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ILS Trend Tracking: Q3 2015

With the Rendez-Vous de Septembre behind us, the January 1, 2016, reinsurance renewal season has begun. The topics covered at the countless 30-minute meetings last month varied greatly, reflecting...

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...

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...

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 strategi...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...