Hurricane Dorian - post event

Storm history

Hurricane Dorian was the fourth named system of the 2019 season. It formed as a tropical wave in the Atlantic and developed tropical storm characteristics on August 24 about 1300 km east of Barbados. Continuously strengthening, the system passed the Lesser Antilles, missed the high mountains of Puerto Rico, which would have disrupted its organisation, and gained hurricane strength on August 28.

Solidum Partners assumes the investment management of the CAT bond funds of Falcon Fund Management

Zurich based Insurance Linked Securities specialist Solidum Partners will assume the asset management of the CAT bond funds of Falcon Fund Management from 1st of August 2019. The current portfolios include the Insurance Linked Strategy and Insurance Opportunities funds. Further product launches are intended under the collaboration.

Peru Earthquake

Event Report: Earthquake Peru

On the morning of May 26, 2019 (7:41 UTC) a severe earthquake occurred in Central Peru. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) half a million people were exposed to severe shaking and close to 7 million felt moderate shaking

The earthquake is not expected to have an influence on the Solidum Funds.

Thoughts on Reinsurance Pricing and Latest Insurtech Developments

‘Clearing’ price technology

With new technology many areas of life are changing, some think for the better and some think for the worse. This is equally true in the reinsurance market where technology is coming in to try to make things more efficient and ‘better’, often in the hope of reducing the price for coverage.

How Insurable is Cyber?

Cyber seems to be close to everyone's thoughts at the moment. At a time that the markets are seeking new business to write with their overcollateralised balance sheets and ILS funds are seeking new products to invest in that are not US hurricane and earthquake, many are turning to cyber. So how well does cyber fit the insurance model?