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Best of Artemis, week ending 10th November 2013


Here are the top ten articles as viewed by our readers week ending 10th November 2013. As always, you can read every market news story and article here on the Artemis news blog, subscribe to our weekly email newsletter updates and for your convenience here are the ten most popular news articles from the last seven days on Artemis.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 10th November 2013:

  1. First Longevity Experience Option to be traded by Deutsche Bank by year-end
    As it attempts to kick-start a liquid market in longevity risk, Deutsche Bank is set to perform the first trade of a new longevity risk transfer instrument, which it calls the Longevity Experience Option (LEO), by the end of this year according to a report.
  2. What if a Super Typhoon Haiyan hit Miami?
    As we approach the last weeks of a relatively benign Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends 30th November, we shift our thoughts across the world to the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
  3. Hiscox planning ‘a number of collateralised reinsurance funds’ for 2014
    As Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox continues to grow its use of third-party reinsurance capital and insurance-linked securities it is planning to launch a number of collateralised reinsurance funds in 2014.
  4. Alternative capital creates opportunities on both sides for Montpelier Re
    At Bermudian reinsurance firm Montpelier Re the impact of third-party reinsurance capital and alternative structures, such as catastrophe bonds and ILS, creates opportunities on both sides of the market, according to comments from senior executives.
  5. Alternative capital boosts Asia Pacific catastrophe reinsurance capacity
    As reinsurance industry executives met in Singapore last week for the 12th International Reinsurance Conference, a report published by reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter shows that both supply and demand for catastrophe reinsurance in the Asia Pacific region are at a high.
  6. Reinsurers: Impact of alternative capital moderate, not fundamental
    As the world’s largest reinsurers announce third-quarter results, which saw both Munich Re and Swiss Re’s Q3 net profits fall, the two global reinsurers stated that the impact of insurance-linked securities (ILS) on their business was ‘only moderate’ and ‘not fundamental’.
  7. The first Scandinavian ILS & cat bond fund manager?
    We could soon see the launch of the first Scandinavian based insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond fund manager, if the efforts of a Swedish manager and his team are successful.
  8. Lancashire to avoid the competition with collateralized Kinesis offering
    With its Kinesis Capital Management unit, and its Kinesis Re collateralized reinsurance vehicle, Lancashire Holdings aims to offer a niche product which has unique features within the alternative reinsurance capital, collateralized reinsurance and ILS space.
  9. AIR: European windstorm Christian insured losses €1.5 billion to €2.3 billion
    Risk modelling firm AIR Worldwide has become the first of the risk modellers to provide an estimate for insured losses resulting from the recent European windstorm Christian. AIR gives an estimated range of insured losses of €1.5 billion to €2.3 billion.
  10. Competition in non-life reinsurance to be sustained: Hannover Re
    German reinsurance company Hannover Re said in its third-quarter results this morning that it expects the competitive climate in non-life reinsurance, largely property catastrophe business, is likely to be sustained as we move into 2014.

This is by no means every article published on Artemis during the last week, just the most popular among our readers. To ensure you always stay up to date with Artemis subscribe to our weekly email newsletter update.

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