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Briefing – ILS: resilience despite the thrills

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Institutional investors have piled into insurance-linked securities (ILS) with the goal of adding reliable returns and a touch of diversification to their investment strategies.  A series of natural catastrophes has made investors more aware of the risks embodied in insurance-linked securities ILS have proven less liquid than expected in the wake of these disasters Catastrophe bonds are the most traditional and most liquid ILS instrument A series of natural catastrophes that

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Growing flood gap a “catalyst” for ILS: Franklin Templeton

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Global investment firm Franklin Templeton has released a new report that examines the growing role of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in alleviating flood risk, particularly in the US where the financial burden on FEMA and the Treasury seems to be increasing every year. Penned by Jonathan Malawer, Head of ILS, Commodities & Environmental Strategies at Franklin Templeton’s K2 Advisors business, the report notes that ILS and catastrophe bonds are gaining traction globally

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The Case for Deploying Enterprise Architecture in ILS

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Does innovation receive the attention it deserves in your company? Are you able to scale your business? Do you have business ideas but don’t see how IT can support or enable them? If so, this article is definitely for you! ILS managers are technology companies that happen to work at the intersection of (re)insurance and capital markets. Such a statement is increasingly adopted by companies seeing innovation as a key driver

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Falling gov bond yields make ILS an even more valuable diversifier: Schroders

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The value of insurance-linked securities (ILS) as a diversification play within asset portfolios is now even higher, as falling government bond yields have made other diversifiers less attractive at a time when ILS is only increasing its value proposition to investors. This is according to Stephan Ruoff, Head of specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance investing firm Schroder Secquaero and Brad Angle, Alternatives Director at global asset manager Schroders, in a

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Cat bond market benefiting from a “flight to simplicity” in ILS

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The flight to quality in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has been well-documented, as some investors have opted to shift allegiance to ILS fund managers that are deemed higher quality, due to their longevity, track-records, or affiliations. But now we can add to that a “flight to simplicity”, coined by RenaissanceRe CEO Kevin O’Donnell recently, specifically referring to the catastrophe bond market. Together, quality and simplicity cover a lot of the

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Google parent Alphabet turns to cat bonds for earthquake insurance

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Alphabet, Inc., the holding company for Google and its many units, has entered the catastrophe bond market for the first time, as the technology giant seeks $237.5 million of earthquake insurance protection that will be fully collateralized through the issuance of a Phoenician Re Ltd. (Series 2020-1)  cat bond transaction to capital market investors. The technology giants of this world all carry significant exposure to catastrophe, severe weather and climate risks and

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中国的“一带一路”倡议会将启动亚洲的保险连结证券

2020年11月5日 Intelligent Insurer 原始采访译文。 Phoenix CRetro首席执行官基里尔·萨符拉索夫(Kirill Savrassov)认为,中国的“一带一路”倡议中的国家在很大程度上没有保险的支持,但是会将受益于该地区引入的保险连结证券。 萨符拉索夫在SIRC 2020 Re-Mind之前举行的标题为“新住所,新风险,新结构:保险连结证券另一种演变”的Intelligent Insurer 的Re/insurance Lounge网络研讨会上讲话时,他强调了在这些国家中发生的巨灾事件会对“一带一路”倡议的效率造成更广泛的影响。 他指出:《在运输和关键基础设施方面,这些国家正在获得数十亿美元的投资,但仍未投保大型自然灾害的险》。 《保护这些关键基础设施不仅对这些国家而且对作为当地区域投资者的中国都非常有利。即使在哈萨克斯坦或乌兹别克斯坦发生轻微地震,也可能导致运输走廊被堵塞》。

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative could kick-start ILS in Asia

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. INTELLIGENT INSURER OWN WEBSITE PUBLICATION HERE The countries of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are largely unsupported by insurance and would benefit from the introduction of insurance-linked securities (ILS) into the region, according to Kirill Savrassov, chief executive of Phoenix CRetro. Speaking in an Intelligent Insurer Re/insurance Lounge webinar titled “New domiciles, new risks, new structures: another evolution for ILS”, which took place ahead of SIRC 2020 Re-Mind, Savrassov highlighted how

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TURKEY: significant material losses expected after the October 30th earthquake in the Aegean area

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 91 people and injuring over 1,000 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, according to the latest official data available. The quake also made a couple of victims, and injured 19 people, in addition to the material damages. The quake was felt across the eastern Greek islands, but also much further, in

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