Best of Artemis, week ending 14th July 2019

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Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 14th July 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.

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Ten most read articles on Artemis.bm, week ending 14th July 2019:

  1. Jebi creep impacts ongoing, as loss threatens fresh reinsurance layers
    The impacts to reinsurance and ILS players from the typhoon Jebi losses in Japan may still have a little further to run, as the escalation of the industry loss has hit fresh layers in reinsurance programs, we’ve learned.
  2. Some syndicates at Lloyd’s said more cat exposed after renewals
    A number of syndicates operating at Lloyd’s have stepped up at the renewals of Florida catastrophe reinsurance to increase their share of program layers and ramp up line sizes, all at a time when the Corporation itself is maintaining a focus on minimising or moderating cat exposure across its marketplace members.
  3. California quakes immaterial to reinsurance, but not baked into valuations
    California has been hit by a series of earthquakes with the two largest being the magnitude 6.4 quake that struck on Thursday and a more significant magnitude 7.1 on Friday, both of which struck the Ridgecrest City area of the state.
  4. SCOR due $26m as 2017 hurricanes trigger Atlas IX 2015-1 cat bond
    Global reinsurance firm SCOR is set to receive an almost $26 million payout after its aggregated losses from the 2017 hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria triggered its $150 million Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2015-1) catastrophe bond.
  5. Education, experience key to developing Asia’s ILS market: ILS Asia 2019 speakers
    Artemis held its fourth annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Singapore last week. ILS Asia 2019 saw 180 attendees from across the globe converge on the country, to hear insightful discussions on the state of ILS in Asia.
  6. Cat bond rates up 7% in last quarter, ILS hard market persists: Lane Financial
    Catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) premium rates-on-line remained in hard market territory right through the second-quarter of 2019, with the synthetic rate-on-line index calculated by consultancy Lane Financial LLC rising further.
  7. Hudson Structured reinsurance assets hit $1.7bn, firm-wide assets now $2bn+
    Hudson Structured, the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and transportation focused investment manager, has continued to attract new investor capital in 2019, now reaching $1.7 billion of reinsurance and ILS in committed capital and assets under management.
  8. Arch Re hires Ed Jordan (ex-TMR) as Portfolio Manager
    Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance specialist Arch Capital Group has hired Ed Jordan, who previously worked at Tokio Millennium Re with a focus on alternative capital, to the role of Portfolio Manager at its reinsurer Arch Re.
  9. ILS has beneficial impact on society & quality of life: John Seo, Fermat Capital Management
    Underpinned by innovative catastrophe bond transactions and increased awareness and understanding of sustainable and ethical investing, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space is more than just a portfolio-enhancing asset class.
  10. Hiscox adds $40m to Jebi & Michael reserves, sees retro opportunities
    Insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox has issued a trading update to warn of a hit to first-half profit due to a $40 million strengthening of its typhoon Jebi, hurricane Michael and risk excess book reserves.

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 30 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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