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  • Welcome to the 2023 Trading Risk Awards, where the best and brightest in the ILS market are recognised for their achievements from the past year – and what a year it was.
  • For the ILS market, perhaps more than any other, the outcome of this year’s high inflation is still to be determined. Unlike other industries that are suffering increased immediate costs, this sector’s performance – as always – is ultimately driven by events no one can foresee.
  • As Trading Risk welcomed ILS market leaders to its Monte Carlo roundtable, there were already headwinds challenging the asset class even before the late September landfall of Hurricane Ian in Florida.
  • The decade from 2010 ran the full gamut of catastrophe loss experience, reminding us that there is no such thing as a "new normal" in the world of ILS.
  • One of the ongoing trends within the ILS market over past years has been an increasing demand from existing investors to look for something different within their portfolio.
  • Just a few months into 2021, the first natural-disaster headlines of the year are already occupying the minds of ILS insurance risk-takers. The snowstorms that brought freezing conditions to Texas will be a challenging event to evaluate for a number of reasons.
  • Covid-19 may have been the biggest talking point in the (re)insurance markets this year but arguably, the pandemic is being overtaken by several other factors – ILS market dynamics amongst them.
  • Covid-19 and ILS strategies: locking down diversification benefits.
  • Climate change and ILS strategies: reshaping the market's response
  • Reconstruction in the ILS market continues, with ongoing concerns about investor sentiment, capacity growth and the impact of retro rates
  • Reinsurance conditions began moving in investors’ favour in mid-year 2019, marking a delayed reaction to 2017-2018 losses.
  • This year’s award winners have taken their moment in the spotlight at a turbulent time in the ILS market’s history, making their recognition all the more valuable.