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LMA members believe London can transform ILS

Not only do many members of the Lloyd's Market Association support the adoption of insurance-linked securities, but a large proportion also believe they can help expand the perils covered by the financial instruments.

The Crown in the Channel

The crown dependency of Guernsey may only have 60,000 people living on it, but it punches above its weight in the insurance sector – an area where it is keen to further its reputation as an ILS destination.

Reactions Summer digital issue online now!

The latest digital edition of Reactions leads with a consideration of the 1918 Flu Pandemic and how it would impact today's world as well as the re/insurance industry. There are also interviews with Charles Goldie, Rupert Swallow and Urs Baertschi among others.

Preparing for pandemic

It is now 100 years since the outbreak of the so-called Spanish Flu epidemic, and while a lot has been learned since then, the threat of a similar event remains. Reactions hears what is being done to help minimise any future impact.

Swiss Re places $350m cat bond for Frontline Insurance

The catastrophe bond is one of the largest completed by a Florida insurer in the last three years.

Zurich acquires Oak Underwriting

Zurich acquires Oak Underwriting and appoints Mark Peters as its new head.

Limestone Re issues $278m in notes

Liberty Mutual's Limestone Re will provide reinsurance protection for its US-based homeowner and property catastrophe risks as well as global property reinsurance risks.

JLT Re completes second cat bond in one month

The placement of Oak Leaf Re 2018-1 marks the second catastrophe bond placed by the firm in June, following the completion of its Market Re cat bond lite structure earlier in the month.

Malaysia targets piece of ILS action

The city-state of Malaysia is open for business when it comes to insurance linked securities, but gaining a foothold in the specialist sector will not be easy.


Reactions April digital issue online now!

This month's magazine issue celebrates 35 years of Reactions, plus features on terrorism, Iran sanctions, reinsurance broking and the run-off market.

Editor's Comment: Anarchy in the UK

London's re/insurance market faces big question marks in the coming year, not least about how the newly elected UK government plans to foster a hub for ILS alternative reinsurance business might take shape.

MultiCat Mexico "C" notes not triggered

A reassessment of the strength of hurricane Odile has meant that the tropical cyclone will not trigger losses for investors in MultiCat 2012-1 class C Notes


Kevin O'Donnell's tough act to follow at RenRe

Interview: The top threat to catastrophe reinsurer RenaissanceRe’s new CEO Kevin O'Donnell maintaining his predecessor’s enviable returns is a flood of alternative reinsurance capacity settling for single-digit returns. He is bullish about RenRe's future.

Latest Issue

Summer 2018


In this month's Reactions

  • Preparing for Pandemic
  • Charles Goldie interview
  • Rupert Swallow interview
  • Latin America Awards
  • Urs Baertschi interview
  • Reactions London Conference write up
  • JLT Specialty USA overview
  • Steven Beard interview
  • AIRMIC review
  • Labuan: Asia's Rising Star



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