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Best of Artemis, week ending 17th May 2020


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 17th May 2020, 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.

Ten most read articles on, week ending 17th May 2020:

  1. U.S. Treasury opposed to forcing of retroactive COVID-19 BI claims
    The United States Treasury has shown in a letter that it is opposed to legislative moves that could force retroactive business interruption claims related to the Covid-19 pandemic onto the insurance and reinsurance industry.
  2. ILS fund underwriters down pens on Florida renewals
    We’re told that underwriters from some of the biggest insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers have effectively “downed pens” on the Florida reinsurance renewals, in reaction to the pricing and terms on offer.
  3. PartnerRe sale to Covéa called off, as Covid-19 renegotiations fail
    The sale of global reinsurance company PartnerRe to French insurance group Covéa has been called off, after attempted renegotiations over the price with seller EXOR in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic failed to find an agreement.
  4. Accelerate reinsurance calendar, says Willis Re. But is it time to throw it away?
    Broker Willis Re has called on its clients and their counterparties to “accelerate the reinsurance calendar” as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to avoid any undue delays.
  5. Substantial amounts of collateral to be trapped at year-end: RenRe CEO
    Renaissance Re, the Bermuda-based reinsurance underwriter and manager of increasing amounts of third-party capital, believes that Covid-19 uncertainty means “substantial amounts of collateral will be trapped” at the end of 2020, the firms CEO Kevin O’Donnell has said.
  6. PGGM added an ILS relationship with PartnerRe in 2019
    PGGM, the Dutch pension fund administrator and investment manager and the largest single source of assets in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, added a relationship with global reinsurance firm PartnerRe in 2019, as it expanded its ILS partner roster to ten.
  7. Lloyd’s estimates non-life pandemic industry loss at $107bn
    Lloyd’s of London, the specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace, has estimated that the non-life insurance industry faces as much as $107 billion of losses from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic to the 2020 underwriting year alone.
  8. Catastrophe bond & related ILS issuance hits $6.1bn already in 2020
    Catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) market activity remains buoyant despite the impacts seen from the Covid-19 pandemic, with primary issuance already reaching $6.1 billion in 2020, according to Artemis’ Deal Directory data.
  9. Consensus emerging on $30bn to $100bn Covid-19 industry loss: Willis Re
    There is an early consensus emerging on the size of the insurance and reinsurance industry loss from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, with the broad range now focused on being $30 billion to as much as $100 billion, according to broker Willis Re.
  10. Pandemic-induced market dynamics could result in Class of 2020: Brad Adderley, Appleby
    Current insurance and reinsurance market dynamics suggest that it could be an opportune time for startups to enter the property/casualty market, according to Brad Adderley, Partner at Appleby, Bermuda.

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 36 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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