Asia reinsurance market update from an ILS cedent

Jul 29, 10:00 AM

This interview features William Ho, CEO of MS Amlin Asia Pacific, who discusses the Asian reinsurance market and trends he is seeing within it as well as prospects for growth, plus his thoughts on ILS capital use in Asia and we also talked about the first ever sidecar transaction to feature solely Asian property catastrophe risks, which was sponsored by MS Amlin.

This session from our recent insurance-linked securities conference for the Asia region featured William Ho, CEO of MS Amlin Asia Pacific, who joined us to discuss the reinsurance market in the region and his firms use of ILS capital.

Ho explained the Asia Pacific reinsurance landscape and the rate environment, identifying opportunities and initiatives underway to expand coverage to greater numbers.

The capital markets have a key role to play here, as supportive reinsurance capacity to help Asia Pacific insurers grow and expand their portfolios.

Insurance linked securities, from catastrophe bonds to sidecars, are useful tools and education about them is growing in the region.

Ho discussed MS Amlin's own use of a reinsurance sidecar, which was the first ever sidecar transaction to feature solely Asian property catastrophe risks.