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Best of Artemis, week ending 10th March 2019


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 10th March 2019, 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 or get our email alerts for every article we publish.

Ten most viewed articles on, week ending 10th March 2019:

  1. Aon now says not targeting combination with Willis Towers Watson
    Aon has now said that it is not pursuing a potential business combination with broking rival Willis Towers Watson, following up on yesterday’s news that a deal had been a consideration.
  2. ILS Asia 2019 conference tickets now on sale
    Tickets are now on sale for our next insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference. ILS Asia 2019 will be held in Singapore on July 11th 2019 and will bring ILS industry experts together with the regional insurance, reinsurance and investor community to discuss market trends.
  3. Arch said to target fronting for ILS business
    Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm Arch Capital is said to be targeting the launch of a fronting for ILS business, to replace the perceived gap left behind by the exit of Tokio Millennium Re from this space, we’re told.
  4. Tornado outbreak causes multiple deaths & damage in Alabama & Georgia
    The most deadly tornado outbreak since 2014 has struck the United States, causing over 23 deaths and severe damage across parts of Alabama and Georgia.
  5. ABR Re now one of Chubb’s largest reinsurance capacity sources
    U.S. primary insurer Chubb continues to position its total-return and third-party capitalised reinsurance joint-venture at the heart of its risk capital requirements, adding efficiency to its operations as a result.
  6. PIMCO hires Manghnani & Prado in ILS Business build-out
    Asset management giant PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company LLC) has hired two experienced reinsurance and ILS professionals as it continues the build-out of its recently formed ILS Business.
  7. Headline numbers from renewal rates “quite deceiving”, Leadenhall’s Albertini
    Insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager, Leadenhall Capital Partners witnessed divergent rate behaviour at 1/1, resulting in a “deceiving” January 2019 renewals period, according to the firm’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Luca Albertini.
  8. Optimism persists on Florida renewal pricing, despite FHCF increases
    Reinsurance and ILS markets remain optimistic on the potential for relatively significant price increases at the next Florida renewals in June, despite the fact some insurers are increasing their FHCF participation rates.
  9. Hannover Re gives Silke Sehm board responsibility for ILS business
    German reinsurance giant Hannover Re has appointed long-time employee Silke Sehm to its board, giving her responsibility for oversight of its insurance-linked securities (ILS) business.
  10. Sidecar helps drive more competitive reinsurance pricing: Gartzke, Liberty Mutual
    Accessing the capital markets for reinsurance capacity through its quota share sidecar helps Liberty Mutual drive more competitive pricing and provides a source of capacity for growing businesses, according to Arno Gartzke.

This is not every article published on Artemis during the last week, just the most popular, some of which were published over a week ago. There were 32 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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