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Top ten most viewed articles on Artemis.bm, week ending 23rd December 2012:
- Reinsurance broker Holborn puts Sandy industry loss estimate at $30 billion
The estimates of re/insurance industry losses from hurricane and superstorm Sandy continue to rise with the latest, and largest to date, loss estimate coming from independent reinsurance broker Holborn.
- Cat bond and ILS spreads are approaching historic lows: Swiss Re
Spreads of new cat bond transactions have been tightening throughout 2012 and this is a trend that reinsurer Swiss Re said would likely continue into 2013 at their recent insurance-linked securities (ILS) media event at their London offices.
- Cat bond market can expand with new perils and regions: Swiss Re
At their recent media event Swiss Re seemed confident regarding the cat bond and ILS markets ability to expand, with new perils and new regions of the world offering the market a chance to grow.
- Munich Re reinsures £400m of longevity risk for Pension Corp
The world’s largest reinsurer Munich Re has entered into an agreement with pension risk transfer specialist Pension Insurance Corporation which will see Munich Re take on £400m (approximately $650m) of longevity risk from the insurer.
- Allied World to acquire minority stake in Aeolus Capital Management
More signs of the current attraction that third-party capital has for re/insurers in the news this morning as re/insurance group Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced its plans to grow its Allied World Financial Services platform by acquiring a minority stake in Aeolus Capital Management Ltd.
- Alterra increases New Point V sidecar capitalisation to $247 million
Bermuda based re/insurance group Alterra Capital Holdings has announced an increase in their total capital committed to their New Point V Limited fully collateralized reinsurance sidecar vehicle to $247m.
- Capital markets should gain further market share in reinsurance: Swiss Re
Alternative reinsurance tools which enable transformation of risk to capital market interests should continue to gain market share, but will likely remain a niche product, within the global reinsurance market.
- Cat bond pricing suggests Chubb’s East Lane Re IV is safe from Sandy loss
Secondary market cat bond pricing appears to show that investors believe that the Class B tranche of notes issued by Chubb’s East Lane Re IV Ltd. catastrophe bond vehicle are safe from any Sandy triggered loss.
- DCG Iris to issue 11m new shares taking fund to over £51m
Dexion Capital is moving forwards with their plans to raise additional funds for the DCG Iris Ltd. insurance-linked security fund with the publication of a new prospectus and notification of their intention to list 11.025m additional shares valued at £1 each.
- Vega Capital 2010-1 reserve account increases, Sandy the only potential negative
The Vega Capital Ltd. Series 2010-1 catastrophe bond transaction which was issued on behalf of sponsoring reinsurer Swiss Re in December 2010 has again been said to have an increasingly positive outlook by ratings agency Moody’s.
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