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Best of Artemis, week ending 23rd February 2020


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 23rd February 2020, 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 23rd February 2020:

  1. WTW “considering strategic alternatives” on Miller
    After news emerged that Willis Towers Watson could be looking to sell its stake in wholesale and London broking specialist Miller, the pair have confirmed that they are actively “considering strategic alternatives.”
  2. Japanese reinsurance renewal pricing could move +50% in April
    Rates and pricing at the upcoming April 1st 2020 renewals of Japanese reinsurance programs could see increases of roughly double the magnitude seen a year ago, with increases of 40% to 50% seen as possible in some loss impacted areas of the market, analysts at JMP Securities have said.
  3. This is the year for ILS to flex its muscles: Albertini at ILS NYC 2020
    2020 is the year when the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market should flex its muscles to ensure the robustness of its products for both cedents and investors, speakers at our recent New York ILS conference said.
  4. AXA buys more reinsurance to take the volatility out of XL
    Global insurance and reinsurance player AXA has secured new reinsurance arrangements for 2020, as it continues to work to lower volatility within its specialty commercial insurance and reinsurance division AXA XL, especially in terms of catastrophe exposures.
  5. Swiss Re reports P&C underwriting loss, as catastrophe growth continues
    Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re reported a higher Property & Casualty combined ratio for full-year 2019 than the prior year, as its P&C Re division fell to a technical underwriting loss on the back of major losses. But growth has continued, as the company expands further into catastrophe risks at the 2020 renewals.
  6. TransRe working to expand strategic capital relationships: Alleghany CEO Hicks
    TransRe, the reinsurance arm of Alleghany Corporation, is able to “punch above its weight” in the global reinsurancem market, thanks to its access to efficient third-party capital, Alleghany CEO Weston Hicks said.
  7. New ILS funds will be impressive in size: Adderley, Appleby
    As insurance and reinsurance linked investing remains popular among investors and an attractive source of protection to cedents, new insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds are still being formed and we should expect them to be “impressive in size”, Brad Adderley a Partner at law firm Appleby Bermuda said recently.
  8. ILW pricing rises after renewals for US, EU & JP coverage triggers
    Indicative pricing for industry-loss warranty (ILW) structured retrocessional reinsurance protection has risen for U.S. and European wind and storm related perils, with some relatively significant increases seen at certain trigger levels.
  9. Credit Suisse ILS promotes Jacquet to Head, Non-Life Underwriting
    Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd., the insurance and reinsurance investments focused unit of bank and asset management giant Credit Suisse, has promoted employee Benjamin Jacquet to the role of Head of Non-Life Underwriting.
  10. Storms & floods pose rising threat to UK & European reinsurance layers
    Recent European windstorms and resulting flooding pose an increasing threat to certain layers of UK and European reinsurance programs, as loss estimates begin to suggest multi-billion Euro industry impacts in the last fortnight.

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 33 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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