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2010 Outlook: Ils Markets In Bermuda & Cayman

February 2010 Updated on 20 May 2010 Kevin C. Butler Michael Frith

The Insurance-linked securities market continues to play an important role in the insurance and financial services industries in both Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. In the past year, there has been a renewed interest in ILS structures such as cat bonds, driven in part by the need to diversify investments and risk transfer strategies, but also helped by recent regulatory developments designed to facilitate such structures.

As jurisdictions, both Bermuda and the Cayman Islands maintain the advantages of tax neutrality, independent location for international investors, light yet effective regulation, accessible and pragmatic regulators and sophisticated service providers that are responsive, timely and thorough. Both jurisdictions are very well-established and respected international financial centres, and both continue to demonstrate their skill at financial innovation. In the sophisticated ILS sphere, these are vital qualities, and when combined with the regulatory enhancements described below, they provide an ideal environment for the continued development of the ILS market.

 

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Kevin C. Butler
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office and Corporate Practice

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7374


Michael Frith
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 278 7969


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Articles

2010 Outlook: Ils Markets In Bermuda & Cayman

17 February 2010 Updated on 20 May 2010 Kevin C. Butler Michael Frith

The Insurance-linked securities market continues to play an important role in the insurance and financial services industries in both Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. In the past year, there has been a renewed interest in ILS structures such as cat bonds, driven in part by the need to diversify investments and risk transfer strategies, but also helped by recent regulatory developments designed to facilitate such structures.

As jurisdictions, both Bermuda and the Cayman Islands maintain the advantages of tax neutrality, independent location for international investors, light yet effective regulation, accessible and pragmatic regulators and sophisticated service providers that are responsive, timely and thorough. Both jurisdictions are very well-established and respected international financial centres, and both continue to demonstrate their skill at financial innovation. In the sophisticated ILS sphere, these are vital qualities, and when combined with the regulatory enhancements described below, they provide an ideal environment for the continued development of the ILS market.

 

To continue reading full articles in PDF format:
2010 Outlook: Ils Markets In Bermuda & Cayman

 


Kevin C. Butler
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office and Corporate Practice

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7374


Michael Frith
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 278 7969