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Best of Artemis, week ending 21st July 2019


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 21st July 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 read articles on, week ending 21st July 2019:

  1. Climate risk transfer an opportunity for product design innovation: Greg Lowe, Aon
    The growing pressure on corporations to take greater responsibility for the climate related risks and exposures they carry could present an opportunity for insurance and reinsurance market participants to demonstrate innovation in product design, according to Aon’s Greg Lowe.
  2. Singapore to refine ILS infrastructure to support innovation: Gillian Tan, MAS
    Singapore is acutely aware that it needs to continue to innovate if it is to achieve its goal of becoming a key insurance-linked securities (ILS) hub for the Asia region, as well as to support the widest range of ILS transactions possible.
  3. Richard Lowther to move on from Hiscox ILS
    Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd. said today that Chief Operating Officer and Managing Principal Richard Lowther is moving on from the firm.
  4. Markel puts lawsuits from ex-CATCo CEO’s Belisle & Fredricks behind it
    Markel Corporation has reached the point where it can put the two lawsuits from the ex-CEO’s of its Markel CATCo Investment Management unit behind it, having agreed terms to settle or close the cases.
  5. Schroders acquires full ownership of Secquaero, increases stake to 100%
    Global asset management group Schroders has taken its ownership stake in Swiss ILS & reinsurance investments specialist Secquaero Advisors AG to 100%.
  6. Vida Capital, ILS manager Merion Square’s JV partner, to be acquired
    Vida Capital, Inc., an alternative asset manager focused on non-correlating investment classes and a joint-venture partner in insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset manager Merion Square Capital LLC, is being acquired.
  7. Carmilani takes growth & collaboration role at Fairfax, Iglesias named AWAC CEO
    Scott Carmilani is moving into a newly created role at Fairfax Insurance Group to focus on growth and collaboration opportunities across insurance and reinsurance, stepping down from his previous position as CEO of Allied World.
  8. Hudson Structured leads investment round for insurtech RiskGenius
    Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (doing its insurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda), the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and transportation focused investment manager, led a Series B funding round for insurtech Risk Genius.
  9. Highly bespoke, private deals the future of life ILS: Luca Tres, Securis
    The ongoing transformation of the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector is driving a shift towards more private, highly customised deal structures designed to provide investors with a truly decorrelated, attractive investment, says Luca Tres, Head of Life at Securis Investment Partners LLP.
  10. B3i say catastrophe XOL reinsurance system to launch this month
    B3i, the insurance and reinsurance industry initiative that aims to create standardised systems for transacting in reinsurance using a distributed ledger, says that its catastrophe excess-of-loss (XOL) reinsurance placement system is finally ready to be released.

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 32 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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