Best of Artemis, week ending 20th August 2017


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 20th August 2017, 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.

Ten most viewed articles on, week ending 20th August 2017:

  1. ILS & parametric triggers could support forecast-based social action
    Social protection and relief systems are increasingly looking to respond more rapidly to the impacts of weather or natural catastrophes, with forecast-based action an area of innovation being explored. But, for these systems to scale-up, financing is required, with which the ILS market and parametric triggers may be able to assist.

  2. Nephila supports $206m World Bank Philippine cat swap transaction
    The largest insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe and weather risk focused investment manager Nephila Capital has helped to support the World Bank’s recent $206 million catastrophe swap transaction for the Philippines.

  3. Cyber Original Risk: How Do We Bring It to Market?
    Cyber risk is the talk of the town, in insurance, reinsurance and often insurance-linked securities (ILS) circles, as it represents an emerging line of business that could bring significant volumes of new risk to market, according to Tom Johansmeyer, Assistant Vice President, PCS Strategy & Development at ISO.

  4. How long can “little better than break-even” be sustained?
    Just how long can an industry continue to operate in a traditional manner while the performance of its main revenue stream is described as “little better than break-even”? This question leaps to mind when reading the latest reinsurance report from Fitch Ratings.

  5. Bermuda reinsurance strategy shift: primary rises, retention falls
    Bermudian reinsurance firms are increasingly becoming insurance firms, as the significant shift in underwriting portfolios of major players based on the island continues. Alongside a shift to primary business the Bermudian re/insurers are also retaining less risk, as they make use of market conditions and alternative capital to better manage their exposures.

  6. Catastrophe exposure rising, as soft reinsurance market bites: S&P
    The effects of the softening reinsurance market are increasingly becoming evident and rating agency Standard & Poor’s highlights that reinsurers stand to suffer much greater earnings volatility as their performance becomes more sensitive to large catastrophe loss events.

  7. Artemis ILS Asia 2017 – post-conference report
    Welcome to the Artemis ILS Asia 2017 post conference report, which offers an insight into some of the discussions that took place between speakers and attendees during Artemis’ second insurance-linked securities (ILS) event in the Asia Pacific region.

  8. Further shutdown plans for Jubilee oil field FPSO could escalate loss
    While remediation efforts for the damaged turret on the Kwame Nkrumah FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) operating on the Jubilee oil field, Ghana are well underway and progress being made, this work will mean a further shutdown of production that could escalate insurance and ultimately reinsurance costs.

  9. World Bank lists Mexican & pandemic cat bonds in Luxembourg
    The World Bank has listed the latest catastrophe bond notes it has issued lately on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, with the most recently completed cat bond for Mexico becoming the first property catastrophe bond to list in the country, while the previous issuance of pandemic bonds were also a listing first.

  10. JLT Re adds new Bermuda partner to focus on ILW broking
    Reinsurance brokerage JLT Re has announced the addition of a new Partner in its Bermuda office. Nicolas Bardon joins the firm with a reinsurance, banking and finance background and will work closely with the JLT Re industry loss warranty (ILW) broking team.

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 25 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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