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Best of Artemis, week ending 26th January 2020


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 26th January 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.

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Ten most read articles on, week ending 26th January 2020:

  1. Reinsurance can mitigate negative effects of climate change: Swiss Re CEO
    Reinsurance and its ability to transfer risk into a diversified pool of capital can play a vital role in helping the world to mitigate the negative effects of a changing climate and smooth volatility for carbon-free ventures, the CEO of Swiss Re has explained.
  2. Stratosphere Re cat bond trigger said at 15%-25% of Nephila’s total assets
    The recently launched to investors Stratosphere Re Ltd. (Series 2020-1) catastrophe bond that will provide coverage to the largest ILS fund manager in the market Nephila Capital, could only be triggered by losses causing the manager a roughly 15% to 25% hit to assets.
  3. Asset manager was buyer of recent parametric cyber risk transfer deal
    More information has been revealed on a recent innovative parametric cyber risk transfer transaction, which it turns out was for an asset manager to hedge potential cyber attack related disruption to U.S. power generation assets.
  4. Hyperion X builds out reinsurance analytics & capital advisory leadership
    Hyperion X Analytics, a data, advisory and technology focused unit of the global Hyperion Insurance Group, has confirmed the hiring of Mark Shumway and announced two more senior leaders as it continues to build out its practice expertise in reinsurance analytics and capital advisory.
  5. Nephila a reinsurer to Boost-backed cyber risk insurtech Cowbell
    Nephila Capital, the largest manager of mainly catastrophe and weather insurance linked securities and reinsurance linked assets, has lined up as one of the reinsurers supporting a technology-led cyber insurance company named Cowbell Cyber, signalling a step in the direction of specialty lines underwriting.
  6. Longevity swap market forecast for record £25bn+ year in 2020
    The longevity swap market is forecast to experience record levels of activity in 2020, with availability of reinsurance capacity likely to be a key consideration for pensions looking to offload the risk of their members living longer.
  7. Zenkyoren seeking $150m+ Nakama Re 2020 earthquake cat bond
    Zenkyoren (the Japanese National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives), which is one of the world’s largest buyers of reinsurance protection, has returned to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market with Nakama Re Ltd. (Series 2020-1), seeking another slice of catastrophe bond backed coverage from the capital markets.
  8. Significant catastrophe bond issuance expected in 2020: Aon
    Significant issuance of property catastrophe bonds is expected in 2020, with a large amount of maturities likely to drive renewal issues, according to broker Aon.
  9. PCS used as trigger source for first New Zealand exposed ILW transaction
    Property Claim Services (PCS) has expanded its activities around the world with the introduction of new regions where its industry loss data aggregation and index reporting services are available and the market is responding, with new transactions being placed using PCS data as a trigger source.
  10. AXIS warns on $169m catastrophe & weather Q4 hit, plus Irma creep
    AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, the Bermuda headquartered specialist global insurance and reinsurance firm, has pre-announced a range of hits to its fourth-quarter 2019 earnings, from catastrophes and severe weather during the period, as well as continued loss creep from hurricane Irma.

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 34 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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