A change in cat strategy drives specialty growth at AXA XL Reinsurance
AXA XL Reinsurance (Re) has a strategy in Bermuda of rebalancing its book by writing more speciality business. To do this, it is leveraging its footprint but changing appetite in the property-cat space, Mark Twite, CEO of AXA XL Re, Bermuda, explains.
What will be driving the market in 2023?
A major shift in the way the re/insurance industry works, the possibility of a specialised market tracker, and the growing importance of environmental, social, and governance obligations, are just some of the burgeoning trends to watch out for in 2023 and beyond.
Competition heats up in legacy market as opportunities abound
Changes are afoot at R&Q as the insurer eyes a wealth of opportunities in the legacy market despite significant competition.
New cyber ILS deals mark watershed moment for the market
Two new cyber ILS deals launched in January this year are seen as a game-changer for cyber risk transfer market. A panel of experts discuss how this new source of capacity for cyber risks will benefit all sizes of policyholders and business lines.
Itasca Re’s secret sauce—made in Bermuda
New Bermuda reinsurer Itasca Re will offer insurance financing solutions to buyers and owners of commercial aircraft assets. It’s niche, but its work might just become a catalyst for a lucrative new(ish) asset class—if only others could steal its secret sauce. Bermuda:Re+ILS spoke with its CEO Kostya Zolotusky.
The rise, not fall, of digital assets
The implosion of the FTX exchange proves the value of insuring digital assets, says Joe Ziolkowski, chief executive officer and co-founder of Relm.
Developing a sustainability strategy: five key stakeholders to consider
By thinking through the needs of their key stakeholders, insurers can develop and execute a comprehensive ESG strategy, say Meredith Jones and Theodore Potgieter of EY.
Thinking inside the box: parametric risk and ILS
ILS Bermuda’s Convergence conference discussed parametric protection from four perspectives: buyer, seller, intermediary and public sector.
Reduce, reuse, recycle: how to use capital efficiently
The spectre of trapped capital has heightened the desire for efficiency, according to a panel discussion during ILS Bermuda’s Convergence conference.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T (find out what it means to investors)
The organisers of a discussion about what makes investors commit to ILS chose a song by The Clash to make their point. It could just as easily have been Aretha Franklin’s anthem about respect to remind ILS managers not to take that commitment for granted.