Best of Artemis, week ending 15th February 2015

by Artemis on February 16, 2015

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 15th February 2015, 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 15th February 2015:

  1. How hurricane technology can reduce risk uncertainty
    Risk models are an important tool for evaluating risk and responding to impending events. Reinsurance, Insurance Linked Securities and catastrophe bonds are dependent on assessing risk in susceptible locations like Florida and the U. S. Gulf of Mexico coast.

  2. Allstate explores ways to use more third-party reinsurance capital
    U.S. primary insurance firm Allstate continues to explore ways it could replace some of its own capital base, using third-party reinsurance investors, “quite aggressively” according to its CEO, who said the firm is “spending a lot of time on it.”

  3. Argo renews Harambee Re for 2015 as reinsurance only sidecar
    The Harambee Re collateralized sidecar has been renewed for 2015, by international specialty insurance and reinsurance group Argo. This year Argo has changed its sidecar strategy, as Harambee 2015 will only feature reinsurance business.

  4. ILS not the enemy of the traditional reinsurance market: Hannover Re
    Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and alternative capital providers are not the enemy of the traditional reinsurance market, according to Hannover Re’s Head of ILS, Henning Ludolphs who was speaking in a recent press briefing.

  5. Blue Capital hits $790m, collateralized business grows at Montpelier Re
    Blue Capital Management Ltd., the third-party reinsurance capital investment manager of Bermudian reinsurer Montpelier Re, has grown its assets under management to $790m as the collateralized reinsurance segment increased its contribution.

  6. Artex & PwC launch Iccaria, Guernsey based longevity swap facility
    Artex Risk Solutions, the alternative risk and captives arm of brokerage Arthur J Gallagher, has joined forces with PwC to launch Iccaria, a Guernsey domiciled facility which can act as an intermediary insurer for pensions looking to transact longevity swaps.

  7. Aeolus distributions bulk up Allied World cash flow again
    Allied World Assurance Company (AWAC) continues to report strong cash flow injections thanks to its ongoing relationship with reinsurance linked investment and insurance linked securities (ILS) manager Aeolus Capital Management Ltd.

  8. Catlin grows third-party reinsurance capital managed to $350m
    Catlin, the global specialty property casualty insurance and reinsurance firm currently going through a merger with XL Group, has continued to grow its third-party reinsurance capital programme to almost $350m of investor capital for 2015.

  9. ScottishPower in £2 billion longevity swap with Abbey Life
    ScottishPower UK PLC, a subsidiary of Iberdrola SA, has offloaded £2 billion of longevity risks to Abbey Life Assurance Company Limited (a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank) in a longevity swap transaction.

  10. Tokio Solution Management adds two in client servicing and legal roles
    Tokio Solution Management Ltd., the collateralized reinsurance, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance convergence facilitating arm of Tokio Millennium Re, has added two experienced executives in client servicing and legal roles.

Also, make sure you read our predictions articles, featuring leading players from the ILS, cat bond and reinsurance world.

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 33 new articles 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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