The alternative risk transfer sector has blossomed in recent years and Bermuda has established itself as a global hub for many forms. This is just the start of the innovation and growth in this sector, as Sioned Evans at KPMG in Bermuda explains to Bermuda:Re+ILS.
As the nature of risk transfer continues to change, Greg Wojciechowski, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange, explains to Bermuda:Re+ILS the growing acceptance of ILS by the capital markets and the role that exchanges can play in the future.
For the second year running, Bermuda:Re+ILS is highlighting some of the most successful female executives working in risk transfer in Hamilton. What follows is a selection of profiles and comments from those we interviewed. For the full profile of every executive from both 2016 and 2015 please find a full digital report online at: http://www.emagcloud.com/NewtonMedia/BReILS_IWOB_2016/index.html
As we champion the expansion of female talent in the industry, we speak to Kiernan Bell, one of the most respected professionals in Bermuda and now chair of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), about glass ceilings and the aims of the BDA.
2015 was an interesting year for cat bonds, from record high issuance in Q1 to a six-year low in Q4. Cory Anger, global head of ILS Structuring; Jordan Brown, analyst; Ryan Clarke, senior vice president and Sung Yim, senior vice president, all of GC Securities, report.
The true importance of Bermuda securing Solvency II equivalence might not become completely apparent for several years, but in the long term it will be significant. Mike Van Slooten at Aon Benfield tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.
Asha Attoh-Okine, managing senior financial analyst—insurance-linked securities group, AM Best, explains the growing trends in the convergence market.
The flood of alternative capital into the reinsurance sector through structures such as insurance-linked securities could well change the industry beyond recognition. But there are a number of scenarios that could interrupt the flow of this capital into the market, argue Jason Carne and Bill Miller of KPMG in Bermuda.
As the value of re/insurance megadeals surpasses $80 billion in a record year of mergers and acquisitions, Arthur Wightman, insurance leader and Scott Watson-Brown, asset management leader at PwC Bermuda, discuss the challenges and opportunities of these transactions with Bermuda:Re+ILS.
The insurance-linked securities market sits at a pivotal moment in its history and has the potential to do much good in the world, Greg Wojciechowski, president and chief executive officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange, tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.