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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

Bermuda30-11-2017

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.

Collaboration is key to harnessing insurtech growth

Global16-11-2017Technology

Insurtech investment has been increasing apace. Rather than fight the potential disruptors, re/insurers are being encouraged to pursue ‘open architecture innovation’ and collaborate with startups to achieve new industry growth, according to Paul Mang and Parr Schoolman of Aon’s Analytics team.

Surging opportunities in bricks and mortar

Bermuda, North America14-11-2017Non-traditional insurance

Mortgage reinsurance has risen from the ashes of the financial crisis and now offers the kind of returns property/casualty players can only dream of. Bermuda:Re+ILS takes a closer look at why this area is growing so fast.

Balancing tradition and innovation

Bermuda14-11-2017Crisis Management, Risk Management

It has deep roots but Maiden Re is embracing a changing industry by targeting innovation and insurtech while also maintaining close traditional ties with its clients, as its president Patrick Haveron tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.

Beyond integration: Argo plots steady growth

Bermuda, London, North America09-11-2017Results, Risk Management

With the integration of Ariel Re now complete, Mark Watson III, chief executive of Argo Group, tells Bermuda:Re+ILS about his plans for future growth and how emerging markets and digitisation could be key.

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