Best of Artemis, week ending 22nd April 2018


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 22nd April 2018, 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 viewed articles on, week ending 22nd April 2018:

  1. Further growth expected in 2018 as alternative capital hits $89bn: Aon Benfield
    Analysis from global reinsurance broker Aon Benfield shows that alternative reinsurance capital growth again outpaced traditional market expansion in 2017, underlining its growing influence in the market.

  2. “Significantly” above average 2018 hurricane season forecast by NC State
    The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to feature significantly above long-term average levels of activity by researchers from North Carolina State University, who suggest that as many as 18 named tropical storms and hurricanes could form this year.

  3. Stone Ridge expands investment in Lloyd’s corporate vehicle
    Alternative risk premia focused mutual fund manager Stone Ridge Asset Management has expanded its investment in a Lloyd’s corporate vehicle in recent months, reflecting an increasing ambition from the manager to access reinsurance linked returns through the key specialty re/insurance hub in London.

  4. Primary U.S. property rate rises bode well for value chain disruptors
    The direction of insurance and reinsurance rates is a constant source of discussion and it’s beginning to seem that those ILS funds and reinsurers who look to shorten the risk-to-capital value-chain may benefit most, as rates are still rising in primary property underwriting business.

  5. Leadenhall sources more risk through MS Amlin syndicate at Lloyd’s
    London-headquartered specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP sourced more risk from the Lloyd’s market thanks to its relationship with MS Amlin in 2017.

  6. AXIS Re hires Megan Thomas from AIG as new CUO
    AXIS Re, the global reinsurance business unit of AXIS Capital Holdings, has named Megan Thomas, previously of AIG, as its new Chief Underwriting Officer.

  7. ILS advance continues, investor appetite not hit by losses: Willis Re
    The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has continued its advance on global reinsurance markets, with no sign that there has been any impact to investor appetite following the major catastrophe losses of 2017, according to broker Willis Re.

  8. Fidus Re Ltd., the first ever financial guarantee ILS deal targets $100m
    In 2018 we see the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market expanding further into new classes of risk, as evidenced by the emergence of a new transaction named Fidus Re Ltd. (Series 2018-1) which is a vehicle for transferring financial guarantee insurance risks to the capital markets.

  9. Citizens returns with $200m Everglades Re II 2018-1 cat bond
    Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. returns to the capital markets for additional reinsurance with another catastrophe bond in the Everglades Re series of transactions, Everglades Re II Ltd. (Series 2018-1).

  10. Arch returns with largest Bellemeade Re mortgage ILS to-date
    Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group Arch Capital has returned to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market to source collateralized reinsurance for its mortgage insurance book, with its largest mortgage ILS transaction to-date, a $374.5 million Bellemeade Re 2018-1 Ltd. deal.

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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