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Best of Artemis, week ending 13th November 2016


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 13th November 2016, 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.

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Ten most viewed articles on, week ending 13th November 2016:

  1. Industry’s future lies between traditional reinsurance & ILS: John Charman
    The numerous challenges and hurdles facing global insurers and reinsurers suggests the market needs to evolve at a faster rate than it has historically, and the future of the industry lies somewhere between the traditional and alternative model, according to John Charman.

  2. SpaceX explosion satellite loss to cost insurers $196m
    According to a filing on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the insurance claim for the destruction of an Amos 6 satellite, owned by Israel based company Space Communications, will total $196 million, perhaps lower than some of the initial loss estimates.

  3. ILS community to shift towards rated balance-sheets: Validus’ Driscoll
    The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is expected to increasingly look to leverage a rated balance-sheet in the future, and in fact the ILS wave over recent years may only have served to highlight the benefits a rated balance-sheet can offer, according to company CEO’s at an event in Bermuda today.

  4. Universal buys risk-linked parametric catastrophe insurance cover
    Florida headquartered primary insurance company Universal Insurance Holdings has added an additional layer of protection against catastrophe losses, in the form of a risk-linked contract which appears to be parametric in nature.

  5. AXA France & RGA in €1.3bn longevity reinsurance swap transaction
    Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) has entered into a €1.3 billion longevity swap and reinsurance agreement with AXA France, a deal that covers over 15,000 annuitants.

  6. Alternative reinsurance capital grows fast, leaves “indelible footprint”: S&P
    Alternative reinsurance capital, in the form of collateralised products such as catastrophe bonds, industry loss warranties, sidecars and collateralised reinsurance contracts, is growing faster than traditional reinsurer capital and has made an “indelible footprint” in the market, says Standard & Poor’s.

  7. Further rate stabilisation in reinsurance expected at 1/1: Munich Re
    Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has said that the reinsurance industry remains challenging, but is anticipating the sector to trend towards stabilisation following reduced pressure on pricing and terms at recent renewals.

  8. U.S. Gov & Treasury Money Market Funds See Minimal Reform Impact
    In October 2016, the U.S. Money Market Fund (MMF) industry changed dramatically with new requirements for U.S. institutional prime and institutional municipal MMFs becoming effective. In our opinion however, thanks to a carve-out for U.S. government and Treasury funds, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets needn’t lose sleep over these changes.

  9. Reinsurers embrace various approaches to ILS participation: Aon Benfield
    Reinsurance companies are accessing a greater volume of alternative capital through actively managed vehicles, while the collateralized reinsurance, industry loss warranty (ILW) and quote share reinsurance sub-sectors highlight ongoing ILS market growth, according to Aon Benfield.

  10. John Whiley joins Markel CATCo as Chief Compliance Officer
    John Whiley, who was previously Head of ILS Administration at Prime Management Limited a division of SS&C GlobeOp, has joined reinsurance linked asset manager Markel CATCo as its new Chief Compliance Officer.

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 27 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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