RVS 2015

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...

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)....