Reinsurance

Cat Bond Lite: What’s Next?

In an interview with A.M. Best TV , Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president of Reinsurance Services, ISO, spoke about next steps in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. With regard to where the market is...

October 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

As October approaches, we’re entering the end of the historical hurricane peak season. Although the season is ending, insurers should still be vigilant and prepared to assist policyholders in the event of a late-seaso...

5 Innovative Ways to Protect against a Soft Market

Unless it’s long enough (perish the thought!), there’s little you can do during a soft market to protect your company from it. The only reliable strategy reinsurers have at their disposal is to commit to an agenda of...

Ready for Exchange-Traded Risk?

Recent changes to the range of capital markets risk-transfer solutions available to cedents — and their adoption of them — show insurers and reinsurers are committing to more sophisticated strategic capital management...

Navigating the Spectrum of ILS Alternatives

Two desires have characterized the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market for years. One is the ability to construct highly customized covers that directly address a cedent’s risk-transfer needs in the capital marke...

Cat Bond Lite Market Update

YTD 2015 Cat Bond Lite Issuance ($) YTD 2015 Cat Bond Lite Issuance (#) Source: PCS The cat bond lite trend continues to gain momentum. So far this year, 16 publicly revealed transactions using all three major platfor...

PCS North American Catastrophe Update

Source: PCS (loss amounts in 000s) The peace and quiet in the Atlantic basin continues. Since Superstorm Sandy, only one event has approached $3 billion (a wind and thunderstorm event in May 2014). The most damaging...

Pre-Monte Carlo Briefing

In less than 48 hours, the annual Rendez-Vous de Septembre will be in full swing. The insurance and reinsurance community will converge on Monte Carlo for the unofficial start of the January 1 reinsurance renewal...

September 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Historically, the most active period for Atlantic hurricanes is late August through September, with a mid-September peak. The most significant September tropical event in the last ten years was Hurricane Ike. Making...

August 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

We're two months into the hurricane season , and it's been very quiet so far. If the historical trend continues, we should see minimal tropical event activity in the coming month. In the past ten years, PCS has...