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.
High IQ: leading Bermuda’s new reinsurers
IQUW launched in July last year with a clean balance sheet and a focus on a global portfolio, diversified by geography and segment. Stephen Young, CEO of IQUW Bermuda and head of IQUW’s global reinsurance business, outlines his strategy.
Green giant: how AXA XL is scaling heights on climate
Andrew MacFarlane of AXA XL explains to Bermuda:Re+ILS how he plans to keep AXA in the top tier of progress on climate risk.
BILTIR goes from strength to strength
Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers has unveiled two new members and strengthened its board, as it prepares for another year of growth for the sector it represents.
The good life: Bermuda’s new economic pillar
The life sector has moved swiftly from being a new ‘nice-to-have’ in the Bermuda marketplace, to the Island’s latest big success story, said a panel at the Bermuda Risk Summit discussed.
Life lessons: learnings from a decade of BILTIR in Bermuda
Bermuda’s life sector received the greatest accolade during the Bermuda Risk Summit: that it is a new pillar of the Island’s economy. One year on from her previous interview with Bermuda:Re+ILS, Sylvia Oliveira, chair of BILTIR, brought us up to date.
A ‘digital nuclear bomb’: cyber experts assess the potential impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the landscape when it comes to cyber threats. A panel of experts at the Bermuda Risk Summit examined the implications of this for the world of risk transfer.
Mind the gap: Brokers eye fresh avenues for innovation
From weather to debt, there are deep protection gaps to fill. But these also represent some fantastic opportunities for the industry to remain relevant and grow, the Bermuda Risk Summit heard.
More than cat and climate: the protection gap that cannot be ignored
The much-debated protection gap is clearly a big opportunity for the industry—but discussions about the nature of this opportunity need to extend to cyber risk and intellectual property, according to Paul Scope of Ed Broking (Bermuda).