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ARTEMIS covers cat bonds, insurance-linked securities (ILS), alternative reinsurance capital, risk transfer, investments, longevity and weather risk markets. Read more about Artemis. Or if you are new to this?

Articles, interviews and resources that we think are worth highlighting.

» Access to deeper pools of capital can add stability to reinsurance
Having acess the the capital markets, the deepest and potentially most easily accesible source of capacity around, can add stability to the reinsurance sector, both in terms of pricing and access to capital post-event.

» 2014 catastrophe bond issuance hits $7.643 billion, outstanding market reaches record at $23.931
2014 catastrophe bond & ILS issuance has now surpassed the figure seen in 2013 and 2014's figure will rise over $8.5 billion by year-end. The outstanding ILS and catastrophe bond market has reached yet another new record size, at $23.931 billion, a number we expect to reach $24.753 billion at year-end.

» Reinsurers expense management & efficiency increasingly important
As competition increases and third-party, lower-cost and ILS capital seek to access the reinsurance market alongside excess-levels of traditional capital, expense management and all-round efficiency is growing in importance.

Q3 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - A lazy summer for ILS» Q3 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - A lazy summer for ILS
This report reviews the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market at the end of the third-quarter of 2014, looking at new risk capital issued and the composition of transactions completed during Q3 2014.

Q3 saw slow but diverse issuance, with the total volume of new catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issued during Q3 2014 only $364 million. Download the report here.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» Interview: Michael Stahel, LGT, on ILS portfolio construction
Michael Stahel, Partner at LGT Insurance-Linked Strategies, discusses ILS portfolio construction and the relative merits of diversified and concentrated re/insurance-linked asset portfolios.

» Interview: Niklaus Hilti, Head of Insurance-Linked Securities Strategies, Credit Suisse Asset Management
Another interview with a leading ILS investment manager, this time with Niklaus Hilti of Credit Suisse Asset Management.

» Interview: Vincent Prabis Head of ILS Strategies, SCOR Global Investments
An interview with the Head of ILS Strategies from SCOR Global Investments, Vincent Prabis.

» Interview: Tony Rettino on building a sustainable reinsurance model
This interview with Tony Rettino, Principal and Portfolio Manager at ILS investment specialist Elementum Advisors discusses the sustainability of the ILS model and where growth opportunities lie.

» ILS investment manager interview: Darren Redhead, CEO of Kinesis Capital Management Limited
Our latest interview is with Darren Redhead of Kinesis Capital Management Limited, the third-party capital and reinsurance-linked asset management division of insurer and reinsurer Lancashire Group Holdings.

Read all Artemis interviews.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
3rd - 4th March 2015 SIFMA Insurance and Risk-Linked Securities Conference 2015
The 2015 edition of one of the ILS industries key events.
Held in: New York.
18th March 2015 ILS Insight London
A free thought-leadership event on ILS hosted by Guernsey.
Held in: London.
View all upcoming conferences in our Events Calendar.
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EQECAT CatWatch Catastrophe Reports

EQECAT CatWatch Catastrophe ReportsThanks to EQECAT Inc. we can bring you easy access to their CatWatchTM detailed natural hazard catastrophe reports which include spatial distribution of damage, potential post-event effects, and in many cases, insured and economic loss estimates.
View the most recent CatWatch catastrophe reports.

New to ILS, cat bonds and insurance linked investments?

As the asset class covering insurance linked securities and reinsurance linked investments grows, new readers may be looking for simple explanations of some of the key topics Artemis covers.

Reinsurance, ILS and Catastrophe Bond Job Vacancies

Jobs on Artemis are now supplied through our sister site Reinsurance Careers, a newly launched reinsurance, catastrophe bond and ILS job listings website owned and operated by the same people who bring you Artemis. View the latest reinsurance, ILS and cat bond jobs here.

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