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Best of Artemis, week ending 16th February 2014


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 16th February 2014, on catastrophe bonds, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics, from the last seven days on Artemis. To ensure you never miss a thing  subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 16th February 2014:

  1. Alternative capital a growing piece of Aon’s reinsurance broking
    We regularly look at how capital markets and use of alternative or third-party reinsurance capital is growing at reinsurance firms, but as the ILS market grows and reinsurance convergence with capital markets accelerates, brokers are profiting too.
  2. Alternative reinsurance capital more disciplined than you think
    Discussion on the topic of alternative reinsurance capital providers and insurance-linked securities managers level of discipline has been rife in recent months, but they are more disciplined than you think according to XL Group CEO Michael McGavick.
  3. Catlin sets up new third-party capital reinsurance sidecar vehicle
    Catlin, a global specialty property casualty insurance and reinsurance firm with a strong base at the Lloyd’s market in London, has launched a new collateralized reinsurance sidecar type vehicle, funded by third-parties, for the 2014 underwriting year.
  4. Nephila Capital’s Syndicate 2357 capacity lifted to $72.5m for 2014
    Lloyd’s of London Syndicate 2357, the first syndicate to enter the Lloyd’s reinsurance market backed by an insurance-linked securities player , Nephila Capital, has an increased capacity of $72.5m for 2014, according to a report by economists at Moody’s Analytics.
  5. Queen Street II & III cat bonds downgraded on risk of principal loss
    Two Queen Street catastrophe bond transactions, sponsored by reinsurance firm Munich Re, have been downgraded by S&P over a heightened risk that investors will not receive back 100% of the outstanding principal amount at maturity.
  6. Praedicat launches CoMeta for casualty risk analytics
    An innovative new risk modelling tool has launched this morning which could help to increase transparency and understanding when modelling casualty risks for insurers, reinsurers and insurance-linked securities (ILS).
  7. Everest Re appreciated its reinsurance sidecar in 2013
    Bermuda reinsurance firm Everest Re appreciated its largely third-party capital funded fully-collateralized reinsurance sidecar Mt. Logan Re during 2013, as the vehicle helped the reinsurer to write larger lines while better serving its clients.
  8. Queen Street IX Re catastrophe bond launched for Munich Re
    The world’s biggest reinsurance firm Munich Re is sponsoring Queen Street IX Re Limited, the second catastrophe bond the reinsurer has pitched to capital market investors which includes the diversifying peril of Australian cyclone risk.
  9. No gloomy outlook at Lancashire despite softening reinsurance market
    Global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products Lancashire Holdings is not feeling gloomy, despite the softening reinsurance market and impact of alternative capital, finding much to be positive about in its latest results announced this morning.
  10. RMS announces new catastrophe risk views, launch date for RMS(one)
    Risk Management Solutions (RMS) has announced the release of new views of risk for its U.S. and Canada Severe Convective Storm (SCS) and China Typhoon models as well as a launch date for its new exposure and risk-management platform, RMS (one).

This is by no means every article published on Artemis during the last week, just the most popular, some of which were published more than a week ago. There were 19 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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