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 coronavirus outbreak has made cyber risk a hot topic for the re/insurance industry, but how well placed is it to respond? And what role will Bermuda play in this landscape? Bermuda:Re+ILS investigates.
For six years, John Rathgeber has steered Watford Re to becoming a global business with a diversified book of business and more than $750 million in gross written premiums. As he hands over to his successor, he reflects to Bermuda Re on lessons learned during this time and how resilient the company’s business model has proven to be.
Insurtech will continue to transform the risk transfer industry. But to understand how that will happen it is important to consider how the industry has changed in other important ways up to this point, as Natalie Neto and Peter Dunlop, partners at Walkers (Bermuda), tell 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.
Collaboration between insurance and capital markets will promote innovative solutions for today’s big challenges, including that of climate change, says Greg Wojciechowski of the Bermuda Stock Exchange.
2019 brought to an end a decade of costly events for the insurance industry, according to a new report by Aon. Bermuda:Re+ILS investigates.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the economic project which aims to recreate the ancient Silk Road that linked Europe to Asia, needs protecting. ILS could provide the perfect solution, as Kirill K. Savrassov, chief executive of Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company, tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.
While the ILS sector continues to grow and innovate, investors’ insistence on the use of tried and tested risk models, combined with a wariness of new risks, is holding the market’s development back, some cedants claim. Bermuda:Re+ILS investigates.
As reinsurers grapple with the opportunities and challenges presented by cyber risk, ILS could provide at least some of the solutions. Tom Johansmeyer, head of PCS, reviews the prospects that cyber opens up.