Global Insurance-Linked Securities Market Outlook

The Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) market ended another year on a high note as the annual new issuance record was broken once again. This milestone was achieved in spite of a challenging year of catastrophe losses and with most market participants working from home. The ILS market continues to demonstrate its resilience with bonds issued in […]

Crypto crash may push re/insurers to add new exclusions

The cryptocurrency price crash could accelerate the process of insurers rewriting policies to reduce potential exposure, according to the law firm RPC. The company says insurers are likely to review or amend policy wordings to ensure they are not indirectly insuring losses arising from the activity of clients who may have exposure to the crypto market. […]

No oversupply of ILS capital expected, as returns come into focus: JPM

There is unlikely to be an oversupply of alternative reinsurance capital or insurance-linked securities (ILS) capacity in the near-term, as the ILS segment of the re/insurance industry focuses on delivering returns to its investors, according to analysts at J.P. Morgan. In a new report, equity analysts from investment bank J.P. Morgan explain that they regularly […]

Fitch Withdraws 3 Belarusian Insurers’ Ratings

Fitch Ratings – London – 13 Jul 2022: Fitch Ratings has withdrawn three Belarusian insurers’ Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Ratings. A full list of rating actions is below. Fitch is withdrawing the IFS Ratings, as the agency no longer has access to sufficient information to maintain the ratings. Accordingly, Fitch will no longer provide ratings […]

Disaster Risk Financing could help to mitigate climate risk in Africa

Only three percent of losses caused by drought, floods and tropical cyclones have been insured on the African continent. This emerged at a recent DZ BANK Capital Markets Conference held in Berlin.  Insured losses on the African continent are close to 97 percent, which means, at best, only three percent of losses caused by drought, floods […]

As reinsurance demand rises $5bn+, alternative capacity fills renewal gaps

The alternative capital markets, so insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, ILS investors and other third-party capital sources, have played an important role at a mid-year reinsurance renewal that saw demand increase in a capacity constrained marketplace. Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions team explained that demand for reinsurance increased at the June and July renewal season. The broker estimates […]

Novel cat bonds on the horizon: Brad Adderley, Appleby

On the back of a robust opening quarter, catastrophe bond issuance remained strong in the second-quarter of 2022, and with interest from new sponsors with novel transactions, growth could be on the horizon, according to Brad Adderley. “We have done a fair amount of cat bonds in Q2, and we have not had any transactions […]

“Demand for catastrophe bonds outpacing industry’s ability to meet them” – Aon

Aon’s latest Reinsurance Market Dynamics: June and July Reinsurance Renewals says that the current demand for catastrophe bonds is outpacing the ability of the industry to supply them. According to the report, the current situation has arisen because insurers and reinsurers have turned increasingly to alternative capital markets to supplement traditional reinsurance and maximise placements in a […]

Philippines looks to reinsurance & parametrics for crop scheme

The government of the Philippines is said to be looking at sources of reinsurance capital to underpin the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) scheme, while parametric triggers are also being explored to make the coverage more widely available and responsive. Artemis understands that there is a desire to make the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) […]

Catastrophe bond market hits new record size of $38.2bn

The global market for catastrophe bonds expanded by almost 2% during the second-quarter of 2022, as demand from sponsors drove strong issuance and helped to grow the outstanding cat bond market to $38.2 billion at June 30th 2022. Issuance of new catastrophe bonds reached $5.2 billion in the second-quarter of the year. You can download […]