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Best of Artemis, week ending 22nd August 2021


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 22nd August 2021, 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.

Ten most read articles on, week ending 22nd August 2021:

  1. BlackRock launches ESG fund with cat bonds a targeted asset
    Investor demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) appropriate investment opportunities and asset classes is expected to become a key driver for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market going forwards and a new fund launch from giant asset manager BlackRock only serves to reinforce this belief.
  2. Hurricane Henri loss could be billions, but significant ILS fund impact unlikely: Twelve
    Specialist catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance investment manager Twelve Capital has said that hurricane Henri, which is heading for the US northeast states, is not expected to cause a significant impact to its ILS funds.
  3. Not all investors are shifting to cat bonds, some move the other way
    While catastrophe bonds have proven extremely attractive over the last year and a half and there has been an evident shift in some investor allocations to these more liquid insurance-linked securities (ILS), it is important to provide some context and explain that some investors are also shifting the other way.
  4. Strong reinsurance capital. Disciplined providers. What’s next?
    Global reinsurance capital, from across traditional and alternative sources such as the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, is particularly strong at this time, but rating agency Fitch explained in a new report that providers of it remain disciplined in their deployment of it.
  5. Artemis Bermuda ILS Executive Roundtable 2021
    Despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on travel and face-to-face meetings, Bermuda attracted a significant amount of startup capital in 2020, ahead of expected reinsurance market firming.
  6. Willis Towers Watson names Carl Hess as next CEO
    Willis Towers Watson (WTW), the global risk, insurance, reinsurance and investment brokerage and advisory, has named Carl Hess as its next CEO and President, to succeed the retiring John Haley.
  7. Germany flood loss said €5.7bn by BAFIN, with €1bn reinsured
    Expectations for insurance and reinsurance market losses from the July flood disaster in Germany are rising, with regulator BAFIN estimating the toll at €5.7 billion, around €1 billion of which it expects will fall to reinsurance firms from the country.
  8. Hudson Structured (HSCM) names three new Partners, promotes others
    Hudson Structured Capital Management (HSCM), the reinsurance, insurtech, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and transportation focused investment manager, has promoted three of its senior staff to become new Partners in the firm.
  9. Haiti to get $40m as earthquake triggers CCRIF parametric insurance
    The Government of Haiti will receive a payout of roughly US $40 million after its CCRIF parametric insurance policy was triggered by the devastating earthquake that struck the country on August 14th, with $15 million to be delivered within 7 days of the event.
  10. AJG gets “fundamentally profitable” analytics & ILS with Willis Re: KBW
    In commenting on the news that Arthur J. Gallagher (Gallagher) has agreed to acquire the majority of reinsurance broker Willis Re, analysts at KBW highlighted the immediately profitable additions of specialist service units covering analytics and insurance-linked securities (ILS).

This is not every article published on Artemis during the last week, just the most popular among our readers over the last seven days. There were 31 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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