Capital Markets

Reinsurance Industry’s Greatest Challenge: Claims Fraud Detection

Somewhat to my surprise, insurance fraud came up during my deep dive into the greatest challenges the reinsurance industry faces. Mostly, it caught my attention because of the other hat I wear here at Verisk/ISO (head...

Reinsurance Industry’s Greatest Challenge: Central Claims Data Aggregation

As I wrote yesterday , some of the reinsurance industry’s greatest challenges seem to have little to do with the reinsurance industry itself. Instead, you need to move further down the risk and capital supply chain to...

Reinsurance Industry’s Greatest Challenge: Emerging Market Distribution

When we launched our new reinsurance initiative at the beginning of the year , we kicked it off with some market research. In addition to the dozens of interviews we’d already conducted, our team sought a broad view o...

Learn about Cat Bond Lite: Verisk Risk Symposium

Are cat bond lite deals cannibalizing the 144A market? Or are they contributing to net growth for the ILS sector? This relatively new form of risk transfer is perhaps the hottest trend of the year, which is why I’m...

Cat Bonds and the Hurricane Quarter

Sources: PCS, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC Historically, second-quarter issuance activity has been high, given the June 1 start of hurricane season. As Florida’s interest in the catastrophe bond sector increases,...

Seven Cat Bond Lite Benefits You Should Understand

Last year, $500 million in private catastrophe bonds came to market, nearly half of them publicly announced . In the first quarter of 2015, approximately $200 million in “cat bond lite” transactions were completed, an...

Top 5 Cat Bond Market Trends in Q1 2015

The ongoing shift in underlying market trends over the past year shows how dynamic the catastrophe bond sector has become . Innovation, expanded geographical reach, and increases in market participation continue to...

Cat Bond Lite: Flexibility and larger pool of available capital

In an interview with A.M. Best TV , Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president of Reinsurance Services, ISO, speaks about the latest trend in the linked securities industry: cat bond lite. Compared with catastrophe...

Microinsurance Alternative Risk Transfer: Strategic Capacity to Support Your Mission

Microinsurance programs have overcome some incredible challenges. They’ve found ways to distribute an intangible product — one for which a customer may pay regularly and seem to receive nothing in return — to local...

Independent Catastrophe Designation in Indemnity Triggers

The increased use of indemnity triggers in catastrophe bonds is well documented, but it’s a trend within this development that demonstrates the continued maturation of the catastrophe bond market . The use of PCS ® da...