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Insurance Linked Securities

The risk transfer and capital diversification opportunities open to (re)insurers and the attraction to investors of non-correlation of ILS with other asset classes has fueled considerable growth in ILS capacity. Willis Towers Watson helps clients access and manage ILS capacity and investments. 

ILS, broadly speaking, connects insurance and reinsurance risk to alternative capital.  Many parts of Willis Towers Watson touch on ILS capital participation:

  1. Willis Re Securities as a securities broker-dealer structures and places primary ILS transactions and trades ILS in the secondary market
  2.  Willis Re and our Corporate Risk and Broking team, as part of their intermediary and advisor roles, integrate ILS-backed capacity into their customers’ reinsurance and insurance programs
  3. The Insurance Consulting and Technology business values ILS fund portfolios and provides consulting services to support ILS transactions
  4. Investments advises institutional investors in asset allocation to ILS and related asset classes
  5. Willis Towers Watson Management provides insurance management services to special purpose insurers which facilitate ILS transactions

All ILS-related activity takes place through entities and individuals appropriately licensed and qualified for the specific activity, but does so on a collaborative basis where appropriate.

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