Don Kramer is a legend in traditional reinsurance thanks to the multiple ventures he has founded and built over the years. Now, energised rather than perturbed by change, he is doing it all again—this time in the rapidly growing ILS space, as he explains to Bermuda:Re+ILS.
The way industry loss warranties are used by the industry can shed light on pricing trends and other sentiments among risk carriers. Stephen Postlewhite, chief executive of Aspen Re, explains to Bermuda:Re+ILS some of his theories on the way these risk transfer tools are being used.
After the recent series of mergers and formations in the re/insurance market, Jason Carne from KPMG in Bermuda tells Bermuda:Re+ILS what he thinks lies ahead for the market and why a transformation could be coming.
In a sector that is constantly innovating, some deals stand out from the crowd—as was the case when AIG launched the very unusual Compass Re II cat bond earlier this year.
More smaller cedants are looking to use insurance-linked securities or other alternative structures to transfer risk. Adam Szakmary, portfolio manager, Blue Capital Management, talks to Bermuda:Re+ILS about what is driving this trend.
As the use of sidecars accelerates, Bermuda:Re+ILS examines the growing variety of structures being used to match different forms of capital with a growing array of risks and looks at the long-term implications of this increasingly important strategic tool for reinsurers.
How has Bermuda secured its position as the most popular domicile for ILS, and how can it preserve its competitive edge? Bermuda:Re+ILS investigates.
Insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused vehicles and hedge fund reinsurance operations have comprised the majority of insurance and reinsurance company registrations on Bermuda so far in 2015.
If the rumoured internal reinsurance vehicle being created by ACE and BlackRock gets off the ground, it potentially establishes a new blueprint for the way large-scale risk transfer could be secured and arranged by big cedants. Bermuda:Re+ILS asks what this could mean for the market.
Small and nimble but with the strength of Tokio Marine Group behind it; a traditional reinsurer but also fully engaged in the convergence space, Tokio Millennium Re will thrive on such dualities, its new CEO Stephan Ruoff tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.