Best of Artemis, week ending 15th April 2018


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 15th April 2018, 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 viewed articles on, week ending 15th April 2018:

  1. Fidus Re Ltd., the first ever financial guarantee ILS deal targets $100m
    In 2018 we see the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market expanding further into new classes of risk, as evidenced by the emergence of a new transaction named Fidus Re Ltd. (Series 2018-1) which is a vehicle for transferring financial guarantee insurance risks to the capital markets.

  2. First speakers announced for our ILS Asia 2018 conference
    Today we’re delighted to announce the first wave of speakers for the third installment of our annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Asia, ILS Asia 2018. The event will be held on July 12th 2018 at the Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore and early bird tickets are on sale now (grab yours today before they sell out).

  3. Chubb’s reinsurer ABR Re took more premiums and losses in 2017
    Primary insurance and reinsurance group Chubb Ltd. continued to make greater use of its total-return vehicle ABR Reinsurance Ltd. in 2017, with the amount of premiums ceded through to ABR Re up around 19%, while the vehicle also took a significant increase in losses from the hurricanes and other catastrophe events.

  4. Lower Irma estimate helped City National Rochdale ILS fund recover
    A lower than expected industry loss from hurricane Irma helped the industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund, the City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund (CNRLX), recover much of its wind ILW losses, as positions moved from being considered a loss to untouched.

  5. Climate resilience & green finance seen as UK ILS opportunities
    A report to the United Kingdom government from the Green Finance Taskforce urges it to consider placing catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other instruments such as resilience bonds under a green finance focus, as it looks to unlock private capital for managing climate risks.

  6. SCOR Investment Partners added €1bn in 2017, grew ILS strategies
    SCOR Investment Partners, the asset management division of the global reinsurance company, raised around €1 billion of assets from third-party institutional investors during 2017, some of which flowed into the insurance and reinsurance linked strategies (ILS) operated by the firm.

  7. Faster information flow would help ILS secondary trading efficiency
    Speaking at the recent SIFMA IRLS 2018 conference in Miami, insurance-linked securities (ILS) market participants and experts highlighted the benefit of increasing the speed of information flow to the market, something which could help the secondary market operate more efficiently when disaster strikes.

  8. CCRIF looks to scale up parametric protection, add new products
    The CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is ten years old this year and is it looks to the future the parametric insurance facility wants to better serve its members by scaling up the protection it offers, adding new products, and ultimately expanding the CCRIF risk pool.

  9. ILS market expansion to continue through 2018, Sidley predicts
    Global law firm Sidley Austin LLP (Sidley) is anticipating the continued expansion of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and alternative reinsurance mechanisms in the months ahead, as traditional players increasingly utilise the capital markets to their benefit.

  10. Insured disaster losses hit record $144bn in 2017: Swiss Re
    The insurance and reinsurance industry was on the hook for a record $144 billion of disaster losses in 2017, which was largely driven by natural catastrophe events and the three major U.S. hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria, which alone drove $92 billion of industry losses, according to Swiss Re.

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 21 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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