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 Risk Capacity (ARC), particularly in […]

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 report, the current forecast is […]

Capacity is King, as reinsurance becomes precious: Aon

When reinsurance capacity becomes scarce, or less available, as has been seen in Florida and at the mid-year renewals, capacity becomes “King” and those with availability of it are no doubt very popular. Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions described the mid-year renewal dynamics very well in a recent report, saying that capacity is King in Florida, while […]

Lloyd’s to announce significant London Bridge 2 ILS expansion plan

Lloyd’s of London will today announce a significant expansion of its London Bridge insurance-linked securities (ILS) platform, with a plan to welcome more capital, new types of reinsurance transactions and make the transfer of different kinds of risks to capital market investors simpler. Dubbed London Bridge 2, according to the Financial Times that was given […]

RenRe grows Medici 25% in attractive cat bond market: CEO

For global reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe, the Medici catastrophe bond focused investment fund strategy has been one of its sources of growth in third-party capital assets under management in recent years, a trend that continued in 2022. Like many other managers of third-party reinsurance capital assets, or insurance-linked securities (ILS) strategies, RenaissanceRe saw outflows from some […]

Travelers pleased with execution of latest cat bond: CFO Frey

US property & casualty insurance giant The Travelers Companies was “pleased” with the reception its latest catastrophe bond received in the market, as it increased the amount of reinsurance cover it has from capital market cat bond investors during its latest renewal. Travelers secured $575 million of multi-year collateralized property catastrophe reinsurance with the Long […]

Asia Insurance Review: Hybrid solutions for China’s natural catastrophes

Even as countries across the globe grapple with climate change, alternate risk transfer mechanisms like parametric solutions are emerging as the best option. Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance’s Mr Kirill Savrassov and Tenax Capital’s Mr Toby Pughe spoke with Asia Insurance Review. By Anoop Khanna According to a PwC report published in May 2022, the insurance protection gap could reach $1.86tn by 2025 and […]

Cat bonds one of the most prominent innovations in sustainable finance: IMF

According to a staff climate paper published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), catastrophe bonds are one of “the most prominent innovations in the field of sustainable finance in the last 15 years,” but the organisation believes more use of them is needed to cover burgeoning catastrophe and climate risks. Catastrophe bonds sit alongside green […]

Munich Re: Natural disaster review for first half of 2022

In the first half of 2022, natural disasters caused overall losses of US$ 65bn, with slightly more than half of these insured Extreme multi-day rainfall and severe flooding in Australia constituted the main loss burden for the insurance industry of at least US$ 3.7bn US once again country with highest weather-related losses Number of fatalities […]

Cat models don’t properly reflect climate change: RenRe CEO O’Donnell

In comments made this afternoon during the second-quarter earnings call of Bermuda based reinsurance and third-party capital management specialist RenaissanceRe, the companies CEO Kevin O’Donnell said the catastrophe modelling vendors are failing to robustly capture the effects of climate change. O’Donnell’s comments suggest a lack of confidence in the commercially available vendor catastrophe models at […]