Welcome to the Artemis ILS Asia 2020 conference report, which explores some of the discussions that took place during our fifth event focused on the region.
Unable to travel to Singapore owing to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, ILS Asia 2020 was our first virtually held conference. Spread over five days in mid-July, the online event has now attracted more than 1,200 viewers who heard from an array of re/insurance and ILS experts and executives.
The conference began with a welcome speech from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, during which the region’s ILS ambitions were underlined. Later in the day, industry executives explored the growing Asian protection gap and noted rising PMLs across the region.
The continued evolution of Singapore and Hong Kong as viable ILS domiciles was debated throughout ILS Asia 2020, as was growing interest from both cedants and issuers in the region.
Innovation was also a theme, and attendees heard how risk managers across the Asia Pacific region are becoming more comfortable with less traditional forms of insurance protection, such as parametrics.
Asia’s ILS history was examined in detail and listeners were treated to thought-provoking debate around the future of risk transfer in a region home to some of the world’s lowest levels of insurance penetration.
The less prevalent but expanding life side of the ILS marketplace was also a topic of debate at the conference, as was the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and second order catastrophe and non-catastrophe impacts in Asia, and beyond.
Towards the end of the event, attendees heard from three experienced pension fund investors who allocate to the ILS space. This was followed by an in-depth look at the current state of the re/insurance and ILS markets, with a view to the importance of capital efficiency.
Whether virtually or in person, Artemis ILS Asia will be back in July 2021. We hope to see you there!
You can watch sessions from our online and virtual ILS Asia 2020 conference over on our YouTube Channel.
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