November 2020


On the lookout for new opportunities

Cover story: The welcome re-emergence of fundamentals

There is something afoot more than merely a cyclical hardening of the market, Christian Dunleavy, Aspen Re’s chief underwriting officer, tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.

Stronger together

Third Point Re will soon complete its acquisition of Sirius in a deal that has been likened to a minnow swallowing a whale. Dan Malloy, Third Point Re’s chief executive, tells Bermuda:Re+ILS about the new opportunities.

Working in Bermuda

The Bermuda government has moved to take advantage of the remote working trend in 2020 by offering a one-year residential certificate.

Survey: the future of cat models

It is an imprecise business, but the industry has a vested interest in achieving precise results. Welcome to the Bermuda:Re+ILS cat models survey.

Survey: chief financial officers

CFOs have worked hard, while the hardening market has driven up underwriting income. Will these efforts pay off? Bermuda:Re+ILS asked its readers.

Energy companies of the world unite

OIL, the mutual insurer for the energy industry, believes re/insurers should engage with energy companies constructively.

All roads lead to insurance

The industry’s prominence in Bermuda makes it an attractive career choice for many, but re/insurers can still do more, says Ed Bermuda’s Jake Fisher.

Investing in Bermuda’s future

Athene Life Re has long been a generous supporter of charities and community projects in Bermuda. Natasha Scotland Courcy speaks about its charitable programme.

The mother of cat models

Risk modelling has changed a lot over the years, as Karen Clark, founder of both AIR Worldwide and Karen Clark & Company, tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.

Proud to be different

When it comes to managing its energy and property books, Argo is proud to be different, combining the two, as Bermuda:Re+ILS found out.

Insurers must embrace legacy

It is normal for companies to exit business lines that are not generating sufficient profit, but the re/insurance industry often does not have this mindset, says DARAG.

Bermuda’s Risk Transfer Hall of Fame

In our last instalment for the time being, we focus on five inspirational service providers who have significantly contributed to the success of the re/insurance industry.


A sanctuary from low interest rates

The value proposition for ILS is clearer than ever, and the long-term outlook for the asset class is bright, Tangency Capital’s Dominik Hagedorn tells Bermuda:Re+ILS.

Solving the trapped collateral conundrum

There are some possible solutions to trapped capital; the best may be the creation of a secondary market for ILS, say Peter Dunlop and Kier James of Walkers Bermuda.

Steady as she goes

A Willis Towers Watson report reveals interesting differences of opinion between investors and ILS managers in terms of what risks should be packaged.

Recognising the value of ILS

The industry is under pressure to provide transparency around topics such as risk management processes and asset valuations, says Ajay Mehra of HSCM.

News in brief

Here are some of the key ILS stories covered in Bermuda:Re+ILS in recent weeks.

November 2020

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