Best of Artemis, week ending 23rd July 2017


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 23rd July 2017, 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.

Ten most viewed articles on, week ending 23rd July 2017:

  1. “Little hope of a near-term bottoming” for reinsurance cycle: KBW
    A number of factors are conspiring to increase the pressure on reinsurance rates, it isn’t just the growth and competitiveness of alternative capital and the ILS fund market, leading analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to believe that there is “little hope of a near-term bottoming” out of the reinsurance market soft cycle.

  2. ILS funds move up the rankings, future growth potential clear
    Generally, insurance-linked investment fund managers have moved up a ranking of alternative asset managers over the last year, as their assets under management increased propelling them upwards. But the potential for ongoing growth is clear, as ILS only makes up 0.6% of the surveyed asset base.

  3. Nature Conservancy pilots insurance fund for coastal resilience
    The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a leading global nature conservation organisation, is working on a pilot project that will design and test an insurance mechanism for coastal resilience which will leverage private capital structured in a fund format and with underlying parametric insurance triggers.

  4. Lloyd’s to allow capital to flow in more quickly after major loss
    The Lloyd’s of London insurance and reinsurance market wants to make it a simpler place for capital to enter after the next major market-turning event, which is both a strategy to make the market an easier place to do business but would also be likely to dampen post-event price rises.

  5. TransRe names new Head Of Biz Dev, to assist with third-party capital
    Global reinsurance firm TransRe, which operates as Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries such as Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, and is owned by Alleghany Corporation, has appointed Kyle Rhodes as its Global Head of Business Development, a role that will see him assist on the third-party capital side.

  6. Cyber loss could equal nat cat, worst case $120bn+, aggregation key: Lloyd’s
    Cyber losses could be as large as major natural catastrophe events, with worst case scenarios showing economic impacts as high as $120 billion or greater, while the aggregation risk is likened to that seen from catastrophes making reinsurance solutions and ILS ever more relevant.

  7. Alternative capital hits $86bn, resurgence helps buyers: Aon Benfield
    Alternative reinsurance capital grew 6% to $86 billion by the end of Q1 2017 and its resurgence prior to the mid-year June and July 2017 renewals has been a benefit to buyers of protection, helping them secure additional cost-savings and coverage enhancements, according to broker Aon Benfield.

  8. Munich Re puts cyclone Debbie insured loss at US $1.4 billion
    Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has estimated the insurance and reinsurance industry impact from Australian Cyclone Debbie at US $1.4 billion, the highest industry loss estimate seen to-date, while the economic impact is seen as US $2.7 billion.

  9. UK ILS rules published, aim to keep UK reinsurance competitive
    The UK government has published its finalised regulations that it says “introduce a competitive regulatory and tax regime” for insurance-linked securities (ILS) business and will help to ensure that the country remains “at the forefront of the global reinsurance market.”

  10. Commitments, funding to narrow protection gap announced at IDF event
    At an event held in London today focused on the progress made by the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), as part of the International Insurance Society (IIS) conference, a number of commitments and news of funding were made, with the goal of furthering steps to narrowing the disaster protection gap.

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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