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

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.

» Innovate or perish. A message for insurers and reinsurers from Aon
Aon told insurers that they have two stark choices as the re/insurance industry moves into the next stage of its development. Innovate or perish, a message that definitely applies to reinsurance as well.

» Where next for ILS? Willis Re surveys ILS investors on the future
Across the peak catastrophe zones, insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and their managers have had a real impact on pricing and this looks set to continue as ILS capitalises on its lower cost of capital.

» 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.

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.

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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.
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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