Index-based risk transfer essential to key societal issues: Speedwell Climate

Index-based risk transfer has a key societal role to play, in providing protection to support issues such as the renewable energy transition, covering extreme weather catastrophe events, and helping support access to scarce resources, newly renamed Speedwell Climate has said. Speedwell Weather Ltd. and its associated companies have been serving the need of parametric, or […]

SBAI publishes responsible investment guidance for ILS funds

The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has published a new guidance document that covers responsible investment within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund management industry. The SBAI had already ramped up its focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) alongside responsible investing within various asset management segments. This included the publication of toolkits to help […]

Centre for Disaster Protection adds World Bank ILS expertise

The UK-funded Centre for Disaster Protection has announced a number of new additions to its team, with an experienced disaster risk financing expert joining it from her most recent role at the World Bank, where she had worked on catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) arrangements. The Centre for Disaster Protection was launched in 2017 […]

Speed key to capitalise on cat bond spreads multi-year high: Twelve

For investors considering entering the catastrophe bond market, or increasing their allocations to it, during this period of multi-year high cat bond spreads, “speed is of the essence” according to investment manager Twelve Capital, as this opportunity won’t last for long. In a new paper, Twelve Capital explains its view as to what has driven […]

WEF: It’s not just climate change driving natural disaster losses

Climate change is contributing to rising losses from natural disasters, including increased damage to physical assets and disruption to business operations. But an underreported driver of losses is the growing number and value of exposed properties, such as those in floodplains. Organizations should set a baseline of risk to understand how natural disasters can impact […]

Being viewed as ESG positive is not enough for ILS: Prabis, Hiscox ILS

Interest in the relevance of insurance-linked securities (ILS) from an ESG standpoint continues to grow, but while there’s consensus that the market has a role to play, being viewed as positive is not enough, according to Vincent Prabis, Managing Principal at Hiscox ILS. We spoke with Prabis as part of our series of sponsor showcase video […]

ESG a “major consideration” for ILS sponsors & investors: Gallagher Re

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the ESG appropriateness of investments, emerged as a “major consideration” for both insurance-linked securities (ILS) sponsors and investors during 2021, according to reinsurance broker Gallagher Re. ESG has been a topic of discussion in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market for a number of years, in fact we first […]