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How ILS can rise up to global terror risk

Bermuda, Global09-03-2018Alternative risk transfer, Risk Management

Fomenting a reinsurance revolution isn’t easy. Everyone wants change, but what that means is as varied as the people calling for it. So, when there’s a sign of consensus, immediate action is always best, writes Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions.

Survey: Positive reaction to Bermuda ownership proposals

Bermuda, Global07-03-2018

The proposal by the Government of Bermuda to relax the rules surrounding ownership of Bermudian companies might well lead to an increase the amount of investment in Bermuda, according to an exclusive new survey by Bermuda:Re+ILS.

US tax cuts will hit Bermuda re/insurers claims survey

Bermuda, North America12-02-2018Law and regulation, Redomestication, Risk Management, Run-off

The recent US tax cuts, officially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, will have an impact on those re/insurers that are based on Bermuda, according to an exclusive survey of readers of Bermuda:Re+ILS.

Readers survey: M&A activity to increase


According to a survey of Bermuda:Re+ILS readers the market will see an increase in M&A activity over the year.

Proof of the ILS pudding

Bermuda, North America30-11-2017Alternative risk transfer, Catastrophe, Crisis Management, Risk Management

ILS as an investment class could benefit from diversity but this must be done with care. Objective triggers must be created carefully to allow for proper pricing, as Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning explains.

The need for growth

Global, London, North America30-11-2017Catastrophe, Risk Management

Rather than taking advantage of a potential market shift following Harvey and Irma, it’s more important that we think about the transformational steps we can take to expand the ILS market, says Tom Johansmeyer of Verisk Insurance Solutions.

Staying one step ahead


In light of stiff competition—from new entrants such as London as well as the more established players—Bermuda has worked hard to maintain its position as the stock exchange of choice for ILS. Greg Wojciechowski of the Bermuda Stock Exchange explains how Bermuda’s support of the asset class is continuing to evolve.

The emergence of US mortgage exposure in reinsurance

North America27-11-2017Non-traditional insurance, Risk Management

AM Best expects to see more of Fannie and Freddie’s mortgage risks finding their way to the reinsurance market, says Emmanuel Modu, managing director at AM Best.

Modelling cat risk: 25 years since Hurricane Andrew

Global, North America27-11-2017Crisis Management, Risk Management

The understanding and ownership of scientific content will become a focal point of future catastrophe modelling, says Lixin Zeng, chief executive officer of Validus AlphaCat.

Watching the clouds—but where’s the horizon?

Bermuda, Global, North America22-11-2017Catastrophe, Crisis Management

This year’s Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous was dominated by storms, both there and thousands of miles away. Bermuda:Re+ILS takes a look at what some of the industry’s movers and shakers had to say at the event as rates, storms and insurtech dominated discussions.

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