Cat bonds in public sector & sovereign risk transfer panel – Artemis ILS Asia 2023

Asia Pacific catastrophe bond market, Aon Securities keynote - Artemis ILS Asia 2023

This video features another panel discussion from our Artemis ILS Asia 2023 conference, held in Singapore on July 13th 2023, a session focused on public sector and sovereign risk transfer schemes and the use of catastrophe bonds and capital markets capacity.

Catastrophe bonds have long played a role in public sector or sovereign risk transfer schemes, with ILS instruments having become a feature of many of these programmes today.

This session discussed the role of catastrophe bonds and trends in public sector and sovereign risk transfer, under the watch of moderator Alex Pui, Executive Manager, Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

The panellists taking part were: Scott McHardy, Head of Risk Finance, Toka Tū Ake EQC; Esther Kim, Senior Product Manager, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re; and Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, World Bank Treasury.

The group discussed specific use-cases for cat bonds in public and sovereign risk transfer and also explored the broader potential for use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) capacity within these risk transfer arrangements

With a catastrophe bond sponsor on the panel, as well as the World Bank, there was a robust discussion on the benefits of cat bond protection and of bringing the capital markets into catastrophe insurance and reinsurance programmes.

Watch the full video to learn more about the use of catastrophe bond in public sector and sovereign risk transfer schemes.

Our next insurance-linked securities (ILS) market conference will be ILS NYC 2024, which will see us return to New York on Feb 9th 2024 for the next instalment of the event. Registration is now open!

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