Best of Artemis, week ending 20th May 2012


At this time of the year the attention of the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market will turn to the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season which begins in 10 days time. There are still two cat bond deals being marketed, both of which should close towards the end of this month. Long Point Re III Ltd. and Residential Reinsurance 2012 Ltd. should both prove popular with investors due to their structures and opportunities for diversification. Here are the ten articles which received the most views during the last seven days on Artemis.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 20th May 2012:

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  1. Juniperus Capital adds Chris McKeown as new CEO, announces rebranding
    A new CEO is announced at Bermuda ILS manager Juniperus Capital. They also announced that they plan to rebrand the firm with a new name and identity in the next few weeks.
  2. Dispute over reporting stations leads to weather insurance lawsuit
    A dispute over a weather insurance contract shows the need for diligence and transparency in contract terms.
  3. Capital market shows significant and growing appetite for catastrophe risk: Guy Carpenter
    Broker Guy Carpenter says that the capital market continues to show growing interest for investments in catastrophe risks.
  4. More details on Travelers Long Point Re III catastrophe bond
    We updated our readers with further details on the structure of Travelers latest Long Point Re III Ltd. catastrophe bond.
  5. Renaissance Re loses out due to warmer than average winter
    Renaissance Re’s weather and energy risk division loses money due to the warmer than average winter in the U.S. and Europe.
  6. USAA target $200m with Residential Reinsurance 2012 Ltd. catastrophe bond
    We revealed the targeted size of USAA’s latest Residential Re 2012 cat bond.
  7. Leadenhall Capital adds new hire, targets growth in assets
    London based ILS manager Leadenhall Capital grows their team with a new hire and is now out to grow the amount of assets under its management.
  8. SCOR extends natural catastrophe contingent capital facility
    French reinsurer SCOR have extended their natural catastrophe contingent capital facility, doubling it to $150m.
  9. Catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding could grow to $16 billion by end of 2012
    The overall size of the cat bond and ILS market stands a good chance of growing this year and some suggest $16 billion could be the size that is achievable.
  10. CEA approved to issue $300m more in catastrophe bonds during 2012
    The California Earthquake Authority have approved the issuance of another $300m of cat bonds this year if the market conditions and pricing are right.
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