Kathleen Reardon recently took the reins at Hiscox Re & ILS. In an exclusive interview with Bermuda:Re+ILS she reveals the logic behind the switch and how the Island can remain at the centre of the re/insurance world.
Increasing interest from dedicated ESG investors is encouraging some deal structurers to think of new and creative ways to make ILS even more appealing, Peter Dunlop of Walkers tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.
Ross Webber of Apex Group talks to Bermuda:Re+ILS about the ILS market, including how it has responded to the pandemic and how it is adapting amid growing interest in ESG investing.
Bermuda’s regulatory framework has evolved to support ILS growth and innovation potential. This will be invaluable in helping the Island adapt to life after COVID-19, whatever that looks like, say Sarah Demerling, head of market intelligence, and Anna Pereira, head of overseas market and promotion, at ILS Bermuda.
Despite high systemic market pressures, investors continue to be attracted by the features that have established ILS as a highly desirable asset class: its liquidity and low correlation to the broader financial markets, as Anna Pereira, head of overseas markets and promotion at ILS Bermuda, and director at MANA Consulting, explains.
From super low interest rates to rapid technological innovation, the re/insurance industry faces challenges on all sides. The time is right to create a real secondary market for insurance, Akinova’s Dennis Mahoney tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.
The ILS market has become an increasingly important feature in the risk transfer landscape in recent years, and is growing increasingly diverse, encompassing not only catastrophe risks but cyber and other forms of coverage. What it needs now to take it to the next level is a liquid secondary market. Bermuda:Re+ILS reports.
In October 2019, Artex Risk Solutions acquired Horseshoe Group in a deal that created the world’s largest ILS service provider. Paul Eaton of Horseshoe, the go-forward brand name for the combined ILS business, speaks to Bermuda:Re+ILS about what this means for clients and the future of the business.
COVID-19 is first and foremost a human tragedy. But, like other crises, it is pushing investors towards simple, liquid assets that offer underlying cash flows and that are not correlated with other asset classes, as AkinovA’s Henri Winand told Bermuda:Re+ILS.
The impact of the COVID-19 virus on the global economy has been profound. Greg Wojciechowski of the Bermuda Stock Exchange and the ILS Bermuda Thought Leadership team share their thoughts about the impact it has had, and is likely to have going forward, on the ILS business.