insurance linked securities (ILS) News

Cat Bond Issuance Saw Robust Start to 2017: Aon Benfield

Catastrophe bond issuance made a robust start during the first quarter of 2017 with seven catastrophe bond transactions that totaled US$2.17 billion, according to a report from Aon Securities, the re/insurance investment banking division of Aon Benfield. These transactions are …

ILS Market Continues Growth Trend in Q1 2017: Willis Towers Watson

Non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital grew again in Q1 2017, continuing the trend from 2016, according to the latest ILS Market Update from Willis Towers Watson Securities, the investment banking business of Willis Towers Watson. Following a strong Q4 2016, …

Cayman Islands Issues 39 Insurer Licenses in 2016

The Cayman Islands Insurance Industry saw a “buoyant” start to 2017, with eight new insurer licenses issued in the first quarter, which followed a strong year in 2016 when 39 insurer licenses were issued, said the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC). …

April 1 Renewals Saw ‘Disciplined Softening’ with Ample Capacity: Aon & Willis Re

With abundant capacity, aggressive capital market competition and acceptable returns for global reinsurers, it’s no wonder that the elusive bottom of soft market pricing was not evident at the April 1 renewals. During 2016, global reinsurers generated “an acceptable, though …

PERILS Releases Updated Exposure Database

PERILS AG, the independent Zurich-based company that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has released the 2017 update of the PERILS Industry Exposure Database (IED). The updated database is composed of more than 200,000 individual data entries defining property sums insured …

Experience Is Everything for Krefta, CEO-in-Waiting at Hiscox Re & ILS

When someone gets to be a CEO at the age of 36, perhaps it’s a good idea to listen to his story about how he got there and some of the lessons he’s learned. From his current position as chief …

Confusing, Costly Cyber Policies Create Obstacles to Market Growth: Deloitte

Despite the rising profile of cyber risks, buyers have failed to widely embrace cyber coverage. At the same time, insurers generally have remained cautious about writing the coverage on a large scale basis. A recent report published by accounting and …

Level of Cyber Risk Management for Many Firms Is ‘Unsustainable’: Swiss Re

Despite increased awareness of rapidly evolving cyber threats, relatively few corporations have integrated cyber security into their mainstream risk management programs – a situation that is “unsustainable,” according to Swiss Re’s latest “sigma” report. The costs of cyber attacks have …

PERILS Forms Alliance with CatIQ to Provide Industry Loss Data for Canada

PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry catastrophe insurance data, has announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) to provide industry loss data for Canada via the PERILS Industry Loss …

Cat Bond Issuance in 2017 Could Approach Record Levels: Aon Report

Total catastrophe bond issuance for calendar year 2016 reached US$5.8 billion – a decrease from US$6.9 billion in 2015 – principally due to ongoing competitive re/insurance market conditions, according to an Aon report. The first quarter of 2016 saw a …