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  • The ILS Markets and Traditional Reinsurance

    By Andrew Flitcroft Aug 19, 2015 | English

    I recently sat on an industry panel that explored how the Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) markets differ from, and influence, the traditional reinsurance market, and I thought I would share the summary of my discussion. Starting with the impact on traditionalists,...

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  • Non-Traditional Reinsurance - Lessons Learned the Hard Way

    By Martin Hacala Dec 08, 2014 | English

    Insurance-linked securities continue to be viewed by some as an attractive alternative or complement to traditional CAT reinsurance. Those advocating for these products ignore the many questions they raise and instead seem to be guided by Alfred E. Neuman's...

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  • The Battlefield

    By Tad Montross Jul 16, 2014 | English

    Earlier this year I wrote a short piece entitled "The Playing Field." Little did I know it would soon become a battlefield. One broker describing the June 1st CAT renewals in Florida called it a knife fight. Alternative capital, Insurance-linked Securities...

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  • Catastrophes, Capital and Competition: Talking Points From Down Under

    By Pietro Toffanello Jul 01, 2014 | English

    I recently participated in a stimulating roundtable event organised in Sydney by the publication Asia Insurance Review in collaboration with the law firm Clyde & Co. I joined a dozen other senior insurance industry executives to exchange views on key...

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