This book provides a much needed reference for finance practitioners on the rapidly growing Insurance Linked Securities markets. It will provide readers with the state of the art in Insurance-Linked Securitization, introducing the different parties involved in the transactions and their roles, the motivation for the transaction sponsors, the potential inherent pitfalls, the latest developments and transaction structures but also the key challenges faced by the market at each stage. The book will also focus on more general issues faced by the industry, including accounting and tax issues, regulatory issues and solvency capital requirements – all tackled from international perspectives.
The book will be organized into two parts making a distinction between non-life and life securitization in order to accommodate the specificities of each sector. Each chapter covers a specific topic or sector of the market. After a general overview over the ILS market, the Insurance-Linked Securitization process is studied in detail.
Contributions will be from leading practitioners in the field, and will feature case studies and worked examples to illustrate more complicated transactions and techniques.