Industry Loss Warrants

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...

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...

Congratulations, @CatBondCat!

We’re excited to announce that @CatBondCat won Digital Marketing Campaign of the year at the inaugural Insurance Marketing and PR Awards in London on June 26, 2015. The social media campaign uses cat memes with...

ILS Trend Tracking: Q2 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 sha...

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...