Best of Artemis, week ending 13th October 2019

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Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 13th October 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 updatesor get our email alerts for every article we publish.

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Ten most read articles on Artemis.bm, week ending 13th October 2019:

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  1. Munich Re moves up the chain for GWP with Next Insurance investment
    Major reinsurance companies are increasingly going as direct as they can to source growth in gross written premiums from as close to the customer as they can, with Munich Re’s $250 million investment in insurtech Next Insurance the latest example.
  2. Hagibis to add “enormous complication” so soon after Faxai: RenRe CEO O’Donnell
    Japanese typhoon Hagibis will add “enormous complication” in allocating and finalising losses, while claims processes in Japan have likely not moved on since last year’s Jebi and its significant loss creep, according to the CEO of reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe.
  3. Dorian dents August ILS fund returns, shows reserving policies vary
    As expected, the mark-to-market impacts to catastrophe bond valuations right at the end of August caused by hurricane Dorian has driven the overall average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS), cat bond and collateralized reinsurance funds for August much lower.
  4. Tremor launches V2.0 marketplace with enhanced quoting, analytics, broker tools
    Tremor Technologies, Inc., the programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace provider, has launched a Version 2.0 of its technology, with enhanced and more sophisticated quoting features, new analytics and broker tools to help them manage client relationships.
  5. U.S. Treasury continues exploring terror cat bonds for risk sharing
    The United States Treasury continues to explore its options for terrorism risk sharing with private markets, with terrorism catastrophe bonds once again under discussion at committee level.
  6. World Bank looks at new cat bond risks, including cyber, famine, migration
    The World Bank continues to explore ways it can expand the range of risks and perils that its member countries can hedge using risk transfer structures including catastrophe bonds.
  7. Cat bond rates declined in Q3, but ILS still a hard market: Lane Financial
    Catastrophe bond and ILS rates-on-line, as measured by a synthetic Index, declined by 7% in the third-quarter of 2019, falling back to levels seen at the beginning of the year, but at the same time ILS remains in hard market territory, the latest data from Lane Financial LLC shows.
  8. Big four reinsurers may exceed Q3 catastrophe budgets on Faxai
    Typhoon Faxai’s impacts on the global insurance and reinsurance industry is expected to push the big four reinsurers beyond their quarterly natural catastrophe budgets for the third-quarter, with Swiss Re anticipated to take the largest hit given its market share in Japan.
  9. AXIS says Q3 cat losses up to $175m, much higher than analyst estimates
    AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced a preliminary estimate that its third-quarter 2019 catastrophe losses from events including hurricane Dorian and Japanese typhoons will total from $150 million to as much as $175 million, net of recoveries from reinsurance and retrocession.
  10. ILS integral to the business, brings capital to big problems: RenRe CEO O’Donnell
    Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are integral to the business of insurance and reinsurance and an ideal solution for bringing capital to the big problems facing society, according to RenaissanceRe CEO Kevin O’Donnell.

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 31 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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