Best of Artemis, week ending 4th September 2011

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The aftermath, potential impact to any exposed catastrophe bonds and loss calculation from hurricane Irene has been the dominant piece of news in the last week. Other interesting news stories included the private catastrophe bond Kizuna Re Ltd. coming to market to successfully offer $160m of coverage to Tokio Marine. There were also a number of interesting articles about the state of the cat bond market and about longevity risk transfer. Here, to give readers a chance to catch up on any news they have missed, are the top ten most read stories of the last seven days.

Top ten most viewed articles on Artemis.bm, week ending 4th September 2011:

  1. Early estimates of hurricane Irene insured losses put at up to $3 billion
  2. Catastrophe bond indices drop significantly on expectation of hurricane Irene loss
  3. Kizuna Re Ltd. private catastrophe bond placed for $160m of Japan typhoon cover
  4. Tropical storm Katia forecast to become major hurricane
  5. Katia becomes a hurricane, destination still uncertain
  6. Insurance-linked security and retrocessional reinsurance funds report minimal or no impact from hurricane Irene
  7. No ratings impact to catastrophe bonds from hurricane Irene, says S&P
  8. Sponsors and investors demonstrate continued reliance on insurance linked securities, says Aon
  9. Lack of a reference price hinders longevity risk market
  10. Current approaches to forecasting longevity risk are inadequate
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