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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
This report reviews the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market at the end of the second-quarter of 2014, looking at new risk capital issued and the composition of transactions completed during Q2 2014.

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.

» Reinsurance renewal coverage with analysis of the impact of alternative capital and ILS
The June reinsurance renewals have seen a continuation of high levels of capital and competition in the market, particularly in Florida, with the results being price declines of 15% to 25%.

» Catastrophe reinsurance prices could fall below technical hurdles in 2015: Moody’s
Technical pricing on catastrophe reinsurance renewals may fall below reinsurers technical minimum pricing levels at the 2015 renewals, if the current price softening trend continues.

» ILS and cat bond investors. Yield hungry? Or seeking asset class qualities?
For many investors a high return is not the only reason for looking at alternative asset classes, hedge funds or insurance linked investments such as ILS, cat bonds and reinsurance.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» 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.

» Alternative capital is efficient capital: Frank Majors, Nephila Capital
The preferred terminology used at ILS investment manager Nephila Capital to describe the third-party capital that has entered the reinsurance market, as institutional investors appreciation for catastrophe risk as an asset class has grown, is not ‘alternative capital’, rather it is ‘efficient capital’..

» Interview: Joe Louwagie, AVP, Property Claim Services (PCS)
Artemis interviewed Joe Louwagie, assistant vice president at Property Claim Services® (PCS®), a unit of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK).

Featured Conferences

Date Details
28th - 29th July 2014 ACI's Advanced Forum on Insurance-Linked Securities
An opportunity to hear firsthand the matters of critical importance to the growing ILS industry, from a combined industry and government faculty.
Held in: New York.
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.

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