Best of Artemis, week ending 23rd November 2014

by Artemis on November 24, 2014

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 23rd November 2014, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing  subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 23rd November 2014:

  1. Evolution of ILS market and collateralized reinsurance set to continue
    The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, consisting of instruments such as insurance-linked funds, catastrophe bonds, sidecars and other fully-collateralized reinsurance structures, is set to continue to evolve in coming years, according to market participants.

  2. Catastrophe bond & ILS market reaches record high at $23.431 billion
    The outstanding catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities market, based on transactions listed in the Artemis Deal Directory, has reached a new all-time high of $23.431 billion, demonstrating that ILS and cat bonds continue to generate strong interest.

  3. Hedge fund reinsurance strategy buzz is validating: Greenlight Re CEO
    The attention being paid to the hedge fund reinsurance business model and the fact that others are now looking to leverage bits of it within their own strategies, is validating for reinsurer Greenlight Capital Re, according to CEO Bart Hedges.

  4. AIG returns with $300m Tradewynd Re 2014-1 catastrophe bond
    Global insurance firm American International Group (AIG) is returning to the catastrophe bond market for its third Tradewynd deal, seeking at least $300m of reinsurance protection from the capital markets with Tradewynd Re Ltd. (Series 2014-1).

  5. Appeal filed in Mariah Re catastrophe bond litigation
    Mariah Re Ltd. has filed an appeal against the recent ruling which found that the terms governing the definition of and process for defining qualifying events under the catastrophe bond were unambiguous and that the payout should stand.

  6. Reinsurance capital, ILS & Nephila Capital help State National grow
    State National Companies has seen growth in its program services business, where it enables capital and capacity to access U.S. insurance business through fronting for it, thanks to capital market alternatives to reinsurance and ILS players.

  7. Longevity swaps cover £22 billion of liabilities so far in 2014: Aon Hewitt
    The longevity swap, longevity reinsurance and pension risk transfer market continues to grow, with £30 billion of pension risk transfers undertaken year-to-date with almost £22 billion of these consisting of longevity swap deals, according to Aon Hewitt.

  8. Broker Alwen Hough Johnson launches ILS focused AHJ Capital Markets
    Privately owned, London-headquartered, insurance and reinsurance brokerage Alwen Hough Johnson has officially launched its insurance-linked securities focused, capital markets broking unit, AHJ Capital Markets Limited today after receiving FCA authorisation.

  9. Leadenhall helps Amlin to grow in property catastrophe reinsurance
    Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance-linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has helped Amlin plc to increase its property catastrophe business underwritten, as the partnership continues to enhance the non-life re/insurers position.

  10. Anima Re ViF life insurance-linked securitisation readied for Atlanticlux
    FWU Group subsidiary, Luxembourg based life insurance company Atlanticlux is to tap the capital markets once again in a proposed €55 million value in force (ViF) life insurance linked securitisation through incorporated cell vehicle Anima Re A IC Limited.

This is by no means every article published on Artemis during the last week, just the most popular, some of which were published over a week ago. There were 22 new stories published in the last week. To ensure you always stay up to date with Artemis and never miss a story subscribe to our weekly email newsletter which is delivered every Wednesday.

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