Best of Artemis, week ending 16th June 2019


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 16th June 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 viewed articles on, week ending 16th June 2019:

  1. PIMCO ILS set-up continues, raises capital & registers reinsurer Newport Re
    PIMCO’s set-up of its insurance-linked securities (ILS) operations continues apace we can report, with infrastructure now in place including an ILS fund, into which capital has already been raised, as well as the registration of a reinsurance vehicle Newport Re Ltd.
  2. Singapore sees ILS as a tool for building catastrophe resilience: Deputy Prime Minister
    Singapore’s initiative to develop and market for insurance-linked securities (ILS) such as catastrophe bonds within the country is seen as part of a wider goal to help build resiliency against natural catastrophes in Asia, according to the country’s Deputy Prime Minister.
  3. Swiss Re returns to cat bond sponsorship with $100m Matterhorn Re deal
    Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has returned to the catastrophe bond market after a number of years’ hiatus, to sponsor a new $100 million Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2019-1) transaction to tap the capital markets to support its retrocession needs, we have learned.
  4. White Mountains investment in Elementum valued ILS manager at $183m
    White Mountains Insurance Group has revealed the cost of its investment into insurance and reinsurance linked asset manager Elementum Advisors, LLC, saying that the 30% stake was purchased for $55 million.
  5. Climate change threat seen as increasingly urgent by re/insurers: PwC report
    The threat posed to insurance and reinsurance markets by climate change is seen as increasingly urgent, as it drives some in the industry to believe risks could become uninsurable, while others highlight that the uncertainty associated with this risk is breaking pricing models.
  6. $240bn of catastrophes in 2017/18 more impactful to alternative capital: Aon
    Insured natural catastrophe losses have aggregated to over $240 billion across the last two years and the way the losses hit and built up has ended up being more impactful to alternative capital than traditional reinsurance, Aon notes.
  7. ILS Asia 2019: With one month to go, who’s already joining us in Singapore?
    There is now only one month left until our next insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Singapore. ILS Asia 2019 is being held in Singapore on July 11th, so there isn’t long to secure your ticket before they sell out. Here are some details of who you can expect to meet at the event.
  8. Ebola outbreak crosses border, risk of pandemic cat bond triggering rises
    The risk that the World Bank’s pandemic catastrophe bond transaction triggers and makes a payout appears to have risen significantly, as the World Heath Organisation (WHO) reports that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has now spread across the border to Uganda.
  9. Reinsurance well-capitalised despite lack of ILS inflows, retro not so much
    The global reinsurance sector remains very well-capitalised as the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season begins and this is despite the fact the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market did not attract significant fresh inflows, according to Moody’s.
  10. Munich area hail storm to drive hundreds of millions in losses: Actuaries
    The Munich area of Germany was hit by a severe storm on Monday this week, resulting in torrential rain, strong winds and hail stones the size of golf balls and larger, which is expected to leave a financial impact to the insurance and reinsurance sector of hundreds of millions of Euros.

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 26 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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