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Best of Artemis, week ending 23rd February 2014


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 23rd February 2014, on catastrophe bonds, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics, from the last seven days on Artemis. To ensure you never miss a thing  subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 23rd February 2014:

  1. Euro windstorms, UK floods add up to meaningful insurance losses
    The procession of severe European windstorms continues to impact the UK and northern Europe, while severe flooding across the UK and northern France worsens, with financial losses for the insurance and reinsurance industry now rising fast.
  2. Gator Re Ltd. catastrophe bond launches for first-time sponsor
    A catastrophe bond transaction, named Gator Re Ltd., has launched on behalf of sponsoring insurer American Strategic Insurance Group as it seeks to tap the capital markets for a source of reinsurance protection  through a cat bond for the first time.
  3. Third-party capital’s impact on casualty reinsurance market growing
    The impact of third-party capital, from capital market investors, on the reinsurance market has largely been contained to property catastrophe risks to date, but its influence has widened and its impact on the casualty reinsurance market is growing.
  4. Pine River raising capital for reinsurer Pine River Re Ltd.
    Interesting news from Bloomberg, reporting last week that hedge fund and institutional asset manager Pine River Capital Management is actively seeking to raise up to $750m for the launch of its own reinsurance firm, Pine River Re Ltd.
  5. Reinsurance pricing down, but still attractive. Pressure felt: Swiss Re
    Swiss Re is the latest of the large, global reinsurance firms to report its results and, similarly to competitors Munich Re, Hannover Re, the reinsurer reported pricing down but still attractive at the January renewals.
  6. Kizuna Re II Ltd. Japan quake cat bond launched for Tokio Marine
    Japanese insurance group Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire is returning to the capital markets for reinsurance protection with the launch of Kizuna Re II Ltd. the latest catastrophe bond transaction to be sponsored by the firm.
  7. AXIS raises third-party reinsurance capital for AXIS Re Ventures unit
    Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance group AXIS Capital Holdings started raising capital for its new third-party reinsurance capital management unit, AXIS Re Ventures, last year but the unit began operating on 1st January 2014.
  8. Hyaline Re the latest hedge fund backed reinsurer planning launch
    Equity investment manager Hyaline Capital Management will soon be launching its own reinsurance firm, Hyaline Re Ltd., becoming the latest hedge fund style reinsurer to launch this year and a new addition to the Multi-Strat Re Ltd. platform.
  9. Hedge funds to see strong institutional inflows, good for ILS funds
    Institutional investors perception of hedge funds appears to be maturing, according to research from investment bank Deutsche Bank, with investors increasingly appreciating hedge funds as just one piece of a portfolio approach to asset management.
  10. Investor demand for catastrophe bonds remains high in January
    Demand for catastrophe bonds from capital markets investors and specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers remained strong in January, with both primary issued catastrophe bonds and secondary traded bonds seeing high demand.

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 23 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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