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Testing the water

Bermuda23-02-2015Alternative capital

Just how well informed are the capital market investors now entering the reinsurance space? It is an issue that divides opinion, with many claiming the market will truly know only after a big loss. Bermuda:Re+ILS investigates.

New problems, old solutions

Bermuda, North America28-11-2014

Pressure from new sources of capital is forcing reinsurers to re-examine their strategies and priorities, especially on peak perils such as Gulf coast property cat, KPMG’s Bill Miller tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.

Strong alternative capital growth increases competition

Asia-Pacific, Bermuda, North America28-11-2014

While the growth of the alternative capital entering the industry represents a boost for many, concerns are starting to emerge around its pricing discipline, as Maren Josefs and Gary Martucci from Standard & Poor’s Insurance Ratings explain.

Maintaining the pace


Bermuda:Re+ILS spoke to Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda’s insurance leader, about his perspective on and how to succeed in the current environment.

In a state of flux


The influx of alternative capital into the reinsurance industry is not just competing with reinsurance—it has reshaped the market in a far more fundamental way. Bermuda:Re+ILS takes a look at the changing landscape and what lies ahead.

The meaning of a flood

North America28-11-2014Risk ManagementBoyko Dodov

Re/insurers need a more detailed and robust understanding of the location, frequency, and severity of flooding, and this starts with an objective definition of what constitutes a flood. Boyko Dodov describes AIR’s new approach to the notoriously difficult task of defining such events.

Achieving growth 
through innovation

Bermuda, Europe, North America28-11-2014

In what is an increasingly complex world of insurance, Aon ReSolutions is thriving as it brings expertise from across the Aon group together in one place, as Andrew Matson and Kurt Cripps explain to Bermuda:Re+ILS.

Carving a niche


The boom in insurance-linked securities activity has led to a rise in ILS domiciles. However, despite these new entrants, Bermuda is likely to retain its crown as the leading domicile for some time, at least. Bermuda:Re+ILS investigates.

Choose your weapon carefully

North America23-10-2014

The recent rise in the use of indemnity trigger transactions within the ILS market is likely to continue, Michael Madigan, a partner in the insurance practice, and head of the property and casualty alternative risk transfer practice in New York, at law firm Sidley Austin, says. He talks to Bermuda:Re+ILS about what’s driving this trend and warns of the perils of making a snap decision.

A 100 billion dollar question

North America21-10-2014Air Worldwide

Overall, 72 percent of outstanding cat bond principal is exposed to US hurricane risk, and 48 percent to US earthquake risk. But does a large industry loss necessarily translate to large losses for investors? Rhodri Lane and Adil Imani give their view.

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