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Alternative Capital

The emergence of a $30bn global marketplace for insurance-linked securities has served as evidence of the increasingly prominent role third-party capital now plays in risk transfer. Over the medium to long-term this sector is expected to continue its growth as investors take advantage of the low correlation insurance has with other asset classes. This section brings together Insurance Day’s coverage of alternative capital and the way it is helping reshape global insurance markets.

Howden Tiger names Kenworthy MD of capital markets

Kenworthy was previously head of business development at ILS manager Securis Investment Partners

Broker People moves

Investors still reluctant to back ILS: AM Best

Insurance-linked securities capacity edges up to $99bn at half year point amid ‘tepid’ capital inflows

International Reinsurance

Anchor Re closes debut $50m cat bond

The captive reinsurer claims this is the first ILS product to use Property Claim Services country level loss reporting as a trigger

United States Property

Blackstone secures $250m catastrophe bond cover for real estate portfolio

Deal offers collateralised cover against losses from named storms and earthquakes in the US and Canada

United States Canada

Cyber catastrophe event could deter investors, Conning warns

Investor confidence and carriers’ risk appetite already fragile, investment management company says

International Cyber

Cyber ILS is evolving but remains in its infancy

Investors and carriers are dipping their toes into cyber insurance-linked securities, but the market is still a long way from raising a substantial amount of capital through these structures

International Cyber

Slide secures $100m in cover from new cat bond

Insurtech sponsors second catastrophe bond of the year to protect against named storms and hurricanes in South Carolina and Florida

United States Reinsurance

Cyber ILS will struggle to attract investors

There are more tested, transparent and potentially profitable investments than cyber risk, Intangic CEO says

Specialty InsuranceLinked Securities

Property catastrophe bond market sets six-month issuance record

Six-month issuance hits $9.67bn, surpassing total for all of 2022, amid strong demand from sponsors and abundant capital, according to market tally by

Reinsurance InsuranceLinked Securities

BMS Re expands Bermuda operation with O'Brien hire

Reinsurance broker appoints Brendan O’Brien as vice-president to support alternative risk-transfer initiatives

Bermuda InsuranceLinked Securities

Increased interest in regional Caribbean catastrophe bond

Jamaica’s finance minister confirms country will reissue its own catastrophe bond and promotes wider regional bond

North America Jamaica

Guy Carpenter proposes new climate resilience bond

Climate Resilient Development bond seeks to facilitate financial resilience and loss prevention in relation to climate-related weather risks

Guy Carpenter / Marsh Climate change
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