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Best of Artemis, week ending 27th January 2019


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 27th January 2019, 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 viewed articles on, week ending 27th January 2019:

  1. Markel confirms commitment to ILS, support for CATCo team
    Markel Corporation has confirmed its commitment to insurance-linked securities (ILS), telling the Board of the exchange listed Markel CATCo managed retrocessional reinsurance investment fund that it remains part of the firms long-term strategy.
  2. PIMCO and Allianz to partner on new ILS investment operations
    Asset management giant PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company LLC) and owner Allianz S.E. are set to partner on a new insurance-linked securities (ILS) operation, which as we revealed recently is set to be run by Rick Pagnani.
  3. PCS to launch Japanese industry loss estimates & index
    Property Claim Services (PCS) is set to expand its range of industry loss data aggregation and index reporting services to include non-marine catastrophe losses in Japan, in response to demand from its client base.
  4. ABR Re, Chubb & Blackrock reinsurance J/V, hires Underwriting Director
    ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings Ltd. (ABR Re), the total-return or investment oriented reinsurance joint-venture vehicle established by re/insurer Chubb alongside asset manager Blackrock, has hired a new Underwriting Director.
  5. ILS won’t completely “uberise” traditional reinsurers: SCOR CEO Kessler
    The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market will never completely oust traditional reinsurance business models, according to Denis Kessler, the Chairman and CEO of French reinsurer SCOR, but he does believe ILS has cemented its role as a complementary source of risk capital.
  6. Travelers renews $2bn cat XoL treaty, adds $500m aggregate reinsurance
    Primary U.S. insurance firm Travelers successfully renewed its $2 billion corporate catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance treaty and added a brand new $500 million aggregate property catastrophe excess of loss treaty at the recent January 2019 renewals.
  7. Pandemic cat bond remains at-risk as Ebola virus spread continues
    The World Bank’s pandemic catastrophe bond remains at-risk as the spread of the Congo Ebola virus disease outbreak continues and agencies look nervously at borders in the region, with the risk of international transmission considered very high.
  8. PartnerRe expands Lorenz Re sidecar with $67m Torricelli quota-share
    Bermuda headquartered pure-play reinsurance firm PartnerRe has expanded its third-party capital activities at the renewal, adding a new Torricelli segregated account to its Lorenz Re sidecar vehicle and completing a $67 million quota share with investors.
  9. ILS a requirement to remain competitive as a re/insurer: JMP
    The use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures and access to third-party capital are essential requirements now for a reinsurance company to remain competitive in the evolving and challenging marketplace, according to analysts.
  10. ILS at forefront of monitoring for climate change impacts: John Seo
    The impacts of climate change present challenges for all industries and markets, but over the last two decades, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector has been at the forefront of monitoring new or unexpected impacts, according to John Seo, Co-founder and Managing Director of Fermat Capital.

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 32 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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