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Best of Artemis, week ending 26th July 2020


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 26th July 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 July 2020:

  1. Swiss Re reports $2.5bn of H1 Covid-19 pandemic impacts
    Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has reported what it calls a “significant addition” to its loss reserves for the Covid-19 pandemic, taking the total first-half 2020 hit from the coronavirus to $2.5 billion.
  2. Reinsurance pricing to catch-up, demand expected to rise: Analysts
    Reinsurance market price rises are expected to catch-up to the levels seen across primary and retrocession markets in recent months, flattening out the u-shaped marketplace and providing greater opportunities for underwriters and ILS investors to enhance their returns.
  3. Positive opportunities for ILS moving forward, say experts at ILS Asia 2020
    The past few months have provided unprecedented challenges for all areas of the global financial markets, but for insurance-linked securities (ILS) players, the ongoing desire for un-correlated assets presents a great opportunity, according to industry experts.
  4. Travelers confirms $400m PG&E subrogation will inure to benefit of reinsurers
    U.S. primary insurance carrier Travelers has confirmed that its estimated $400 million PG&E subrogation related recovery will inure to the benefit of its reinsurance panel.
  5. Hard market “has legs”, capital constrained & trapping to come: Barclays analysts
    The current hard market phase in insurance and reinsurance “has legs” as the levels of capital remain constrained in both traditional and alternative capital markets, analysts at Barclays have said.
  6. W. R. Berkley targets reinsurance growth in firming market
    With reinsurance pricing firming broadly and expected to continue to do so, one of the dynamics we expect to see in the marketplace is increasing competition, as the improved rate environment attracts some underwriters back to the market.
  7. Arbol transacts $11m notional through weather risk platform
    Arbol, a provider of marketplace technology that utilises smart contracts, has now sold $11 million notional in weather risk transfer contracts through its platform in the first four months since it began trading live transactions.
  8. Hudson Structured co-leads $24m Series A for insurtech Branch
    Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., undertaking its insurance and reinsurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda, has co-led a $24 million Series A investment round for home and auto insurtech firm Branch.
  9. ILS altered how reinsurers structure their operations: Lane, ILS Asia 2020
    The alternative, or third-party reinsurance capital market, has permanently altered the structure of reinsurers and will continue to do so moving forward, according to Dr. Morton Lane, President, Lane Financial LLC, and Director, The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
  10. Everest Re plans expansion of Mt. Logan Re strategy: Doucette, ILS Asia 2020
    Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer Everest Re Group continues to explore ways to evolve and develop its alternative capital play, according to John Doucette, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Reinsurance Division.

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 41 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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