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

» Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-vous 2014
We've pulled all of our Monte Carlo Rendez-vous related reports and articles into one place. Featuring the latest thinking on reinsurance, alternative capital and ILS from the rating agencies and brokers. This page will also list any Monte Carlo Rendez-vous related news during the event.

» Alternative reinsurance capital grows to $59 billion, up 18% in first-half 2014
Aon Benfield estimates that alternative capital has grown at 18% in the first-half of the year, reaching $59 billion. The broker also estimates that alternative capital, ILS and cat bonds have captured a 20% market share of property catastrophe reinsurance.

» Structural change, lower margins, a deeper reinsurance convergence
Stimulated by recent rating agency reports we explain some of our thinking regarding the development of the reinsurance and ILS market as it undergoes structural change, which we believe will lead to a deeper reinsurance convergence between reinsurance and the capital markets.

Q2 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - The Biggest Quarter, The Biggest Catastrophe Bond» Q2 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - Biggest Quarter, Biggest Catastrophe Bond
The total volume of new cat bonds and ILS issued during Q2 2014 reached a record $4.634 billion, the highest single quarter of catastrophe bond & ILS issuance ever, according to data from the Artemis Deal Directory. Download the report here.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» 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.

» Interview: Dmitry Mnushkin, President, Treefrog Consulting Ltd.
Dmitry Mnushkin, of this Bermuda-based risk software firm which specialises in solutions for the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry, has been a software architect and developer for the past 14 years.

Read all Artemis interviews.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
15th September 2014 Munich Re's ILS Round Table in Monte Carlo
Join Munich Re and guests for a unique opportunity to examine all aspects of ILS.
Held in: Monte Carlo.
8th - 10th October 2014 5th European Weather Risk Management Meeting
The 15th annual European meeting of the WRMA.
Held in: Munich, Germany.
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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