Investor Guide to ILS: H1 2019

The past two years challenged the catastrophe (re)insurance market more than any period since the Hurricane Katrina era in 2004-2005.

That devastating season kick-started a major hike in rates – and helped to boost the ILS market’s growth – but it is far from clear what the outcome will be this time around.

The ILS Investor Guide is a biannual news publication covering the ILS market, brought to you by Trading Risk, a publishing company that has covered the ILS market since 2008.

The asset class is designed for institutional investors looking for a diversifying, non-correlating source of alternative risk – but trading in this opaque market means getting to grips with a host of insurance market jargon and tracking a rapidly-evolving young marketplace. This half-yearly publication provides an independent take on the latest issues within the market and a practical approach to steer investors through key topics.

In early 2019, the ILS market has been grappling with the after-effects of an active phase for international disasters, including hurricanes and wildfires.

The H1 2019 edition of the Trading Risk ILS Investor Guide delves into why last year’s performance may have veered off-course for some, and provides a host of data on new industry inflows, return benchmarks and a cat bond outlook.

The guide takes a deeper look at wildfire and aggregate multiple-event disaster risks - two of the main drivers of losses in 2018 and features interviews with industry figures and an educational section for those interested in understanding some market basics.

To view the H1 2019 edition, please click here.