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  • ILS in a Nutshell and Collateral in the ILS Market Captive.com recently caught up with a few members of Wilmington Trust's collateral team to find out about their expertise with collateral trusts and how it relates to the team's involvement in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. Read on to find out about the ILS market and ILS collateral.
  • Growth in Reinsurance and Captive Insurance Runoff Transactions Runoff and related transactions present an enormous opportunity in the property and casualty industry, says Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance. There are many captive insurance companies around the world that are subject to using runoff solutions, and many great opportunities for growth in runoff transactions exist.
  • US-EU Covered Agreement—an Overview Eversheds Sutherland provides us with an overview of the US-EU covered agreement. The agreement will eliminate collateral and local presence requirements for qualified US reinsurers operating in the EU insurance market, and will eliminate the requirement for collateral for qualified EU reinsurers operating in the US insurance market.
  • The NAIC Continues Work on the US-EU Covered Agreement The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its 2018 Summer National Meeting August 4–7 in Boston, Massachusetts. A noteworthy matter of interest was the NAIC's continued work related to the US-EU covered agreement.
  • More Insurers Using Reinsurance Strategy To Manage Volatility The latest risk appetite survey from Willis Towers Watson confirmed that risk appetite is increasingly central to insurers' business decisions. The survey found that, more and more, insurers are using reinsurance for earnings protection and volatility reduction.
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ILS in a Nutshell and Collateral in the ILS Market

Captive.com recently caught up with a few members of Wilmington Trust's collateral team to find out about their expertise with collateral trusts and how it relates to the team's involvement in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. Read on to find out about the ILS market and ILS collateral.
October 17, 2018 Read More
  Steve McElhiney

Growth in Reinsurance and Captive Insurance Runoff Transactions

Runoff and related transactions present an enormous opportunity in the property and casualty industry, says Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance. There are many captive insurance companies around the world that are subject to using runoff solutions, and many great opportunities for growth in runoff transactions exist.
October 15, 2018 Read More
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US-EU Covered Agreement—an Overview

Eversheds Sutherland provides us with an overview of the US-EU covered agreement. The agreement will eliminate collateral and local presence requirements for qualified US reinsurers operating in the EU insurance market, and will eliminate the requirement for collateral for qualified EU reinsurers operating in the US insurance market.
September 24, 2018 Read More
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The NAIC Continues Work on the US-EU Covered Agreement

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its 2018 Summer National Meeting August 4–7 in Boston, Massachusetts. A noteworthy matter of interest was the NAIC's continued work related to the US-EU covered agreement.
September 24, 2018 Read More
  Growing Indicators

More Insurers Using Reinsurance Strategy To Manage Volatility

The latest risk appetite survey from Willis Towers Watson confirmed that risk appetite is increasingly central to insurers' business decisions. The survey found that, more and more, insurers are using reinsurance for earnings protection and volatility reduction.
August 16, 2018 Read More
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Parametric Insurance: A New Spin on an Old Product

Parametric insurance is not an indemnification product. Instead, parametric insurance is a coverage where a benefit payable is determined in advance of the policy purchase by estimating the loss as accurately as possible, subject to certain conditions being satisfied. The policy cost is based on a predetermined trigger.
July 09, 2018 Read More
  Steve McElhiney

Why Reinsurance Transactions for Runoff Are Not Well Understood

According to Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance, reinsurance transactions for runoff are generally not well understood. He says there is a perception that runoff deals involve failed companies and failed transactions. In fact, runoff has evolved to be a key strategic tool.
May 21, 2018 Read More
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Brexit and Lloyd's: Is this the Beginning, or Is It the End?

Michael Maglaras, president of Michael Maglaras & Company, considers what Brexit means for the Lloyd's of London market and for those with captive insurance companies in the Lloyd's market. While Mr. Maglaras believes that Lloyd's is not going anywhere, he expects some changes.
May 07, 2018 Read More
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5 Reasons We May Never See Another Hard Insurance Market

Five reasons we may never see another hard market: an intellectual discussion all captive insurers should be having. For captive insurers that came of age during hard market conditions, the end of market cycles, if true, has significant implications. This blog post, reprinted with permission of James Twining, offers a peek into the factors driving this possibility.
May 02, 2018 Read More
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Reinsurance Transactions for Runoff and Captive Insurance

Steve McElhiney, president and CEO of EWI Reinsurance, says about one-third of global captive insurance companies are dormant, meaning they are being used on a limited basis, or they may be a result of a merger. While these dormant captives may still have ongoing transactions, there is a way to unwind a dormant captive.
March 27, 2018 Read More
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