Steve Evans

Steve Evans

Steve Evans has been tracking and commenting on the alternative reinsurance, insurance-linked security and catastrophe bond markets since their inception in the mid-’90s and is the founder, owner and publisher of, which is visited monthly by 40,000 readers.

He also consults with a number of reinsurers, brokers, investment banks and pension funds looking for strategies to navigate the current market environment and to embrace the capital markets, ILS and reinsurance risk as an asset class, as well as assisting with risk-transfer product development for a number of initiatives.

His background is in the internet, technology, user experience and design management arena, with a focus on risk. Evans is advising a number of insurance technology startups.

Recent Articles by Steve Evans

The ‘New Normal’ for Reinsurers

Third-party reinsurance, or alternative capital, has become a “new normal” for reinsurers as they seek to remain competitive, meaning that so-called convergence capital from the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market will remain key. Despite falling for the first time in 10 years, the use of ILS or convergence capital by insurance and reinsurance firms has become […]

Shift in Capital for Reinsurers?

As more primary insurers use a formal risk appetite statement, their reinsurance buying habits have evolved, according to reinsurance brokerage Willis Re. And with reinsurance becoming a greater priority for many firms, there could be an opportunity for insurance-linked securities (ILS) to expand their global footprint. Increased regulation across the insurance and reinsurance industry—underlined by the […]

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