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Best of Artemis, week ending 19th June 2016


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 19th June 2016, 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.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 19th June 2016:

  1. Nephila & Allianz work on blockchain catastrophe risk trading
    The world’s largest insurance linked investment manager Nephila Capital and insurance giant Allianz are working together on blockchain technology for catastrophe risk trading, betting on the ability of insurance technology (insurtech) to make underwriting and investing in catastrophe risk more efficient.

  2. Global Parametrics to bring third-party capital to disaster risk transfer
    The world of disaster risk transfer and financing for the developing world and development communities is getting increasingly interesting and relevant to the ILS world, with the latest news being the imminent launch of Global Parametrics, a parametric risk transfer provider backed by a third-party capitalised risk fund.

  3. $200bn event needed to hit reinsurance & ILS capital levels: Macquarie
    Total reinsurance capital grew again at the end of 2015 as the lack of large loss events, growth of third-party capital and ILS resulted in an abundance of reinsurance capacity, meaning a $200 billion loss event may be required for any significant impact on rates to materialise, according to analysts at Macquarie.

  4. FHCF in $1bn renewal, at lower attachment & ILS takes a little less
    The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF) has completed a $1 billion renewal of its private reinsurance cover, the second year the fund has looked to private sources of traditional and third-party risk capital to offload the risk of severe a hurricane season.

  5. Low cost, abundant reinsurance lets insurers arbitrage: S&P
    The low-cost and abundance of reinsurance capital, both from traditional and alternative or third-party sources, is enabling some insurers to play the reinsurance arbitrage game, as they exploit price disparities with direct insurance, according to S&P.

  6. ILS “shouldn’t be fighting over a static pie,” – Cory Anger, Guy Carpenter
    Despite impressive growth and increased maturity of the ILS market in recent times Cory Anger of GC Securities, feels that in order to mitigate the intensely competitive catastrophe re/insurance markets, alternative reinsurance capital products must expand and broaden their reach.

  7. Further changes ahead for already “unrecognizable” reinsurance market
    Fundamental changes to the requirements and abilities of reinsurers has created an industry that’s unrecognizable from previous years, and with rapid change expected to continue and additional re/insurance consolidation predicted, reinsurance brokers have suggested further sector transformation.

  8. Zurich exploring further operational risk cat bonds for banks: Report
    Insurance giant Zurich is considering leveraging the capital markets and ILS investors as a way to offload more bank related operational risk, in similar arrangements to the recently completed Operational Re Ltd. deal for investment bank Credit Suisse.

  9. “Doing the right things” might not be enough for reinsurers: A.M. Best
    Global financial services ratings agency A.M. Best has delivered a stark warning to reinsurers, stating that in the current softening landscape, comprehensive strategies and discipline might not be enough for some to endure further challenges.

  10. UK ILS legislation can help London market support resilience: LMG CEO
    The impending release of new insurance-linked securities (ILS) legislation by the UK government could help the London insurance and reinsurance market take on a more active role in creating products to support resilience in developing markets, according to the LMG’s CEO.

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 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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