The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact make it very difficult for re/insurers to measure the risk in their mortgage portfolios, say AM Best’s Emmanuel Modu and Michelle Li.
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.
Next to the impact of COVID-19, climate change is arguably the fastest-growing concern for the re/insurance industry. Andy MacFarlane of AXA XL discusses re/insurers’ top concerns and innovative ways to address the risks with Bermuda:Re+ILS.
Konrad Rentrup founded Hannover Re Bermuda and carefully steered the operation for just short of 20 years. Following his retirement in July, he reflects on his proudest achievements during almost two decades at the helm—and the greatest challenges he faced. Bermuda:Re+ILS reports.
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 COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact on all sections of the global economy, forcing companies to rethink the most fundamental aspects of how they conduct their businesses. Bermuda:Re+ILS brings you the latest developments, demonstrating how Bermuda and its re/insurance community are adapting to cope with this challenge.
AkinovA hosted its first ‘Ask The Experts’ private event and Q&A evening in May, bringing together some of the insurance, forensics, capital markets, modelling and legal industries’ leading experts on cybersecurity. Bermuda:Re+ILS summarises some of the points made at the event.
Since leaving politics Bob Richards, Bermuda’s former Deputy Premier and Finance Minister, has discovered a new calling as an author. He found time to talk to Bermuda:Re+ILS about his book, race relations and the re/insurance industry.
Many cannabis companies initially viewed insurance as an expensive necessity they required to satisfy investors and fulfil regulatory compliance, but there is a growing understanding of its importance as a risk management tool, says Skyfront Bermuda’s Neil Hitchcock.
Bermuda:Re+ILS brings you the third instalment of its Bermuda’s Risk Transfer Hall of Fame—in every issue we profile five individuals who have contributed significantly to Bermuda’s journey as a global risk transfer hub.