credentials of ILS attracting new investors & issuers: John Seo, Fermat

The environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market have become a key driver for issuance activity, according to John Seo of Fermat Capital Management, LLC. The insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class has experienced positive momentum and growth over the last year, with catastrophe bonds one

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China urges focus on disaster insurance product development

The Chinese government via its regulator has urged its insurance and reinsurance industry to focus on developing new products for disaster risk transfer and to help in covering more of the natural catastrophe risk in the country, given the current evident protection gap that exists. Recent flooding in Henan province

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