Cat bond maturities influenced the dip in market share of Florida reinsurance cessions taken by the ILS market.
Reinsurance rate increases fell short of expectations after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM), but this could change if the market endures further major losses in 2018, panellists said at the Trading Risk London ILS conference.
NCM Re's expansion will depend on how much business the insurer writes itself, said Mark Gibson, the company’s alternative capital director.
Forecasts range from a slightly more active Atlantic storm season than usual, to below-norm.
A group of 56 Florida homeowners' insurers reported a $407mn aggregate underwriting loss for 2017, equivalent to a 10.4 percent average hit to year-end 2016 surplus.
Insured losses from winter storms rarely rival those resulting from hurricanes and tornadoes but nonetheless they can still reach billions of dollars and may make their way into the ILS market.
Trading Risk looks at where InsurTech developments are intersecting with the ILS market and why asset managers and reinsurers are encouraging these new start-ups.
Cat bond volumes rose to $3.48bn in the first quarter, as diversifying non-US deals bolstered issuance.
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